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Tonight - Health and Safety prosecutions in the District Court

Thu Mar 21 2019
Thursday, March 21 2019

Presented by His Honour Judge Andrew Scotting and chaired by Bruce Hodgkinson AM SC. Learn more here.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Industrial, Employment, Health & Safety 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.

New Barristers’ Committee Cross-examination Seminar and Workshop

Thu Mar 21 2019
There’s still time to register

The New Barristers’ Committee Cross-examination Seminar and 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 first session of the New Barristers’ Committee 2019 Cross Examination Workshop was held on 21 February 2019 and is now available of CPD Online. To view the seminar please click here. The seminar conducted by Michelle Painter SC (9th floor, Selbourne Chambers) and Marcus Pesman SC (Queen's Square Chambers) discussed cross-examination technique.

Part two of the Cross Examination Workshop will be held on 28 March 2019 and will include a demonstration of cross-examination technique by Tunc Ozen SC (Public Defender) and Neil Adams SC (Crown Prosecutor). 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 part two of the workshop please click here.

2019 Bench & Bar Dinner

Thu Mar 21 2019
Collegiality

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, Chief Judge in the Equity division of the Supreme Court of NSW. Ms Senior is Ruth Higgins SC and Ms Junior is Julia Roy.

For further information and to register, click here.

RICS Building Confidence conference

Thu Mar 21 2019

RICS is heeding the call of government, industry and the public by convening property professionals at our Building Confidence conference on 2 May 2019.

Professional challenges in building, construction and development have achieved prominence, particularly post-Opal Tower and Lacrosse fire. However, other industry challenges persist around investment uncertainty, fragmented regulation and professional indemnity insurance.

We have assembled senior speakers to lead discussion throughout the day around how effective professional competencies, standards and regulation can help improve performance, transparency, confidence, certainty and public trust in property – ultimately delivering better outcomes.

For more information and to register, click here.

The Lawyers Orchestra Incorporated

Wed Mar 20 2019
Wellbeing

The Lawyers’ Orchestra is performing on Sunday 24th March 2019 at 2.30pm in the Trixie Forest Centre, St Scholastica’s College, 4 Avenue Road, Glebe.

The orchestra will be performing Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture, Bach’s Violin Concerto in A Minor BWV 1041, movements from Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, and Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony.

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM and President of the Human Rights Commission is the orchestra’s patron and oboist. The conductor for the concert is barrister, Peter Godkin and the concertmaster and soloist is barrister, Cameron Jackson.

Tickets available through Eventbrite (The Lawyers Orchestra) or at the door; $25 adult/$10 concession/under 12 free admission.

Welcome Ceremony for the Hon Justice Robert Harper

Wed Mar 20 2019
Appointments

A ceremonial sitting of the Family Court will be held in Courtroom 7C, Level 7, Lionel Bowen Building, 97-99 Goulbum Street, Sydney, at 4:30pm on Thursday, 21 March 2019 to welcome the Honourable Justice Robert Harper as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia. Micheal Kearney SC will speak on behalf of the NSW Bar. Robes are to be worn, wigs are not worn.

Swearing in ceremony for Angus Stewart as Judge of the Federal Court of Australia

Wed Mar 20 2019
Appointments

A ceremonial sitting of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia will be held in Sydney on Monday, 25 March 2019, at which Mr Angus Stewart sworn in as a Judge to the Federal Court of Australia. The sitting will be held at 9.30 am on Monday, 25 March 2019 in Court 1, Level 21, Federal Court of Australia, Law Courts Building, Queens Square, Sydney.

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to attend. Michael McHugh SC will speak on behalf of the NSW Bar Association. Barristers are to wear robes, wigs are not worn.

Swearing-in ceremony for Stephen Olischlager

Wed Mar 20 2019
Appointments

On Monday 25 March 2019 at 9.00am in courtroom 5.2 of the Downing Centre Local Court there will be a Full Bench ceremony to mark the swearing-in of Mr Stephen Olischlager as a Magistrate of the Local Court of New South Wales. All members are invited to attend.

Julia Roy will speak on behalf of the NSW Bar. Wigs and gowns are not to be worn.

CTP Scheme

Wed Mar 20 2019
Law reform and public affairs

Lawyers Weekly have published an article today following a media release issued earlier this week by the President of the NSW Bar Association, Tim Game SC regarding the CTP Scheme in NSW and the need for an urgent review.

A full copy of the story is available here.

2019 GayBar Drinks

Wed Mar 20 2019
Diversity

6 St James Hall Chambers have the pleasure of hosting the next GayBar Drinks, inviting all members of the New South Wales Bar Association. Drinks will take place on Thursday, 11 April 2019 at 5.30pm – 8pm at Level 6, 169 Phillip Street Sydney.

To RSVP please email Nora Faulua at nfaulua@stjames.net.au

Made to Measure Suits

Wed Mar 20 2019
Special offer

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As a Barrister you know the value of standing out for all the right reasons and there is nothing like a beautifully made suit to do just that.

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  • 2nd pair of trousers normally $395- $450

SPECIAL OFFER – 50% OFF 2nd pair of trousers pending fabric chosen Save time: Louise will come to you in chambers Personal Service: Your suit will be Special offer: Valid until 31 March 2019. Click here for further details OR Call Louise now on 0425 231 231 to arrange a personal fitting.

Practising Certificate 2019 – 2020 Renewals

Wed Mar 20 2019
Online renewals

Renewals for the 2019 - 2020 period commence 1 April 2019 until 7 June 2019. Any renewals received between 8 June and 30 June 2019 will still be accepted but will have a late-fee applied.

Renewal forms will not be accepted after midnight on 30 June 2019. This year, renewals will need to be completed online via our new ONLINE WEB BASED SYSTEM. In the lead up to the renewals period, barristers will be advised of the link they will need to use to access the new online renewals portal. Your login details are the same as those for your member dashboard login. If you are unsure of what these details are, please contact Reception on either 9232 4055 or reception@nswbar.asn.au and they will be able to email them out to you.

Before 1 April, we would encourage members to ensure that your practice address and contact details are up to date and that you have your member username and password.

Please be aware that information on the Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy wording for the 2019 – 2020 year will be released in the last week of March.

It would be appreciated if any barrister who did not wish to renew their practising certificate for the 2019 – 2020 year, would contact the Certification Officer in writing prior to 7 June 2019.

Georgina Stow Certification Officer Telephone: 02 9232 4055 Email: certification@nswbar.asn.au

PLEASE NOTE that the Certification Officer’s hours are 8am – 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. If your enquiry is urgent and is outside of these hours, please contact Reception on 9232 4055 or certification@nswbar.asn.auYour text to link here....

How could the election impact your finances?

Wed Mar 20 2019
Member services and benefits

The NSW Bar Association is pleased to offer you the opportunity to attend a special investment information event on Monday, 25 March hosted in partnership with leading wealth management firm, Dixon Advisory.

This seminar has been designed to cover the key challenges and opportunities presented by today’s superannuation and investment environment, including:

  • the proposed changes to tax and superannuation policy
  • potential tax strategies to consider leading into 30 June 2019
  • how the proposals may impact you
  • investment opportunities in today’s markets.

To find out more about the session and Dixon Advisory, visit www.dixon.com.au/partnerships/nsw-bar-association

The session will be hosted in the Bar Association Common Room commencing at 5.15pm.

2019 Parramatta Conference this Saturday

Wed Mar 20 2019
Reminder

The 2019 Parramatta CPD Conference is on this Saturday, 23 March 2019. The conference begins at 9.00am with arrival tea and coffee available from 8.30am. The conference will be held in the Gidley King Room at the ParkRoyal Hotel, 30 Phillip St, Parramatta. Download the full program here - 2019 Parramatta Program

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).

Mentoring Program 2019 - Applications Open

Wed Mar 20 2019
Mentoring

Since 2014 the Bar Association has offered junior barristers in their second year at the bar an opportunity to receive guidance and support from leaders in the profession. For senior barristers, the program is an opportunity to develop effective leadership skills and encourage and support emerging talent at the New South Wales Bar. For more information about the benefits of the mentoring program please click here.

The program has been designed in conjunction with Art of Mentoring and the NSWBA Education Committee. If you wish to nominate yourself as a mentee or mentor please read and complete the online application form. Applications close Friday 12 April 2019.

If you would like to know more, or are unsure if this program is suitable for you, you are invited to contact Program Manager, Danita Needleman (mailto:danita@artofmentoring.net "") or NSW Bar Association's Professional Development Director, Bali Kaur for further information.

2019 Sydney Conference - Registrations Close Friday

Wed Mar 20 2019

Registrations for the 2019 Sydney CPD Conference will close Friday.

The 2019 Sydney Regional Conference will be held on Saturday 30, March at the Hilton Hotel, George Street. The conference will run from 9:00am - 4:40pm with full attendance attracting 6 CPD points.

Speakers include:

  • The Hon Justice Mark James Leeming
  • His Honour Judge Peter Johnstone
  • His Honour Judge Andrew Scotting
  • The Hon Dr Robert Austin
  • Professor David Rolph
  • Michael Green SC
  • Stephanie Fendekian
  • Mark Seymour
  • Richard Wilson
  • Elisabeth Peden
  • Lee-May Saw
  • Belinda Baker
  • Julia Roy

Download the full program here - 2019 Sydney 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 here.

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).

Welcome Ceremony for the Hon Justice Robert Harper

Tue Mar 19 2019
Appointments

A ceremonial sitting of the Family Court will be held in Courtroom 7C, Level 7, Lionel Bowen Building, 97-99 Goulbum Street, Sydney, at 4:30pm on Thursday, 21 March 2019 to welcome the Honourable Justice Robert Harper as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia. Micheal Kearney SC will speak on behalf of the NSW Bar. Robes are to be worn, wigs are not worn.

Swearing in ceremony for Angus Stewart

Tue Mar 19 2019
Appointments

Justice Angus Stewart has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, to be resident in Sydney, which took effect from 25 February 2019.

A ceremonial sitting of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia will be held in Sydney on Monday, 25 March 2019, at which the new judge will be welcomed. The sitting will be held at 9.30 am on Monday, 25 March 2019 in Court 1, Level 21, Federal Court of Australia, Law Courts Building, Queens Square, Sydney.

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to attend. Barristers are to wear robes, wigs are not worn.

2019 influenza shots and executive health checks

Tue Mar 19 2019
Wellbeing

On 28 January 1919, a little over 100 years ago, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on the first cases of Spanish flu in Australia. More than 40 per cent of Australians fell ill and 15,000 died. More than 50 million died worldwide.

The Bar Association's Wellbeing Committee has organised for members to receive the 2019 Quadrivalent influenza vaccine on Tuesday, 2 April 2019, between 4.00pm and 6.00pm in the Common Room. Information about the vaccine is available here and here. A consent form, which must be completed and presented on the day, is available here.

The cost to members will be $22 (inc. GST).

In addition, members can take the opportunity to have a 10-minute executive health check (cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure) - performed by a registered nurse, for an additional $27.50 (inc. GST).

Register here for the 2019 flu vaccination and / or a 10-minute executive health "Instacheck".
For more information, please email the coordinator of services and benefits, Chris Winslow.

Flu vaccinations and instant health checks are initiatives of the Wellbeing Committee of the New South Wales Bar Association.

ADR joint CPD event

Tue Mar 19 2019
Wednesday, March 20 2019

The New South Wales Bar Association and the Law Society of New South Wales invite members to their first joint ADR CPD event for the year, which will be held in the Bar Association Common Room at 5.15 pm on Wednesday, 20 March. The guest presenter will be the Hon PA Bergin SC, who will speak on the topic of "ADR and the Legal Profession", with introductory comments from Mary Walker, chair of the Bar Association’s ADR Committee and closing comments from Gary Ulman, past-president of the Law Society of NSW.

ABA Convergence 2019 Registration now open | Singapore | 11-12 July 2019

Tue Mar 19 2019

The ABA is delighted to announce registration for its Commercial Law conference in Singapore is now open. Open to all members of the Australian and Asia-Pacific legal professions, we invite you to register for what will be an excellent 2-day conference and social program.

Visit the Convergence 2019 website now.

Payment options include credit card or EFT at a later date.

Among the confirmed speakers are:

  • The Hon Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of Australia
  • The Hon Sundaresh Menon, Chief Justice of Singapore
  • The Hon Stephen Gageler AC, High Court of Australia
  • The Hon Andrew Phang, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • The Hon Dr Michael Hwang SC, Dubai International Financial Centre Courts
  • The Hon Craig Colvin, Federal Court of Australia
  • The Hon Jacqueline Gleeson, Federal Court of Australia
  • The Hon A S Bell, President, NSW Court of Appeal
  • The Hon Judith C Kelly, Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
  • The Hon John Vaughan, Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • V. K. Rajah, former Attorney-General of Singapore
  • Judith Gill QC, 20 Essex Street Chambers, London Court of International Arbitration
  • Fedelma C. Smith, Senior Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration
  • Kathryn Haigh, General Counsel, AUSTRAC
  • Cameron Ford, Senior Corporate Counsel, Rio Tinto
  • George Lim SC, Chair, Singapore International Mediation Centre
  • Samuel Chacko, Legis Point LLC, Singapore
  • Jimmy Chan, Clifford Chance, Hong Kong
  • Dinesh Dhillon, Allen & Gledhill, Singapore
  • Professor Bryan Horrigan, Dean, Faculty of Law, Monash University
  • Michelle Quigley, Group Manager, Legal & Risk, AusGroup

Registration is available from just $1,990 (excluding flights and accommodation), and a tax invoice will be sent once successfully registered.

Unable to attend? The ABA is also pleased to announce that you can now sponsor a barrister of under 7 years practice to attend the conference.

For more information, please visit the event website or contact the events team at events@austbar.asn.au.

Health and Safety prosecutions in the District Court

Tue Mar 19 2019
Thursday, March 21 2019

Presented by His Honour Judge Andrew Scotting and chaired by Bruce Hodgkinson AM SC. Learn more here.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association’s Industrial, Employment, Health & Safety 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.