Retirement of the Hon Justice McClellan AM

Mon Jan 15 2018

A ceremonial sitting will be held in the Banco Court on Thursday, 8 February 2018 at 9.15am to mark the retirement of the Hon Justice Peter McClellan AM from the New South Wales Court of Appeal. Members will be advised of further details as soon as they are known.

High Court Practice Direction No 2 of 2017

Mon Jan 15 2018

Shortly before the Christmas break the High Court issued Practice Direction No 2 of 2017 regarding the office hours of its registry. The practice direction took effect on 1 January 2018. Learn more here.

Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day

Mon Jan 15 2018
Wellbeing at the bar

The annual Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day returns to Manly course on Monday, 22 January 2018. Tee off at 1.00 pm followed by dinner (at around 6.00 pm). The cost for the day is $170.00 per person including dinner. (No discount for Golf only. Manly members pay $80.00).

Download an Acceptance Form here. Could you complete and return (together with payment) as soon as possible?

Further details contact Dennis Flaherty on 9233 3517 (mobile 041 601 5623), Paul Bolster (0414 878 946) or John Newnham solicitor on 9264 7788.

ABA Silks Ceremony and Dinner

Mon Jan 15 2018

The Australian Bar Association will hold its annual dinner on the night of the new silks taking their bows in the High Court. The dinner will be held in the Great Hall of the High Court in Canberra on Monday, 5 February 2018 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. All judges and barristers, not just the new silks, and their partners are invited to attend. Dress for the evening is formal and the cost for the dinner is $400 per person (including GST). Members of the judiciary and friends of counsel who wish to attend the dinner should complete an RSVP, together with the appropriate payment, by Wednesday, 17 January 2018.

Statement from President Arthur Moses SC regarding District Court Rolling List Program

Wed Jan 10 2018
Media Release

President Arthur Moses SC welcomes the results of the Rolling List Program referred to in a media release by the NSW Attorney General but notes the narrow scope of the program and that District Court backlog in criminal proceedings can only be resolved by proper funding of legal aid and resourcing of courts. The President’s statement can be found HERE. The Attorney General’s media release can be found HERE