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Coming up in CPD tonight

Tue Mar 13 2018

Tuesday, March 13 2018, The Legal Personality of the Commonwealth of Australia

Presented by Sebastian Hartford Davis. Chaired by Stephen Lloyd Sc. 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.

2018 Sydney Conference - Early Bird Registrations Close this Friday

Tue Mar 13 2018

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

The Sydney Conference is to be held at the Hilton Hotel George Street on Saturday 24 March and will run from 9:00am - 5:00pm with full attendance attracting 6 CPD points.

Speakers include:

  • The Hon Justice Margaret Joan Beazley AO
  • His Honour Judge Warwick Hunt
  • Max Kimber SC
  • James Renwick SC
  • Michael Hall SC
  • Belinda Rigg SC
  • Craig Smith SC
  • Andrew Stone SC
  • Mark Walsh SC
  • Greg Tolhurst
  • Kellie Stares
  • Matthew Conaglen

Download the full program here - [2018 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).

Frederick Jordan Chambers - Internal room for sale.

Mon Mar 12 2018

A 14 square metre internal room on level 5 is available for immediate occupancy. For sale for $10,000. Monthly outgoings including rent, clerks fees, library fees and GST is $3170.00

To inspect the room or make an enquiry, please contact Elleanor Gillard, Clerk to Chambers on ph. 92297377 or email clerk@fjc.net.au

Competition Law Conference 2018

Mon Mar 12 2018
Upcoming CPD Event

This annual one-day Conference will be held in Sydney on Saturday, 5 May 2018 at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel. The Conference, which has been held since 1989, provides an open forum for discussion of significant issues in Competition Law and attracts a broad range of registrants and participants, including Federal Court Judges, Judges from New Zealand, regulators from Australia and New Zealand, competition law practitioners from both Australia and New Zealand, economists, academics and representatives of business.

The Conference provides an opportunity for those interested in Competition Law to update their knowledge on the specific areas covered by this year’s conference including: concerted practices, cartels, competition between on-line platforms and mergers. The sessions are presented by a distinguished Federal Court Judge and leading competition law practitioners. For full details, please download a flyer here.

Commercial Mediation - Practice, people and pitfalls- an insider’s discussion

Mon Mar 12 2018

Mediation is an integral part of the practice of Commercial Litigation. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Law Society has put together a panel of senior and highly experienced practitioners to discuss in a very practical way tips for participants, pitfalls in and steps to achieve suitable outcomes from commercial mediation sessions. The session will take place on 28 March 2018 from 5.00pm to 7.30pm at The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney. Learn more here.

Pre-session drinks from 5.00pm to 5.30pm; Panel discussion - 5.30pm to 6.30pm; after session drinks - 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Among the topics to be discussed during this interactive, facilitated discussion are: preparation for mediation sessions; avoiding disputes arising from the mediation process itself; recent case law dealing with what can go wrong with settlements reached in mediation; how to best use the mediator to achieve outcomes; and the role of principle and the emotional side of decision making in commercial disputes.

Just Art and Just Music

Mon Mar 12 2018

The Law Society of New South Wales invites entries in our Just Art and Just Music competitions proudly supporting the President’s 2018 charity, The Butterfly Foundation. Express yourself with a visual arts or musical piece on the theme of justice. Finalists will be showcased at events later this year. Entries close 31 May. Visit www.lawsociety.com.au/president for details, terms and entry.

2018 Bench & Bar Dinner

Mon Mar 12 2018
Collegiality

The President and the Bar Council have the pleasure of inviting all members of the New South

Wales Bar Association to the 2018 Bench & Bar Dinner. The dinner will take place on Friday, 4 May in the Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Sydney at 7.00 PM for 7.30 PM start. The Guest of Honour is The Hon. S Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of Australia. Mr Senior is John Sheahan QC and Ms Junior is Emma Beechey.

Seating at the dinner will be allocated on a first-in basis. Tables will be arranged in groups of 10. Bookings of other sizes will be accepted and accommodated wherever possible.

For more details on how to book please refer to the RSVP Guide or the FAQs page of the website.

RSVP - https://nswbar.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/2018-bench-bar-dinner/home

PLEASE NOTE: The NSW Bar Association has adopted a new registration system. The aim is to make this easier on all parties. Please use the RSVP Guide to assist you with your registration and if you are having troubles, please contact the Events team on 9232 4055 or via events@nswbar.asn.au and they will be able to assist.

2018 Orange Conference this weekend

Mon Mar 12 2018

The 2018 Orange CPD Conference is on this weekend, Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 March. The conference begins at 9.00am with arrival tea and coffee available from 8.30am. Please download the full program here - 2018 Orange Conference

The Orange Conference will run from 9:00 am - 4:40 pm on Saturday, 17 March and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday, 18 March. Full attendance over the two days attracts 10 CPD points. Early bird registrations for the Orange CPD Conference at the discounted price have now closed. However, you can still register at the normal price by calling 02 9232 4919.

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 this week

Mon Mar 12 2018

Tuesday, March 13 2018, The Legal Personality of the Commonwealth of Australia

Presented by Sebastian Hartford Davis. Chaired by Stephen Lloyd Sc. For full details, please download a flyer here.


Wednesday, March 14 2018 - Tutor and Readers Seminar Presented by Robert Hollo SC, Simon Buchen and Julia Roy. Attendance at this session will satisfy the condition of eligibility for tutors as resolved by Bar Council in February 2016. For full details, please download a flyer here.


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.

The Redfern Park Speech 25 years on

Mon Mar 12 2018

When ABC Radio National announced the results of its Unforgettable Speeches competition, the winner was "I Have a Dream", by Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Third place went to The Redfern Address, by the former prime minister, Paul Keating.

On 26 March 2018 at 5.15pm, the New South Wales Bar Association will mark the 25th Anniversary of what some argue is the greatest political speech in Australian history. The purpose is to highlight issues confronting indigenous people in the NSW legal and health systems. The event, which has been rescheduled from last December, will be held in the Common Room. Confirmed speakers are Bunja Smith, chairperson, Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) and Le Verne Bellear, CEO, Aboriginal Medical Service Co-operative Redfern.

CPD Record Form

Mon Mar 12 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.

Coming up in CPD tonight

Mon Mar 12 2018

Monday, March 12 2018 - But what if the solicitors go broke?

Presented by Mark Brabazon SC. Chaired by Mark Walsh SC.For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Associations Costs & Fees 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.

Mentoring Program 2018 - Applications Close Friday

Mon Mar 12 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.

Agreement between the DPP and Police

Fri Mar 09 2018

The commissioner of police and the DPP have entered an agreement concerning the content and service of an Early Appropriate Guilty Plea brief of evidence and the process for charge certification. President Arthur Moses SC has asked the Criminal Law Committee to review the agreement to ascertain if there are any concerns as to the provision of material. The president requests that if any members have any concerns with the agreement and the impact that it may have on the ability of barristers to advise clients on guilty pleas, these should be provided by Wednesday, 13 March 2018 to Ting Lim via email or ph: (02) 9232 4055.

Coming up in CPD Next Week

Fri Mar 09 2018

Monday, March 12 2018 - But what if the solicitors go broke?

Presented by Mark Brabazon SC. Chaired by Mark Walsh SC.For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organised by the NSW Bar Associations Costs & Fees Committee.


Tuesday, March 13 2018, The Legal Personality of the Commonwealth of Australia

Presented by Sebastian Hartford Davis. Chaired by Stephen Lloyd Sc. For full details, please download a flyer here.


Wednesday, March 14 2018 - Tutor and Readers Seminar Presented by Robert Hollo SC, Simon Buchen and Julia Roy. Attendance at this session will satisfy the condition of eligibility for tutors as resolved by Bar Council in February 2016. For full details, please download a flyer here.


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 Newcastle Conference this Saturday

Fri Mar 09 2018

The 2018 Newcastle CPD Conference is on this Saturday, 10 March. The conference begins at 9.00am with arrival tea and coffee available from 8.30am. The conference will be held in Morrow room at Novotel Newcastle Beach. Download the full program here - 2018 Newcastle Conference

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 2018 - Applications Open

Fri Mar 09 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 March

Fri Mar 09 2018

Monday, March 19 2018 - Reverse briefing: new trends and new barristers.

Vered Keisar, General Counsel Asia Pacific ResMed and Aidan Parsons, National Business Development Manager, Law In Order. Chaired by: James Mack, Chair, New Barristers Committee. For full details, please download a flyer here.


Tuesday, March 20 2018 - What matters do I need to disclose to the Bar Council, and when?

Presented by Edward Muston SC. Details to follow.


Wednesday, March 21 2018 - Interpreting Legislation in Accordance with Human Rights

Presented by Simeon Beckett. Chaired by Neil Williams SC. Details to follow.


Thursday, March 22 2018 - Data on women appearances in NSW Courts

Presented by Richard Scruby SC and Brenda Tronson. Chaired by Kate Eastman SC. For full details, please download a flyer here. This seminar has been organised by the Women Barristers Forum and the Diversity & Equality Committee.


Monday, March 26 2018 - 25 Years On: Redfern Park Speech

Presented by LaVerne Bellear, CEO, Aboriginal Medical Service Co-Operative and Bunja Smith, Chair, Aboriginal Legal Service. Chaired by Arthur Moses SC.For full details, please download a flyer here.


Tuesday, March 27 2018 -The Boundaries Between Fact and Law in Administrative Law

Presented by Kristina Stern SC and Matt Sherman. Details to follow.


POSTPONED: Wednesday, March 28 2018 - Advocacy and the Vulnerable witness

Presented by Craig Smith SC and Kara Shead SC. Please note, this presentation will be included in the 2018 Sydney Conference on Saturday 24 March at the Hilton Hotel George Street.


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.

International Women's Day

Thu Mar 08 2018

The Bar Association's website and social media accounts turned pink today for International Women’s Day. It's a time to celebrate the increasing number of achievements by women barristers from New South Wales. A significant number of our women barristers have been appointed to state and federal courts. There is now a majority of women on Bar Council. However, there is much more work to do. President Arthur Moses SC has recorded an IWD message, which you can view here.

Appointment to the District Court

Thu Mar 08 2018
Appointment

Attorney General Mark Speakman SC today announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Magistrate Chris O’Brien as a judge of the District Court of NSW. He will replace the late Judge Robert Toner SC, who died last month. The swearing-in ceremony will be held on 9 April 2018 at 9.00am in John Maddison Tower, Level 21. The attorney general will speak on behalf of the New South Wales Bar. Barristers should wear wigs and gowns. Senior counsel should wear full-bottomed wigs.

Human Rights Watch reports on treatment of prisoners with disabilities

Thu Mar 08 2018
Papers to note

Human Rights Watch has published a report on the abuse and neglect of prisoners with disabilities in Australia. "I Needed Help, Instead I Was Punished" notes that people with disabilities, particularly a cognitive or psychosocial disability, are over-represented in the criminal justice system in Australia—comprising around 18 percent of the country’s population, but almost 50 percent of people entering prison. The report notes that, while research has focussed on barriers to justice for people with disabilities, "there is little information across different Australian states on their experiences once in prison". The report found that Australia is restricting and violating the rights of prisoners with disabilities and has failed to fulfil its international obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. View the report here.

New UCPR forms

Thu Mar 08 2018
Practice and procedure

On 5 March 2018, the Uniform Rules Committee approved the creation of two new UCPR forms to be used in the probate list in the Supreme Court: Form 150 - Notice of Motion for Order Passing Accounts; and Form 151 – Affidavit Confirming Service of Notice of Proceedings.

2018 Orange Conference - Early Bird Registrations Close Friday

Thu Mar 08 2018

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

The Orange Conference is to be held at the Orange Ex-Services Club on Saturday 17 March (9:00am to 4:40pm) & Sunday 18 March (9:00am to 1:00pm) with full attendance attracting 10 CPD points.

Download the full program here - 2018 Orange 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).

2018 Newcastle Conference this Saturday

Thu Mar 08 2018

The 2018 Newcastle CPD Conference is on this Saturday, 10 March. The conference begins at 9.00am with arrival tea and coffee available from 8.30am. The conference will be held in Morrow room at Novotel Newcastle Beach. Download the full program here - 2018 Newcastle Conference

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).