Message from President Jane Needham SC
The traumatic events of the last two days have shocked and saddened us all. The exclusion zone and the closure of many chambers has meant that our members have been isolated from their colleagues and unable to offer, or receive, the support that the collegiality of the bar affords. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Katrina Dawson, and with our two other colleagues and members. We also remember the other members of the public who were kept hostage.
In order to provide a central place for sharing our memories of Katrina, and to reflect on this tragedy, the Common Room of the New South Wales Bar Association will be open from 1.00pm to 5.00pm today, Wednesday 17 December 2014. Light refreshments will be available.
A more formal memorial, if Katrina's family so wishes, will be held at a later time.