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2019 North Coast Conference - Early Bird Registrations Close Friday

Mon Feb 18 2019

Early bird registrations for the 2019 North Coast CPD Conference at the discounted price will close Friday. You can still register after this date at the normal price.

The North Coast Conference is set down for Saturday, 2 March at the Ramada Hotel and Suites, Ballina. The conference will run from 9:00am - 4:40pm with full attendance attracting 6 CPD points.

Speakers include:

  • Her Honour Judge L K Wells SC
  • Her Honour Judge Dina Yehia SC
  • Ian Roberts SC
  • Peter McGrath SC
  • Patrick Griffin SC
  • Jason Watts
  • Kellie Edwards
  • Simon Priestley
  • Sophie Anderson

Download the full program here - 2019 North Coast Program

The conference is run by registration only and places in this conference are strictly limited. To register and pay to secure your place with discounted early bird pricing please click

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact the Professional Development Department (9232 4919 or cpd@nswbar.asn.au).

Class Actions half-day and Preparing Expert Witnesses lunchtime seminar

Mon Feb 18 2019

The CLA’s Class Actions Half-day kicks off an interesting morning with Elizabeth Collins SC on lessons from the Banking Royal Commission, followed by a discussion of the latest ALRC recommendations with Matt Corrigan, ALRC; Jason Betts, HSF; Matthew Kennedy, IMF Bentham; Andrew Dawson, Marsh; and Odette McDonald, Phi Finney McDonald. The seminar will conclude with a look at emerging issues in funding class actions with Ben Phi from Phi Finney McDonald. The Chair is Hon Justice Brigitte Markovic.

Helping litigators understand experts. How to prepare and examine them After lunch is served, Gene Phillips from PF2 Securities will examine the difficulties of managing technical and statistical evidence. He will provide helpful suggestions. Registration and more info about both seminars here.

  • Date: Friday 8 March 2019
  • Time: 9am - 12.30pm and 12.45 - 2pm
  • Venue: Dixson Room, Mitchell Wing, NSW State Library

2019 Regional Conference Series starts Saturday: Register now

Mon Feb 18 2019

Registrations are OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2019 Regional CPD Conferences. For more details about each venue, speakers and the costs involved please click here.

  • Saturday, 23 February 2019 - Newcastle - Program
  • Saturday, 2 March 2019 - North Coast Ballina - Program
  • Saturday, 9 March 2019 – Orange - Program
  • Saturday, 23 March 2019 - Parramatta
  • Saturday, 30 March 2019 – Sydney

The conferences are run by registration only and places in each conference are strictly limited. To register and pay to secure your place, please click on any of the "Register Now" buttons located on the dedicated 2019 Regional Conference Series website.

Further speaker details 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

RACS Fast-Track Judicial Review Workshop

Mon Feb 18 2019

The Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) will run another fast-track judicial review Workshop in Sydney based on the Law Institute of Victoria training materials. It is scheduled for Wednesday, 27 March 2019 from 6.00-8.00pm at Lander & Rogers in the CBD. Participants will need to prepare by viewing training videos and reading materials. It is a great opportunity for those wanting to contribute to RACS’ judicial review referral service Justice for Refugees (J4R) and discuss a hypothetical case with experienced barristers.

To register: If you don’t already have the materials, please register at this link and you will then gain access to them (scroll to bottom of page to register).

If you already have the materials, please simply email Jon Kindreich at RACS to indicate that you would like to attend.

Note: The material covered will be the same as the Workshops run on 23 Jan, 28 May 2018 & 26 Nov 2019

International Women's Day Soirée

Mon Feb 18 2019
Diversity

The ABA is delighted to invite you to attend its inaugural International Women's Day Soirée on 8 March 2019. This event will celebrate the excellence of women at the bar and the greater legal profession.

The ABA is honoured to announce its guest speaker, who personifies the excellence of women in the profession, the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO, president of the Court of Appeal and governor-designate of NSW.

  • Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
  • Location: Chief Justice's Garden, St James Road, Sydney
  • Dress: lounge
  • Cost: $130 per person

RSVP Please register here before 1 March 2019. Given the nature of the venue, ticket numbers are limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Bench and Bar Lunch - register now!

Mon Feb 18 2019
Collegiality

A Bench & Bar Lunch has been set down for Tuesday, 5 March from 12.45pm to 2.00pm at No.10 Bistro (The Mint), 10 Macquarie Street (opposite the Law Courts Building). All members of the bench and bar (including readers) are welcome. The cost is $30. Online registration is essential. Reserve your place and select from the pre-set menu. It's just quick and cheap!

All enquiries to Kylie Nomchong SC: ktn@denmanchambers.com.au or ph:9264 6899.

The Bench and Bar Lunch is an initiative of the Wellbeing Committee of the New South Wales Bar Association. It is proudly sponsored by BarCover: protecting barristers' income since 1962.

Coming up in CPD this week

Mon Feb 18 2019
Wednesday, 20 February 2019

The Scope of Appellate Review of Public Law Judgements

Presented by Kristina Stern SC and Georgina Westgarth. Chaired by Neil Williams SC. Learn more here.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Public Law Section.

All seminars commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room, unless stated otherwise.

**For a full list of current CPD events please click here.

2019 Bathurst Lecture - Is the modern company fit for purpose?

Mon Feb 18 2019
Save the date

The 2019 Bathurst Lecture, named in honour of the Hon T F Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of NSW, will be held at 5pm on Wednesday 6 March 2019 in the Banco Court.

The 2019 Bathurst Lecture will be delivered by senior company director, former President of the Business Council of Australia and Deputy President of the Takeovers Panel, Graham Bradley AM. Mr Bradley is the Non-Executive Chairman of HSBC Bank Australia, Virgin Australia International Holdings, EnergyAustraliaHoldings and GrainCorp Limited, Chairman of Infrastructure NSW and a director of Tennis Australia.

For further information click here.

2019 Cross-examination Seminar and Workshop

Mon Feb 18 2019
New Barristers’ Committee Cross-examination Seminar and Workshop

The New Barristers’ Committee is conducting a Cross-examination Seminar and Workshop in February and March 2019. This year’s (free) cross-examination workshop is aimed at encouraging junior barristers to practice their cross-examination skills on each other before attending the demonstration to watch senior members of the profession cross-examine and discuss their approach to the same problem. The two-part workshop is relevant to both civil and criminal practitioners.

The seminar will be held on 21 February 2019. The seminar will discuss cross-examination technique. The speakers will provide guidance on cross-examination in an open and relaxed forum, with questions from the floor. The speakers will be Michelle Painter SC (9th floor, Selbourne Chambers) and Marcus Pesman SC (Queen's Square Chambers).

The workshop will be held on 28 March 2019 and will include a demonstration of cross-examination technique by two senior counsel. The demonstration will take place in the Banco Court, Level 13, Supreme Court, starting at 5.15pm. The presiding judge will be The Honourable Justice Bellew.

For further information or to register for the workshop please click here.

Swearing-in ceremonies in the District Court

Fri Feb 15 2019
Appointments

Sharon Harris and his Honour Judge Justin Smith SC have been appointed as judges of the District Court of New South Wales. A formal formal swearing-in ceremony will be held in the John Maddison Tower on Level 21, at 9.00am on Monday, 18 February 2019. Anna Mitchelmore SC will speak on behalf of the New South Wales Bar.

Barristers should wear wigs and gowns. Senior counsel should wear full-bottomed wigs.

2018 Bench & Bar Dinner

Fri Feb 15 2019
Save the Date

The president and the Bar Council have the pleasure of inviting all members of the New South Wales Bar Association to the 2019 Bench & Bar Dinner. The dinner will take place on Friday, 17 May in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Sydney at 7.00 PM for 7.30 PM start. The guest of honour will be the Hon Justice Julie Ward, CJ in Equity. Further details will be available shortly.

Early Appropriate Guilty Plea reforms

Fri Feb 15 2019
Law reform and public affairs

The New South Wales Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee has been invited by the Department of Justice to participate in consultations throughout 2019 on the implementation of the Early Appropriate Guilty Plea (EAGP) reforms. The first consultation meeting will be held on 25 February 2019. To assist the association in its participation in the consultations, the committee will collate information as to the workings of the EAGP reforms and the experiences of practitioners with the scheme. Members who have had experiences with the EAGP reforms please email any feedback/comments to the Bar Association’s Senior Policy Lawyer, Ms Ting Lim at tlim@nswbar.asn.au.

Save the date: Public Law Conference 2019 - Queenstown, NZ

Fri Feb 15 2019
Professional development

Join the Australian and New Zealand Bar Associations in Queenstown, NZ from 23 – 24 August 2019. Hear from leaders of the profession in both jurisdictions.

  • 22 August: arrival and early bird drinks
  • 23 August: day 1 conference and dinner at leisure
  • 24 August: day 2 conference (half day), activities and gala dinner
  • Staying and conferencing at the iconic Rydges Lakeland resort
  • Register your interest via nzconf.austbar.asn.au

ABA international conference in Singapore: Convergence 2019

Fri Feb 15 2019
Professional development

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) will host their biennial international conference in Singapore: Convergence 2019, 11 - 12 July 2019. More information is available here.

  • Sponsored by Singapore Airlines: 9-20%* off best available Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First-Class fares for delegates and their families
  • Staying and conferencing at the Andaz Singapore (Hyatt)
  • Gala dinner: Fullerton Bay Hotel’s Clifford Pier
  • There will be excellent Partner and half-day Family Programmes available
  • Return flights to Singapore and beyond: Europe, America, Asia
  • The first 100 passengers flying on Singapore Airlines will receive a status match for eligible Gold Frequent Flyer delegates who can become KrisFlyer Elite Gold members.
  • Lower fare levels already booking out!

Accommodation and airfare bookings are now available! Email mice@spencertravel.com.au to take advantage of these exclusive offers. *depending on the class of travel and booking class available at the time of booking

NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2019 & 2019 Program

Fri Feb 15 2019

Women Lawyers Association invite members to join them and distinguished guests for the launch of our 2019 ‘NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards’, featuring a panel of previous award winners at 5.30pm Thursday, 21 February 2019 at the Union University & Schools Club Sydney, as detailed below.

  • 5.30pm Thursday 21 February 2019
  • Union, University & Schools Club of Sydney, 25 Bent Street, Sydney
  • Please note etiquette and dress code at the Union University & Schools Club, detailed here.

Our panel will discuss their career journeys, particularly since they were the recipients of a ‘NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Award’, and how that may have affected them or their careers.

For more information and to register, click here.

CPD Online - The New Law of Penalties: Mapping the Terrain

Fri Feb 15 2019

If you missed Tuesday's lunchtime presentation by John Eldridge, Lecturer, The University of Sydney, fear not! The seminar is now available via CPD Online. All relevant materials, including Mr Eldridge’s paper, 'The New Law of Penalties: Mapping the Terrain', are published alongside the recording and available to download. Please note, an edited version of John Eldridge's paper was published in 2018 in the Journal of Business Law. See: John Eldridge, 'The New Law of Penalties: Mapping the Terrain' [2018] Journal of Business Law 637'.

If you have misplaced your CPD Members login and password details you are able to reset your details by clicking on 'member sign in' which appears in the top right-hand corner of the screen on our homepage. You then click on 'unknown password or username', this will then prompt you to add your surname and date of birth. This will trigger an email to be sent to you with your new details. The email will be sent to the registered email address on our records.

Coming up in CPD

Fri Feb 15 2019
Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Presented by Kristina Stern SC and Georgina Westgarth. Chaired by Neil Williams SC. Learn more here.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Public Law Section.

Thursday 28 February 2019

Presented by Ernest Schmatt AM PSM, Chief Executive, Judicial Commission of NSW and chaired by Robert Hollo SC, Chair, NSWBA Education Committee. Learn more here.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Education Committee.

All seminars commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room, unless stated otherwise.

**For a full list of current CPD events please click here.

2019 Regional Conference Series starts next week: Register now

Fri Feb 15 2019

Registrations are OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2019 Regional CPD Conferences. For more details about each venue, speakers and the costs involved please click here.

  • Saturday, 23 February 2019 - Newcastle - Program
  • Saturday, 2 March 2019 - North Coast Ballina - Program
  • Saturday, 9 March 2019 – Orange - Program
  • Saturday, 23 March 2019 - Parramatta
  • Saturday, 30 March 2019 – Sydney

The conferences are run by registration only and places in each conference are strictly limited. To register and pay to secure your place, please click on any of the "Register Now" buttons located on the dedicated 2019 Regional Conference Series website.

Further speaker details 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

2019 Newcastle Conference - Early Bird Registrations Close Today

Fri Feb 15 2019

Early bird registrations for the 2019 Newcastle CPD Conference at the discounted price will close today. You can still register after this date at the normal price.

The Newcastle Conference is set down for Saturday 23 February and will run from 9:00am - 4:40pm with full attendance attracting 6 CPD points.

Speakers include:

  • The Honourable Justice Julia Lonergan
  • His Honour Judge Roy Ellis
  • His Honour Judge Warwick Hunt
  • Clinton Towers, Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
  • Michael McHugh SC
  • Kate Eastman SC
  • Suzanne Christie SC
  • Ian Duane
  • Tiffany Wong
  • Peter Krisenthal
  • Peter Maddigan
  • Patrick Williams
  • Diana Tang

Download the full program here -2019 Newcastle Conference

The conference is run by registration only and places in this conference are strictly limited. To register and pay to secure your place with discounted early bird pricing please click

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact the Professional Development Department (9232 4919 or cpd@nswbar.asn.au).

Coming up in CPD next week

Thu Feb 14 2019
Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Presented by Kristina Stern SC and Georgina Westgarth. Chaired by Neil Williams SC. Learn more here.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Public Law Section.

Thursday 28 February 2019

Presented by Ernest Schmatt AM PSM, Chief Executive, Judicial Commission of NSW and chaired by Robert Hollo SC, Chair, NSWBA Education Committee. Learn more here.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Education Committee.

All seminars commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room, unless stated otherwise.

**For a full list of current CPD events please click here.

Room for sale - Second Floor Selborne Chambers

Thu Feb 14 2019

Well-appointed room entered via an adjoining anti- room on a busy floor with diverse areas of practice.

The anti-room is suitable for a PA, as a work space so enabling the main room to be a used as a conference room or, subject to floor approval, to be let and thus defray expenses. Click here to see photos.

Outgoings: clerk fees $1210 p/m and Counsel Chambers 1593.87 p/m

Price on application

For further information contact the clerk Sarah Tifffen on P - 92336400