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Coming up in CPD

Fri Oct 20 2017

Monday, November 06 2017: A white coat view of black robe health Presented by Professor Matthew Large, School of Psychiatry, UNSW, and chaired by Arthur Moses SC. For full details please download a flyer here.

Save the dates: CPD Conference Dates 2018

Fri Oct 20 2017

The Bar Association's CPD conference program for 2018 will be released shortly. In the meantime members may wish to note the dates and venues:

  • Saturday, 17 February 2018 - North Coast
  • Saturday, 24 February 2018 - Parramatta
  • Saturday, 3 March 2018 - Personal Injury / Common Law Conference, Sydney
  • Saturday, 10 March 2018 - Newcastle
  • Saturday, 17 & Sunday, 18 March 2018 - Orange
  • Saturday, 24 March 2018 - Sydney

Programs and online registration will shortly be available on the Association's website and through InBrief.

The 2017 Annual Plunkett Lecture

Fri Oct 20 2017

Thursday, 9 November 2017: Mark Tedeschi AM QC will deliver the Annual Plunkett Lecture on 9 November 2017 at 5.15pm in the NSW Bar Association Common Room, to be chaired by the Attorney General, the Honourable Mark Speakman SC. Mr Tedeschi is the Senior Crown Prosecutor in New South Wales and the author of ‘Murder at Myall Creek: The Trial that Defined a Nation’, published by Simon & Schuster in 2016. Mr Tedeschi will deliver a lecture titled ‘John Hubert Plunkett QC and the Myall Creek murder trials.’

2017 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast – All welcome

Thu Oct 19 2017
Charity at the bar

Members and their friends are invited to the 2017 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast on Friday, 27 October at Verandah Restaurant. Come and enjoy a two-course breakfast and help raise money for two wonderful charities. There will also be a fabulous raffle drawn on the morning with amazing prizes to be won!

Raffle tickets are now be available to purchase at the Bar Association Reception. RSVP for the breakfast today, RSVPs will be accepted until Monday 23 October unless sold out prior.

Click here for all the event details including updated details on the amazing raffle organised by the Diversity and Equality Committee.

If you are unable to attend the breakfast, you may still make a donation to these worthy causes via the registration process. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Tax receipts will be issued by the charities following the events. To donate, please click here.

Supporting charities

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is the leading community-funded national organisation in Australia raising money for research into prevention and cure of breast cancer. Research programs funded by the NBCF cover every aspect of breast cancer, from increasing understanding of genetics to providing better treatments and improving ways to support women and their families. The NBCF relies almost entirely on corporate and community support to continue its work.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. The PCFA focuses on funding innovative research, support, information and advocacy for men with prostate cancer and raising awareness across the community. PCFA operates over 100 supports groups Australia wide who provide support and advocacy, via the phone or face to face to men and their families affected by prostate cancer. These groups meet regularly and provide a meeting forum for the exchange of experiences, ideas and news as well as an invaluable support network.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact the Associations, Events Coordinator Erika Childs on ph: (02) 9232 4055. We look forward to seeing you there. RSVPS Close 18 October 2017.

Joint Family Court - Federal Circuit Court swearing-in

Thu Oct 19 2017

Appointments

The Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court will hold a joint ceremony tomorrow, 20 October 2017, for the swearing-in of the Hon John Pascoe AC CVO as chief justice of the Family Court and William Alstergren QC as chief judge of the Federal Circuit Court. The ceremony will be held at 11.00am on Friday, 20 October 2017 in Court 1, Level 21, Queens Square. Noel Hutley SC will speak on behalf of the Australian and New South Wales Bar Associations.

'Who wants to be a Millionaire' fundraising event - RSVP's Now Open

Thu Oct 19 2017
Charity at the New South Wales Bar

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to attend a 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' fundraising event in support of the Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation, a not-for-profit community organisation initiated and directed by Aboriginal people with Aboriginal Elders.

Hosted by New Chambers, the 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' event will feature contestants Lloyd Babb SC and Kara Shead SC pitching their wits against Kate Morgan SC and Arthur Moses SC. All funds raised including entry donation, donations and additional pledges for your favorite team on the evening will go directly to support the Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation.

To secure your ticket please RSVP here by Wednesday 1 November 2017. Places strictly limited.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Tax receipts will be issued by the Corporation following the event. To donate, please click here.

For more information about the event please contact the NSW Bar Association on 9232 4055.

WBF Cocktails and Canapes to celebrate the women silks of 2017

Thu Oct 19 2017
Diversity

The Women Barristers Forum invites members to join them for cocktails and canapes at the Verandah Bar Restaurant on Tuesday, 14 November to celebrate the appointment of women senior counsel for 2017. Guest speaker will be Mary Gaudron QC. Learn more here.

Money raised for RACS

Wed Oct 18 2017
Charity at the New South Wales Bar

The NSW Bar Association is proud to announce that $14,271 was raised at the Justice 4 Refugees cocktail event on Wednesday 11 October 2017. All money raised on the evening went directly to support the wonderful work of the Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS).

Professor Gillian Triggs and the Hon. Michael Kirby both attended and spoke at the event and were announced as the inaugural patrons of RACS. Go to RACS website to hear their message of support - http://www.racs.org.au/

Thank you to all those who supported the event. If you wish to support RACS please follow link https://www.racs.org.au/causes/donate-now/

Bar Knitting Group

Wed Oct 18 2017
Wellbeing

Bar Knitting Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. All interested barristers are invited to attend the next meeting on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 from 6.00pm in the Bar Library. Bring your own needles and wool. If you don’t know how to knit/crochet and would like to learn, the group will provide. Refreshments provided.

CPD: Coming up tomorrow (Lunchtime)

Wed Oct 18 2017

Thursday, October 19 2017: 'Choice of Court Agreements under an International Civil Law Act' Presented by Michael Douglas, University of Sydney Law School and chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details please download a flyer here.


Please note this is a lunchtime seminar, commencing at 1 pm.

Rewriting coronial law for New South Wales

Wed Oct 18 2017
Request for interviewees for doctoral research

Participants are sought for a coronial law doctoral project at the University of Sydney Law School examining the changes to coronial law and practice in New South Wales introduced by the Coroners Act 2009 and the effectiveness of those reforms to meet their stated purpose. The project is being supervised by Professor David Hamer and Dr Rebecca Scott Bray.

Barristers who have appeared at or acted as counsel assisting in an inquest in New South Wales, and who would be interested in participating in an interview for the project, are invited to contact the student researcher, Raymond Brazil, for further information at rbra1621@uni.sydney.edu.au

Participation in this research project is voluntary.

An interview for the project would take approximately 1.5 hours. Participation in an interview will remain confidential and participants will be de-identified in any publication or report on the research.

The research project has received Ethics Approval by the Human Research Ethics Committee of The University of Sydney (Ethics Approval Protocol Number (2016/047). Inquiries regarding the process of Ethics Approval may be made to The Ethics Office, The University of Sydney, at ro.humanethics@sydney.edu.au.

Save the date - 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' fundraising event

Wed Oct 18 2017
Charity at the New South Wales Bar

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to save the date for the 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' fundraising event in support of the Tribal Warriors Aboriginal Corporation, a not-for-profit community organisation initiated and directed by Aboriginal people with Aboriginal Elders on Friday 3 November 2017 from 5pm.

Hosted by New Chambers, the 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' event will feature contestants including Lloyd Babb SC, Kate Morgan SC, Arthur Moses SC and Kara Shead SC.

For further information please visit https://www.nswbar.asn.au/for-members/events

ABA Advanced Trial Advocacy Intensive

Wed Oct 18 2017
Continuing Professional Development

The Australian Bar Association's Advanced Trial Advocacy Intensive will be held in Sydney on 22 – 26 January 2018. Applications close on 31 October 2017. This is a residential five day course that will develop your skills as an experienced barrister. The course focuses on developing your strengths in addressing, examining-in-chief and cross-examining. The coaching faculty will include Federal and Supreme Court judges, Australian and international counsel from New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom, as well as professional performance coaches with expertise in voice, movement and impact. Learn more here.

Tonight: Forbes Society Legal History Tutorial

Wed Oct 18 2017

The Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History will hold its tutorial tonight, 18 October 2017 at 5.15pm in the Banco Court. Chief Justice Tom Bathurst AC will be discussing the history of criminal law.

2017 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture and Centenary Conference

Wed Oct 18 2017

The 2017 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture will delivered by The Hon James Allsop AO, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia on 1 November 2017 at 5.30 pm in the New South Wales Bar Association Common Room.

The 2017 Annual Lecture will be preceded by the Maurice Byers Centenary Conference, to celebrate the life and times of the late Sir Maurice Byers CBE QC on the occasion of the centenary of his birth. The Conference will be held from 2.00pm - 5.00pm in the NSW Bar Association Common Room. To view the 2017 conference program please click here.

All are welcome to attend.

Click hereTo RSVP for your place at the 2017 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture and the Maurice Byers Centenary Conference.

The 2017 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture is convened by The NSW Bar Association. For more information about the Maurice Byers Annual Lecture please contact the NSW Bar Association on 02 9232 4055. The Maurice Byers Centenary Conference is convened by Maurice Byers Chambers. For more information about the Conference please contact Andrew Naylor or Melissa Brown on 02 8233 0300.

Save the date : 2018 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Wed Oct 18 2017

The 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 3 March. The conference offers 5 CPD points.

Speaker details and online registration will be made available over the coming weeks. These will be 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 on 02 9232 4919 or via e-mail cpd@nswbar.asn.au

New Barristers' Committee Breakfast in Parramatta - this Friday

Wed Oct 18 2017

The New Barristers’ Committee invites you to join our hosts His Honour Judge J Bennett SC and Magistrate Tsavdaridis for breakfast in Parramatta on 20 October 2017 from 8am. The breakfast will be held at the Legal Grind Café, 9 George Street, Parramatta.

Drop in for a short(or long) time from 8:00am – 9:30am.

So that an appropriate area can be set aside please indicate if you might be able to attend by emailing Corrie Goodhand, 8th Floor Selborne Chambers, at: cgoodhand@eightselborne.com.

INSLM Statutory Deadline Reviews

Tue Oct 17 2017
National security

On 16 October 2017 the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor published the reports on Statutory Deadline Reviews covering: Division 3A of Part 1AA of the Crimes Act (Stop, Search & Seize powers); Sections 119.2 and 119.3 of the Criminal Code (Declared Areas); and Divisions 104 and 105 of the Criminal Code (Control Orders & Preventative Detention Orders), including the interoperability of the control order regime and the High Risk Terrorist Offenders Act 2016. The reports are available on the INSLM website.

Workers Compensation Regulation Bulletin

Tue Oct 17 2017

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) has published the Workers Compensation Regulation Bulletin, Issue 32, 10/2017. This edition features articles on "Access to community support services" and the launch of the Merit Review Portal: an online facility for workers to apply for a merit review of an insurer work capacity decision. View the bulletin on the SIRA website.

Amendments to the High Court Rules 2004

Tue Oct 17 2017
Practice and procedure

The High Court Amendment (Appeals and Other Matters) Rules 2017 have been published on the Federal Register of Legislation. These rules amend the appellate procedures in the High Court Rules 2004, expanding the timeline for filing of material in advance of the hearing of appeals. They also change the sequence and form of some of the material filed by the parties in appeals. Learn more here. An explanatory statement is available here. The High Court has also published Practice Direction No.1 of 2017 - Joint Book of Authorities, which takes effect in relation to matters set down for hearing after 1 January 2018. View the practice direction here.

CPD livestreamed to members

Mon Oct 16 2017
CPD tonight

Monday, October 16 2017: 'Crossing the line: Behaviour that gets barristers into trouble' Presented by Kate Eastman SC and chaired by Arthur Moses SC. For full details please download a flyer here.

This seminar will be livestreamed to members via the CPD Online platform at: https://www.nswbar.asn.au/live-stream/members

This seminar will commence at 5.15 pm in the Bar Association Common Room.

Coming up in CPD this week

Mon Oct 16 2017

Thursday, October 19 2017: 'Choice of Court Agreements under an International Civil Law Act' Presented by Michael Douglas, University of Sydney Law School and chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details please download a flyer here.

Please note this is a lunchtime seminar, commencing at 1 pm.

2017 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast – All welcome

Mon Oct 16 2017
Charity at the bar

Members and their friends are invited to the 2017 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast on Friday, 27 October at Verandah Restaurant. Come and enjoy a two-course breakfast and help raise money for two wonderful charities. There will also be a fabulous raffle drawn on the morning with amazing prizes to be won!

Raffle tickets will also be available to pre-purchase from Wednesday 18 October 2017 at the Bar Association Reception. RSVP for the breakfast today, RSVPs will be accepted until Tuesday 24 October unless sold out prior.

Click here for all the event details including updated details on the amazing raffle organised by the Diversity and Equality Committee.

If you are unable to attend the breakfast, you may still make a donation to these worthy causes via the registration process. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Tax receipts will be issued by the charities following the events. To donate, please click here.

Supporting charities

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is the leading community-funded national organisation in Australia raising money for research into prevention and cure of breast cancer. Research programs funded by the NBCF cover every aspect of breast cancer, from increasing understanding of genetics to providing better treatments and improving ways to support women and their families. The NBCF relies almost entirely on corporate and community support to continue its work.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. The PCFA focuses on funding innovative research, support, information and advocacy for men with prostate cancer and raising awareness across the community. PCFA operates over 100 supports groups Australia wide who provide support and advocacy, via the phone or face to face to men and their families affected by prostate cancer. These groups meet regularly and provide a meeting forum for the exchange of experiences, ideas and news as well as an invaluable support network.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact the Associations, Events Coordinator Erika Childs on ph: (02) 9232 4055. We look forward to seeing you there. RSVPS Close 18 October 2017.