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CPD Record Form

Tue Feb 27 2018

Members are reminded to accrue 10 points worth of continuing professional development (CPD) activities each year. In addition to completing sufficient CPD activities between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, you are required to maintain a record and retain in for three years in accordance with rule 12 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Barristers) Rules 2015. A newly updated CPD Record Form makes it easier to record, amend and save your CPD activity. The new form is available on the NSW Bar website and attached here for your convenience.

Mentoring Program 2018 - Applications Open

Tue Feb 27 2018

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 16 March 2018.

If you would like to know more, or are unsure if this program is suitable for you, you are invited to contact Program Manager, Karina Butera or NSW Bar Association's Professional Development Director, Bali Kaur for further information.

Coming up in CPD tomorrow

Mon Feb 26 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Admission to practice in some other APEC countries

Presented by Dr James Renwick SC, Andrew Fox and Wilson Chan. Chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.

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

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

Opening of Law Term visit to Auburn Mosque

Mon Feb 26 2018

The Australian Financial Review's Katie Walsh last week reported on the visit by Chief Justice Bathurst AC and members of the judiciary and legal profession to the Gallipoli Mosque in Auburn. The visit was part of the opening law term religious services. President Arthur Moses SC said the visit was an example of "the courts the bar are working to engage with the community to explain the importance of the rule of law and mutual respect". Mr Moses also said this is vital "to maintain the confidence of the people we serve in the administration of justice".

Bar Knitting Group

Mon Feb 26 2018
Wellbeing at the New South Wales Bar

First it was the world-beating achievements of the Finnish public education system. Now, the Finnish Winter Olympic team at Pyeongchang has shown the world how to cope with the stress of competing at the highest levels of international sports - knitting! In keeping with the spirit of Finnish Olympians, the Bar Knitting Group will hold its first meeting for 2018 tomorrow, 27 February at 6.00pm in the Bar Library. Come along. No experience (or skis) are required.

Furthermore, the group has announced its meeting dates for 2018.

  • 27 February
  • 27 March
  • 24 April
  • 22 May
  • 26 June
  • 24 July
  • 28 Aug
  • 25 September
  • 23 October
  • 27 November

2018 Newcastle Conference - Early Bird Registrations Close Friday

Mon Feb 26 2018

Early bird registrations for the 2018 Newcastle CPD Conference at the discounted price will close this Friday. You can still register after this date at the normal price.

The Newcastle Conference is to be held at the Novotel Newcastle Beach on Saturday 10 March and will run from 9:00am - 4:40pm with full attendance attracting 6 CPD points.

Speakers include:

  • The Hon Justice Margaret Beazley AO
  • Chris Ronalds AO SC
  • Ian Davidson SC
  • Peter Cumming SC
  • Warwick Tregilgas
  • Donna Ward
  • Sophia Beckett
  • Peter Maddigan
  • Michelle McMahon
  • Lauren Ticehurst

Download the full program here - 2018 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 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).

REGISTER NOW - Sorry Business

Mon Feb 26 2018

Thursday, March 01 2018 - Sorry Business

Panellists: The Hon. Justice Lindsay, Supreme Court of NSW; Mr Andrew Smith, University Chambers; Professor Prue Vines, UNSW & Ms Anne Cregan, Gilbert + Tobin. Chaired by: Michael Higgins, Regional Community Engagement Manager, Aboriginal Legal Service. Light refreshments served at the conclusion of the seminar.

Please register for catering purposes. RSVP to tlim@nswbar.asn.au


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

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

2018 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference - This Saturday

Mon Feb 26 2018

The 2018 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference is this Saturday, 3 March 2018. The conference begins at 9.00am with arrival tea and coffee available from 8.30am. Please view the program HERE..

The conference is on level 4 at the Hilton Sydney. Parking is available in the Secure Car Park below the hotel, accessed from 259 Pitt Street. For further details or to pre-book your parking, click HERE.

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

Commercial Law Section Lecture Series - Starts this week

Mon Feb 26 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Insurance and the courts

Presented by The Hon. Justice Tony Meagher and chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


Thursday, March 08 2018 - 10 Years of the Cross Border Insolvency Act A panel discussion involving Justice Steven Rares, Farid Assaf and Vanessa Whittaker. Chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


These seminars have been organised by the NSW Bar Association Commercial Law Section and form part of an ongoing lecture series on commercial topics. All seminars will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room unless otherwise stated.

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

2018 Parramatta Conference tomorrow

Fri Feb 23 2018

The 2018 Paramatta CPD Conference is tomorrow, Saturday 24 February 2018. The conference begins at 9.00am with arrival tea and coffee available from 8.30am. Please click the link for the full program - Parramatta - Conference Program 2018

The conference will be held in the Gidley King Room at the Park Royal Parramatta. Parking is available in and around the venue.

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

Room for sale at 6 & 7 St James Hall

Fri Feb 23 2018

External room for sale at 6 & 7 St James Hall Chambers - Sunny room overlooking Law Courts & view of Hyde Park

A substantial, well-appointed, natural light-filled external room on Phillip Street is available for sale in 6 St James. These chambers occupy Level 6 and 7 of St James’ Hall, 169 Phillip Street. The room will suit a silk or senior junior.

This busy chambers consists of 24 barristers including two Senior Counsel practising in commercial, public, employment, family and international law. For member profiles see www.sixstjameshall.com.au.

The room with a connected secretarial room has four large windows, a built-in desk, robe cupboard, large briefs cupboards and full wall shelving for law reports and textbooks. Chambers is connected to Barnet and uses VOIP telephony. Members are provided with a Thomson Reuters online subscription and an extensive library of law reports and loose-leaf services.

Price & Outgoings on Application. For further information please contact the Chambers’ Practice Manager, Nora Faulua on 9236 8600 or via email to nfaulua@stjames.net.au.

Enquiries will be treated with the strictest confidence.

2018 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference - Early Bird Registrations Close Today

Fri Feb 23 2018

Early bird registrations for the 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference at the discounted price will close today. You can still register after this date at the normal price.

The 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 3 March. Please view the program HERE.

The conference offers 5 CPD points.

The conference runs from 9:00am to 3.00pm. Morning tea and a stand-up buffet lunch will be provided. For more details about the conference and the costs involved please click here

Registrations are open to NSW barristers that currently hold a practising certificate and places in the conference are strictly limited. To register and pay to secure your place please click here

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact the Professional Development Department (9223 4919 or cpd@nswbar.asn.au).

Coming up in CPD next week

Fri Feb 23 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Admission to practice in some other APEC countries

Presented by Dr James Renwick SC, Andrew Fox and Wilson Chan. Chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Insurance and the courts Presented by The Hon. Justice Tony Meagher and chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Association Commercial Law Section and forms part of an ongoing lecture series on commercial topics.


Thursday, March 01 2018 - Sorry Business Panellists: The Hon. Justice Lindsay, Supreme Court of NSW; Mr Andrew Smith, University Chambers; Professor Prue Vines, UNSW & Ms Anne Cregan, Gilbert + Tobin. Chaired by: Michael Higgins, Regional Community Engagement Manager, Aboriginal Legal Service Light refreshments served at the conclusion of the seminar. Please register for catering purposes. RSVP to tlim@nswbar.asn.au


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

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

REGISTER NOW - Sorry Business

Thu Feb 22 2018

Thursday, March 01 2018 - Sorry Business

Panellists: The Hon. Justice Lindsay, Supreme Court of NSW; Mr Andrew Smith, University Chambers; Professor Prue Vines, UNSW & Ms Anne Cregan, Gilbert + Tobin. Chaired by: Michael Higgins, Regional Community Engagement Manager, Aboriginal Legal Service. Light refreshments served at the conclusion of the seminar.

Please register for catering purposes. RSVP to tlim@nswbar.asn.au


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

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

Inaugural NSW Bar Indigenous Law Students’ Clerkship Program

Thu Feb 22 2018
Diversity

Between 5 February and 23 February 2018, Indigenous law students, Kate Sinclair, Tyrone Kelly and Ryan Barratt participated in the inaugural NSW Bar Indigenous Law Students’ Clerkship Program. The Program is a joint initiative of the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the NSW Bar Association, with the support of the NSW Judicial Commission. For the duration of the Program, each clerk had the opportunity to spend time with members of the NSW Bar, the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales where they completed research tasks, observed barristers work and attended court.

On behalf of the Bar, the President Arthur Moses SC thanks Lisa-Claire Hutchinson and Lester Fernandez of Forbes Chambers who worked jointly with The Hon. Justice Jagot of the Federal Court of Australia and The Hon. Justice McCallum of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in setting up the program and ensuring its success. The President also thanks members of the Bar and Bench who hosted the students during their internship program as well as Greg Tolhurst and Ting Lim of the Association for assisting.

The Hon. Justice Allsop AO, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, presented the clerks on Wednesday 21 February 2018 with Certificates of Achievement, on behalf of the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of New South Wales and the NSW Bar Association.

REGISTER NOW: CPD Mini Conference - "The Sword of Damocles"

Thu Feb 22 2018

On 16 March 2018, the Bar Association will host an all-day CPD at the Federal Court, titled "The Sword of Damocles". The CPD will examine the unique world of regulatory litigation and in particular, decisions made by regulators to pursue matters on a civil, criminal or administrative basis, the different regimes engaged and a considerate of the different outcomes that follow from those decisions. Speakers include: The Honourable Justice Payne of the Court of Appeal, Tim Game SC, Neil Williams SC, Elizabeth Cheeseman SC and Reay McGuinness, solicitor, at Webb Henderson. Afternoon panel will include: The Chief Justice of the Federal Court, The Hon J L B Allsop AO; the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Sarah McNaughton SC; Wendy Peter of the ACCC; Chris Savundra of ASIC and from the Sydney Bar: Bret Walker SC, Tim Game SC and Kristina Stern SC. The CPD commences at 9.30am and concludes at 3.30pm in Courtroom 1, Level 21, Federal Court, Law Courts Building, Queens Square, Sydney, NSW 2000. The CPD will include morning tea and a light lunch. A nominal fee of $45 will be charged per attendee.

REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE HERE. REGISTRATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 200 ATTENDEES.

Places are ‘first in, best dressed.’ To register attendees must complete the online registration form. Please note, registrations will only be accepted and guaranteed when accompanied by full payment.

Coming up in CPD tonight

Thu Feb 22 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Shariah Law - Insights and realities for Australian jurists

Presented by The Hon Justice Stephen Rothman AM and Haisam Farache, principal Solicitor at Garrison Lawyers. Chaired by Bilal Rauf. For full details, please download a flyer here.

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

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

Commercial Law Section Lecture Series

Thu Feb 22 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Insurance and the courts

Presented by The Hon. Justice Tony Meagher and chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


Thursday, March 08 2018 - 10 Years of the Cross Border Insolvency Act A panel discussion involving Justice Steven Rares, Farid Assaf and Vanessa Whittaker. Chaired by Andrew Bell SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.


These seminars have been organised by the NSW Bar Association Commercial Law Section and form part of an ongoing lecture series on commercial topics. All seminars will commence at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room unless otherwise stated.

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

2018 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference - Early Bird Registrations Close Friday

Thu Feb 22 2018

Early bird registrations for the 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference at the discounted price will close this Friday. You can still register after this date at the normal price.

The 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 3 March. Please view the program HERE.

The conference offers 5 CPD points.

The conference runs from 9:00am to 3.00pm. Morning tea and a stand-up buffet lunch will be provided. For more details about the conference and the costs involved please click here

Registrations are open to NSW barristers that currently hold a practising certificate and places in the conference are strictly limited. To register and pay to secure your place please click here

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact the Professional Development Department (9223 4919 or cpd@nswbar.asn.au).

Coming up in CPD tomorrow

Wed Feb 21 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Shariah Law - Insights and realities for Australian jurists. Presented by The Hon Justice Stephen Rothman AM and Haisam Farache, principal Solicitor at Garrison Lawyers. Chaired by Bilal Rauf. For full details, please download a flyer here.

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

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

New Court of Appeal website and practice note

Wed Feb 21 2018
Practice and procedure

The president of the NSW Court of Appeal, Justice Beazley AO and Justice Payne addressed the NSW Bar yesterday evening on the new Court of Appeal Practice Note No SC CA 1, which commenced on 1 January 2018. A number of changes to the conduct of appeals are significant. All members of the NSW Bar are expected to familiarise themselves with the new regime and comply with the practice note.

The NSW Court of Appeal website was also launched yesterday. The president of the NSW Bar, Arthur Moses SC thanked Justice Beazley AO and Justice Payne for addressing the bar on the new procedures in the practice note and stated: "The new website is an innovative and useful research resource for all practitioners who appear in the Court of Appeal. Practitioners are encouraged to draw any useful cases or papers to the attention of the court which may be considered for publication on the website."

2018 Parramatta Conference this weekend

Wed Feb 21 2018

The 2018 Paramatta CPD Conference is on this Saturday, 24 February 2018. The conference begins at 9.00am with arrival tea and coffee available from 8.30am. Please click the link for the full program - Parramatta - Conference Program 2018

The conference will be held in the Gidley King Room at the Park Royal Parramatta. Parking is available in and around the venue.

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

2018 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference - Early Bird Registrations Close Friday

Wed Feb 21 2018

Early bird registrations for the 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference at the discounted price will close this Friday. You can still register after this date at the normal price.

The 2018 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 3 March. Please view the program HERE.

The conference offers 5 CPD points.

The conference runs from 9:00am to 3.00pm. Morning tea and a stand-up buffet lunch will be provided. For more details about the conference and the costs involved please click here

Registrations are open to NSW barristers that currently hold a practising certificate and places in the conference are strictly limited. To register and pay to secure your place please click here

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact the Professional Development Department (9223 4919 or cpd@nswbar.asn.au).

Coming up in CPD tonight

Wed Feb 21 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - Early Appropriate Guilty Pleas and other criminal justice reforms

This seminar will provide you with an outline of the Justice Legislation Amendment (Committals and Guilty Pleas) Act 2017 which comes into effect from April 2018. Presenter: Sophia Beckett. Chair: Tim Game SC. Commentator: Stephen Odgers SC. For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organized by the Criminal Law Committee.

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

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