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Positions vacant: Crown prosecutors

Mon Feb 01 2016
$274,920 per annum plus Conveyance Allowance of $16,645 per annum

The attorney general of New South Wales is seeking applications from qualified persons for appointment as Crown prosecutors under the Crown Prosecutors Act 1986 for a fixed term of up to seven years that may be renewed, following an initial twelve-month probationary period. Learn more here.

Federal Court of Australia: implementation of National Duty System

Mon Feb 01 2016

A key component of the Federal Court’s implementation of the National Court Framework (NCF) has been the review of the court’s duty system is to ensure a nationally consistent system that provides timely and proactive responses to urgent duty matters, with a "direct to chambers" approach.

The National Duty System commences on 1 February 2016. The key features of the system are:

  • Dedicated Commercial & Corporations NPA Duty Judge & General Duty Judge;
  • Direct-to-chambers approach which allows practitioners to liaise directly with the chambers of the duty judge about an urgent case; and
  • Specialist assistance for Self-represented litigants.

Further information about the National Duty System is available on the court’s website.

The Newcastle Opening of Term functions

Mon Feb 01 2016

The Newcastle Opening of Term functions will be held this Wednesday, 3 February 2015.

9.30am: Ecumenical Service at Christ Church Cathedral (Robes and Wigs to be worn) 10.30am: Ceremony at the Newcastle Court House – Peter Cummings SC will speak on behalf of the Bar (Robes and Wigs to be worn) 11.15am: Morning Tea at the Newcastle Club 6.00pm: Law Society Cocktail Party – ticket prices are $55.00 for members of the Newcastle Law Society and $70 for non-members and includes drinks and canapes (you can get a registration form here

Successful Speakers Series - Lessons in Resilience and Courage: The Road to Achieving Success and Fulfilment’.

Mon Feb 01 2016

On 9 February 2016 at 5.15 pm The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, seminar room, level 3 (Note change of location from NSW Bar Common Room)

The session will be presented by:

Pauline Nguyen, Entrepeneur, owner of the Red Lantern Restaurant and recipient of the Telstra Award for Medium Business (2012). Pauline is also an author, and has used her communication skills to inspire and empower individuals in life and business. Pauline devotes her energies to developing and sharing her knowledge of self-mastery, mindset and spiritual entrepreneurship.

Sally Stevenson AM, CEO Illawarra Women's Health Service. The mission of the Illawarra Women’s Health Service is to provide a range of feminist comprehensive and integrated health care and wellbeing options for women in a unique, safe and empowering setting. Sally previously worked with Medicins sans Frontier and the World Health Organisation. She is the founding Chair of the Indigo Foundation.

Ruth Medd, Chair of Women on Boards. Women on Boards works to improve the gender balance on Australian boards. It partners with the corporate, government and non-profit sectors to hold events, host programs, create opportunities for women and coach and mentor them into career and director roles. Ruth has been pursuing a career as a non-executive director since 2000. She is Chair of Australian Ethical Superannuation Ltd, Executive Chair of WOB Pty Ltd (Women on Boards) and a director of the National Foundation for Australian Women.

chaired by Anthony McGrath SC

Attendance to this seminar will attract 1.5 CPD points in the strand:

Practice Management and Business Skills

This event has been organised by the Equal Opportunity Committee as part of its Successful Speakers Series. Registrations are not required.

Final Program North Coast CPD Conference, 13 February 2016 - Deadline early bird registrations: 5 February

Mon Feb 01 2016

The 2016 CPD Conference on the North Coast will be held at the Ramada Hotel in Ballina on Saturday 13 February from 9 to 5pm.

Speakers

  • Noel Hutley SC, President & Philip Selth OAM, Executive Director
  • Garry J Hatcher SC
  • Mark Brabazon SC
  • Kate Eastman SC
  • Jonathon Priestley SC
  • Kim Holwell
  • Deborah Robinson
  • Caroline Dobraszczyk

For the full program for Ballina, please click [here].

FEES

  • NSW Barrister (holds a PC in NSW) AUD $ 230.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 200.00 (If Registered by Friday, February 5, 2016)
  • Solicitors & non-NSW Barristers AUD $ 280.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 250.00 (If Registered by Friday, February 5, 2016)

For more information about fees and accommodation, please click [here]

To secure a spot, please register [here]

Program for the Parramatta CPD Conference, 12 March 2016

Mon Feb 01 2016

The 2016 CPD Conference in Parramatta will be held at the Holiday Inn on Saturday 12 March from 9 to 5pm.

Speakers

  • Noel Hutley SC, President, and Philip Selth OAM, Executive Director
  • The Honourable Justice G Bellew, Supreme Court of NSW
  • His Honour Judge Dunkley, Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Patrick Griffin SC
  • Robert Angyal SC
  • Michelle Painter SC
  • Paul Sansom SC
  • Robyn Druitt
  • James T Johnson
  • Caroline Dobraszczyk

For the full program for Parramatta conference, please click [here].

FEES NSW Barrister (holds a PC in NSW) AUD $ 230.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 200.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 4, 2016) Solicitors & non-NSW Barristers AUD $ 280.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 250.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 4, 2016)

For more information about fees and accommodation, please click [here]

To secure a spot, please register [here]

Program for the Orange CPD Conference, 20-21 February 2016

Mon Feb 01 2016

The 2016 CPD Conference in Orange will be held at the Ex Services Club. Full attendance at this conference will attract 10 CPD points, and will cover the four strands required for the practising certificate year.

The Conference will run from 9:00am - 4:40pm on Saturday, 20 February and 9:00am to 1:00pm on Sunday, 21 February. There will be a sit-down lunch in the restaurant on the Saturday. On Saturday there will be a conference dinner at the Tonic Restaurant Millthorpe, corner Pym & Victoria Streets, Millthorpe. Dinner is $120 per person and includes dinner and drinks.

Speakers

  • Noel Hutley SC, President and Philip Selth OAM, Executive Director
  • The Hon Justice A Ainslie-Wallace
  • His Honour Judge G Lerve
  • Edward Muston SC
  • Grant Brady SC
  • Ian Nash
  • Michelle Castle

The workshop on Sunday is organised by the Australian Advocacy Institute and will be conducted by:

  • The Hon. Justice Ainslie-Wallace
  • Carolyn Davenport SC
  • Craig Smith SC
  • Grant Brady SC

For the full program for Orange, please click [here]

FEES

  • NSW Barrister (holds a PC in NSW) AUD $ 230.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 200.00 (If Registered by Friday, February 12, 2016)
  • Solicitors & non-NSW Barristers AUD $ 280.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 250.00 (If Registered by Friday, February 12, 2016)

For more information about fees and accommodation, please click [here]

To secure a spot, please register [here]

Final Program for the Sydney CPD Conference, 19 March 2016

Mon Feb 01 2016

The 2016 CPD Conference in Sydney will be held at the Hilton on Saturday 19 March from 9 to 5pm.

Speakers

  • Noel Hutley SC, President & Philip Selth OAM, Executive Director
  • The Honourable Justice S Gageler
  • The Hon Justice J Stevenson
  • Stuart Donaldson SC
  • Garry Hatcher SC
  • Chrissa Loukas SC
  • Kate Eastman SC
  • Gabrielle Bashir SC
  • Mark Walsh SC
  • Edward Muston SC
  • Ben Katekar
  • Gillian Mahony
  • Caroline Dobraszczyk

For the full program for the Sydney conference please click [here].

FEES NSW Barrister (holds a PC in NSW) AUD $ 230.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 200.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 11, 2016) Solicitors & non-NSW Barristers AUD $ 280.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 250.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 11, 2016)

For more information about fees and accommodation, please click [here]

To secure a spot, please register [here]