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Upcoming CLA halfday seminars: Patents & Trade Marks and ADR

Fri Jan 29 2016

Promoted by the Commercial Law Association

1.30-4.30pm Patents & Trade Marks

Speakers: The Hon Justice Jayne Jagot, Cynthia Cochrane, Jeremy Dobbin, Kim O’Connell • Patent infringement — ‘purposive’ claim construction, essential and inessential integers and infringing the ‘substantial idea’ of the invention. • Patent validity — ‘law of enabling disclosure’ in the UK. Does it form part of the law of novelty under the Patents Act 1990 (Cth)? • Trade mark infringement — Parallel importing and exporting of genuine products — availability of the s123 defence, the meaning of ‘authorised user’ and the ss145, 146 and 148 offences. • Patent validity — are computer-implemented business methods patentable?

1.30-4.30pm, Friday, 4 March How to make ADR work for you and your clients Speakers: Francis Douglas QC, Robert Angyal SC, Hon Dr Kevin Lindgren AM QC FAAL, David Fairlie (Chair) • The Commercial Arbitration Acts 2010 and the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth) as amended in 2010. The way forward. • Tips for drafting effective settlement documents: binding/not binding. Dealing with revenue consequences. Achieving mutual releases without drafting till midnight. • What should lawyers do and not do to help the mediator improve settlement prospects? For more information and to register visit www.cla.org.au

BOCSAR update on custody statistics December 2015

Fri Jan 29 2016

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research had today released its December 2015 quarterly update on custody statistics.

The Report indicates that the NSW adult prison population grew by 12 per cent between January 2015 and December 2015, reaching a new record high in December of 12,121. This brings the total increase in the NSW adult prison population over the last two years to 17 per cent.

Over the last 12 months the number of juveniles in custody fell by 6 per cent. As at December 2015, there were 280 juveniles in custody; well down from the peak of 405 juveniles in custody back in June 2011.

For further details, view the BOCSAR Report.

Yoga classes in the Common Room postponed

Fri Jan 29 2016

Due to maintenance work being undertaken in the Common Room, the commencement of yoga classes scheduled for next week has been postponed.

Members will be advised of the new commencement date via In Brief.

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

Fri Jan 29 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]

The wait is over - BarBooks iPad and iPhone app now available

Thu Jan 28 2016

Promoted by Bar Books

The wait is over! Download our app : http://apple.co/1TbqP0g We are sticking to our #nyresolution by providing the best product and service to our barristers. Our new app allows you to manage matters, tasks, time tracking on your mobile apple device! Easy to use and functional, this is a free addition to the BarBooks software package. Your data syncs realtime to any devices you have BarBooks on. Speak to Charlotte if you haven't made the switch by emailing charlotte@barbooksaustralia.com or visit www.barbooksaustralia.com.

WIRO Seminar and Workshop - 8.30am 12 February 2016

Thu Jan 28 2016

The third annual Seminar and Workshop presented by the Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO) will be held on Friday 12 February 2016 at WatervieW in Bicentennial Park from 8.30am to 4pm.

All legal practitioners are welcome to attend.

The program will focus upon various aspects of the 2015 changes to the workers compensation system.

Timor-Leste Judicial System Monitoring Program funding crisis

Thu Jan 28 2016

The Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP)is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes democracy, human rights and gender equality in Timor-Leste. Since its inception in 2004, JSMP has been instrumental in influencing key improvements to the Timorese judicial sector.

JSMP recently received unexpected news that one of its key donors will not provide support in 2016 due to financial constraints. This puts JSMP in a difficult situation as this loss of funding was sudden and there had been no planning regarding alternative funding sources.

The JSMP is seeking funding from interested persons to enable it to continue its work.

Individuals interested in providing financial assistance can contact the JSMP direct

Australia Day Honours

Wed Jan 27 2016

The following have received Australia Day Honours in the Order of Australia:

His Honour John Henry Pascoe AO CVO was made a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to the law and to the judiciary, through support for improved access to the justice system for Indigenous peoples, to legal administration and higher education, and as an advocate for the prevention of international trafficking of children.

Mr Allan James Myers AO QC was made a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to the community through philanthropic leadership in support of major visual arts, higher education, medical research and not-for-profit organisations, to the law, and to professional learning programs.

Mr Joseph John Catanzariti was made a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the law, to legal education, to labour and employment relations, and to professional legal bodies.

Mr Lionel Philip Robberds QC was made a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the law, to rowing, and to the community.

Rooms to license in Level Nine Wentworth Chambers annex

Wed Jan 27 2016

An opportunity has arisen to join Level Nine Wentworth Chambers new annex located on Level 6, 99 Elizabeth Street. This brand new fit out consists of ten new rooms, two of which are available to license. The Floor is fully connected to the Barnet Network and boasts a 12 seat conference room, modern kitchen and shower facilities. The new annex is only 100 meters away from the Supreme Court. The entire floor currently consists of 7 Senior Counsel and 17 Juniors of which 2 Seniors and 4 Juniors are currently located in our annex. Nine Wentworth is a very busy floor with an extensive range of practices.

The room may be inspected by prior appointment with the Clerk. Please contact 8815 9200 or clerk@ninewentworth.com.au

Prices are available upon application and all enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

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

Wed Jan 27 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]

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

Wed Jan 27 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]

2016 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Wed Jan 27 2016

Registrations are now open for the 2016 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference which will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 5 March. The conference runs from 9:00am to 3.00pm. Morning tea and a stand-up buffet lunch will be provided.

For more details about the conference and the costs involved please click [here].

The conference offers 5 CPD points.

Registrations are open to NSW barristers that currently hold a practising certificate and places in the conference are strictly limited.

To register and pay to secure your place please click [here]

For more details about the conference program please click [here]. A detailed program will be soon advertised in In Brief as well as on the NSW Bar Association Website.

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact the Professional Development Department (9229 4055 or cpd@nswbar.asn.au).

Program for the Parramatta CPD Conference, 12 March 2016

Wed Jan 27 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 (clone)

Wed Jan 27 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]

Program for the Sydney CPD Conference, 19 March 2016

Wed Jan 27 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]

Program for the Newcastle CPD Conference, 27 February 2016

Wed Jan 27 2016

The 2016 CPD Conference in Newcastle will be held at the Novotel in Newcastle Beach on Saturday 27 February from 9 to 5pm.

Speakers

  • Ms J Lonergan SC and Philip Selth OAM, Executive Director
  • Ian Davidson SC
  • Anthony Payne SC
  • Mark Walsh SC
  • Warwick Tregilgas
  • Gabriel Wendler
  • Kellie Edwards
  • Caroline Dobraszczyk
  • Professor Aidan Foy

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

FEES

  • NSW Barrister (holds a PC in NSW) AUD $ 230.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 200.00 (If Registered by Friday, February 19, 2016)
  • Solicitors & non-NSW Barristers AUD $ 280.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 250.00 (If Registered by Friday, February 19, 2016)

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

To secure a spot, please register [here]

Applications open for Legal Aid NSW Children’s Criminal Law Panel

Fri Jan 22 2016

The Legal Aid NSW Children’s Criminal Law Panel (the panel) is currently open for new applications and applications for reappointment by current panel members.

Current panel members due for reappointment need to apply for reappointment to the panel if they wish to continue to undertake legally aided children’s criminal law work. Current panel members who are unsure whether they are required to apply for reappointment can contact Professional Practices on (02) 9219 5662 or at panels@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.

New applications and applications for reappointment must be submitted through the Panels Application website by Friday 12 February 2016 for consideration by the Selection Committee. Applications received after this date will not be considered until the next Selection Committee meeting which will take place in 2017.

Information about the panel is available on the Panels, audit and practice standards web page. This contains additional information that can be viewed or downloaded:

The Panel Information Package;

How to apply

Quick Guide for Panels Application Website.

For any further enquiries regarding the panel, please email panels@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Sydney CPD Conference, 19 March 2016 - the Program will be soon available

Thu Jan 21 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
  • Chrissa Loukas SC
  • Ingmar Taylor SC
  • Kate Eastman SC
  • Gabrielle Bashir
  • Mark Walsh SC
  • Edward Muston
  • Ben Katekar
  • Gillian Mahony
  • Caroline Dobraszczyk

The full program for the Sydney conference will be soon available.

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]

Ceremonial sitting of the Court of Appeal - Banco Court, 9am, Monday 8 February 2016

Thu Jan 21 2016

The Court of Appeal will hold a ceremonial sitting in the Banco Court at 9am on Monday 8 February to mark the 50th anniversary of its first sitting. A number of former and current judges of appeal will be on the bench and His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, will be in attendance.

The ceremonial sitting is open to all members of the legal profession and the public.

Program for the North Coast CPD Conference, 13 February 2016

Thu Jan 21 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
  • Jonathon Priestley SC
  • Kim Holwell
  • Deborah Robinson
  • Mark Brabazon SC
  • Kate Eastman SC
  • 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 North Coast CPD Conference, 13 February 2016

Thu Jan 21 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
  • Mark Brabazon SC
  • Kate Eastman SC
  • Jonathon Priestley SC
  • Anne Healey
  • Kim Holwell
  • Deborah Robinson

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]

Common Law Practice Update 93

Wed Jan 20 2016

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has published Practice Update 93, with case notes on Section 5R and 5B Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW)/section 138 Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW); Sections 7A and 7E Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW; Sections 60 and 60G Limitation Act 1969 (NSW) and more. Download CLPU 93 here

Changes to the Federal Court of Australia’s eLodgment system

Wed Jan 20 2016

The Federal Court has advised that, from 25 January 2016, there will be a number of changes to the Court's eLodgment system. The Court will have a new credit card payment gateway. The new gateway offers more features for those who pay lodgment fees by credit card via eLodgment. eLodgers are able to save and manage their credit card details. This will speed up the payment process for future lodgments.

The Court will also be improving the management of pending lodgments by providing additional statuses and reasons for setting a lodgment to pending. The eLodgment emails will contain an eLodgment ID and details of the managing registry. These details assist for the prompt resolution of any queries that might arise.

For more information about the changes, see the Court's website

2016 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Wed Jan 20 2016

Registrations are now open for the 2016 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference which will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 5 March. The conference runs from 9:00am to 3.00pm. Morning tea and a stand-up buffet lunch will be provided.

For more details about the conference and the costs involved please click [here].

The conference offers 5 CPD points.

Registrations are open to NSW barristers that currently hold a practising certificate and places in the conference are strictly limited.

To register and pay to secure your place please click [here]

For more details about the conference program please click [here]. A detailed program will be soon advertised in In Brief as well as on the NSW Bar Association Website.

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact the Professional Development Department (9229 4055 or cpd@nswbar.asn.au).