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Women Barristers Forum 2017

Thu Jun 01 2017

Members are advised that yesterday, the Women Barrister’s Forum held their Annual General Meeting at the NSW Bar Association. Michelle Painter SC stepped down from the position of Chair after three years and Kate Richardson SC has been elected as Chair of the WBF.

The NSW Bar Association thanks Michelle for her leadership of the WBF for the last three years and congratulates Kate on being elevated to the position of Chair of the WBF.

The following women barristers were elected as office bearers of the WBF for 2017:

  • Chair: Kate Richardson SC
  • Co-Vice Chair: Brenda Tronson
  • Co-Vice Chair: Zoë Hillman
  • Co-Secretary: Caroline Dobraszczyk
  • Co-Secretary: Elizabeth Picker
  • Treasurer: Rosalind Winfield
  • Information Technology Officer: Kavita Balendra
  • WLNSW Liaison: Larissa Andelman
  • CPD Coordinators: Madeleine Ellicott, Brin Anniwell

The minutes of the WBF AGM can be found here.

Bar FC still without a win

Thu Jun 01 2017

Bar FC struggled against Lands FC, losing 3-1 in a game played in gusty conditions. Valiant as always in defence, Philips was clearly player of the match as he parried raid after raid on our goal. A big loss to our defence in the first ten minutes as goalkeeper John Harris was taken out by a head knock. Early signs are that his concussion should be short-lived (Sir Alex is relieved).

A welcome addition to the team saw Peter Tiliakos, a reader of two days, spring into action up front and provide some welcome assistance to Hugh Morrison. A further notable mention must go the Justin Hogan Doran who put on the keepers gloves and performed brilliantly, albeit nonchalantly (as those of you who know him will understand), between the sticks.

This weeks team was as follows:

  • Hugh Morrison
  • Glen Fredericks
  • John Harris
  • Hillary Monteith
  • Sebastian Hartford Davis
  • Michael Fordham SC
  • Justin Hogan Doran
  • Simon Philips
  • Rico
  • Nicole Compton
  • Pandelis Peter Tiliakos
  • Faraz Maghami
  • Darren Covell

STEP address: Issues with the use of ADR in will disputes

Thu Jun 01 2017

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) invites you to an address by Andrew Rider on "Stamp Duty, Land Tax and Deceased Estates". It will be held on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 5.30pm sharp in the Banco Court, Queens Square. Refreshments will be served at 7.00pm. For more information, or to register, download a flyer here.

The (mostly) June Judges lunchtime seminar series

Thu Jun 01 2017

This year we’re delighted to have the Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO and the Hon Justices Ruth McColl AO and Stephen Robb as our speakers. You can book for the complete series or register for each seminar individually.

12.30-2.00pm, Friday, 9 June; Friday, 16 June; and Friday, 18 August The Gallery Room Room, Mitchell Wing, NSW State Library (Lunch and GST inc) For the complete series: $320 for CLA members; $400 for non-members For an individual seminar: $119 for CLA members; $149 for non-members

Register at www.cla.org.au

Friday, 9 June The Hon Justice Stephen Robb, Supreme Court of NSW Practical reflections on success and survival in litigation

Friday, 16 June The Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO, Federal Court of Australia The statutory introduction of unconscionability in trade and commerce: the new business conscience

Friday, 18 August The Hon Justice Ruth McColl AO, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of NSW What did you mean? Contractual interpretation and the reasonable business person Due to circumstances beyond her control, Her Honour was unable to make the original date. The topic will remain the same.

Coming up in CPD tonight

Thu Jun 01 2017

Thursday, June 01 2017:Access networks, uncover opportunities: barristers and social media

Presented by Jane Needham SC, Louise Jackson, Marlia Saunders - Senior Associate, Ashurst and Michaela Whitbourn - Journalist, Fairfax. Chaired Michelle Painter SC. This seminar, brought to you by Women Barristers Forum, will discuss how barristers are using social media, how we might use social media more effectively and some traps to watch out for. This seminar is presented as part of the “Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Briefed.” CPD series. #WBFBeSeen

For full details please download a flyer here

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

Confidential legal transcription

Wed May 31 2017
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Australian Lawyers Orchestra

Wed May 31 2017

The Australian Lawyers Orchestra invites you to their Opera Gala Concert with over a hundred singers and soloists from the New South Wales Bar Choir and Willoughby Symphony Choir; featuring the greatest operas of all time. The concert will be held on Sunday, 4 June 2017 at 2.30pm in the Great Hall, Sydney Boys High School, Cleveland St, Moore Park. Tickets are available here.

Clerks' Conference and Dinner

Wed May 31 2017

The 2017 Clerks' Conference and Dinner will take place on Friday, 21 July 2017. It will be held in ‘The Loft’ at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont.

The conference will again be chaired by the fabulous, Jean Kittson. Keynote presentations and workshops will focus on the development, marketing and administration of chambers; from the day to day as well as the long term legal obligations we have as Clerks running our Chambers. For full details please download the invitation here. To register please click here

Following the conference the Clerks' dinner will be held in at the South Pier, Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont. As usual, clerks will be able to invite members of their chambers to the dinner. To RSVP please click here

The NSW Barristers’ Clerks Association will be donating $20 from each dinner ticket sold to The Katrina Dawson Foundation.’

ABA London and Dublin Conference - registrations close on Friday

Wed May 31 2017

Registrations for the ABA Conference in London and Dublin close this Friday, 2 June 2017! To register now, click here.

The theme of the 2017 ABA Conference is “Excellence, Innovation and Accessibility”, subjects that will underpin the conference program and provide an opportunity for speakers and delegates alike, to explore and share the many new and great challenges and opportunities for innovation in the legal industry.

London and Dublin provide an exceptional location for the ABA’s biennial international conference and one with significant historical links to our legal system. The conference’s social program provides delegates and their guests with a wonderful opportunity to explore and experience the best of London and Dublin, while offering plenty of networking opportunities to meet and engage with leaders in the field and fellow friends and colleagues.

Time is running out to register! To view fees, program and registration details click here.

The ALJ is turning 90

Wed May 31 2017

Thomson Reuters is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Australian Law Journal. To mark this important occasion the general editor, the Hon Justice Francois Kunc, has commissioned a special edition,which will be launched on Thursday, 8 June 2017 from 5.00pm in the Banco Court. Guest speaker will be Attorney-General George Brandis QC. RSVP by 31 May to rsvp.auevents@tr.com

Junior Drinks June 2017

Wed May 31 2017

Junior Drinks is a social function organised by the New Barristers' Committee to provide new and junior barristers with a casual opportunity to catch up and socialise. Before you head home, drop in and have a quick chat with your colleagues on Thursday, 15 June 2017 at the Verandah Bar from 5.30pm.

Voice & Performance Skills for Barristers

Tue May 30 2017

Tuesday 20 & Tuesday 27 June, 2017

"Voice and performance coaching should in my view form an integral part of all advocacy training.” Justice Johann Kriegler Former Constitutional Court and Appeal Court Judge, South Africa

Location

NSW Bar Association Common Room

Open to

Any practising barrister Limited numbers (max 12)

Content

Session 1 | Opening Address and Closing Submission

  • Story telling appropriate for the courtroom
  • Physical and vocal presence
  • Managing speech and vocal mannerisms
  • Using gesture
  • Controlling your content and your audience
  • Staying calm under pressure

Session 2 | Examination of witnesses

  • Listening to the witness
  • Controlling the rhythm in examination
  • Buying time to think and navigate
  • Keeping the Judge in the communication
  • Managing nerves
  • Personalized feedback

Lead Facilitators

Lucy Cornell, Founder of Voice Coach

Christina Koch, Lead Voice Coach, Sydney

Investment

$800 per person http://www.voicecoach.net/advocates

Voice Coach has trained court advocates for 10 years in 5 jurisdictions over 14 intensive mock trial courses alongside faculties of silks and judges. 4 CPD Points | Barristers' Skills strand

Voice & Performance Skills for Barristers

Tue May 30 2017

Tuesday 20 & Tuesday 27 June, 2017

"Voice and performance coaching should in my view form an integral part of all advocacy training.” Justice Johann Kriegler Former Constitutional Court and Appeal Court Judge, South Africa

Location

NSW Bar Association Common Room

Open to

Any practising barrister Limited numbers (max 12)

Content

Session 1 | Opening Address and Closing Submission

  • Story telling appropriate for the courtroom
  • Physical and vocal presence
  • Managing speech and vocal mannerisms
  • Using gesture
  • Controlling your content and your audience
  • Staying calm under pressure

Session 2 | Examination of witnesses

  • Listening to the witness
  • Controlling the rhythm in examination
  • Buying time to think and navigate
  • Keeping the Judge in the communication
  • Managing nerves
  • Personalized feedback

Lead Facilitators

Lucy Cornell, Founder of Voice Coach

Christina Koch, Lead Voice Coach, Sydney

Investment

$800 per person http://www.voicecoach.net/advocates

Voice Coach has trained court advocates for 10 years in 5 jurisdictions over 14 intensive mock trial courses alongside faculties of silks and judges. 4 CPD Points | Barristers' Skills strand

Coming up in CPD

Tue May 30 2017

Tuesday, June 06 2017: 'The Role of the Human Rights Commissioner'

Presented by Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner and chaired by Professor Andrew Brynes, Chair, Australian Human Rights Centre, UNSW Law. For full details please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organised by the New South Wales Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee.

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

Coming up in CPD tomorrow

Tue May 30 2017

Thursday, June 01 2017:Access networks, uncover opportunities: barristers and social media

Presented by Jane Needham SC, Louise Jackson, Marlia Saunders - Senior Associate, Ashurst and Michaela Whitbourn - Journalist, Fairfax. Chaired Michelle Painter SC. This seminar, brought to you by Women Barristers Forum, will discuss how barristers are using social media, how we might use social media more effectively and some traps to watch out for. This seminar is presented as part of the “Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Briefed.” CPD series. #WBFBeSeen

For full details please download a flyer here

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

Farewell sitting for Chief Justice Bryant

Tue May 30 2017

The chief justice of the Family Court, the Hon Diana Bryant AO, will hold her final sitting in Sydney on Wednesday, 21 June 2017. To mark the occasion the court has arranged a short sitting at 9.30am on Level 7 of the Lionel Bowen Building, 97-99 Goulburn Street. Michael Kearney SC has been invited to speak on behalf of both the New South Wales Bar and the family law profession.

The (mostly) June Judges lunchtime seminar series

Tue May 30 2017

This year we’re delighted to have the Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO and the Hon Justices Ruth McColl AO and Stephen Robb as our speakers. You can book for the complete series or register for each seminar individually.

12.30-2.00pm, Friday, 9 June; Friday, 16 June; and Friday, 18 August The Gallery Room Room, Mitchell Wing, NSW State Library (Lunch and GST inc) For the complete series: $320 for CLA members; $400 for non-members For an individual seminar: $119 for CLA members; $149 for non-members

Register at www.cla.org.au

Friday, 9 June The Hon Justice Stephen Robb, Supreme Court of NSW Practical reflections on success and survival in litigation

Friday, 16 June The Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO, Federal Court of Australia The statutory introduction of unconscionability in trade and commerce: the new business conscience

Friday, 18 August The Hon Justice Ruth McColl AO, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of NSW What did you mean? Contractual interpretation and the reasonable business person Due to circumstances beyond her control, Her Honour was unable to make the original date. The topic will remain the same.

Wardell Chambers

Tue May 30 2017

Following the acquisition of 39 Martin Place by TfNSW for the new metro, many of the former members of 16 Wardell Chambers have set up as Wardell Chambers. They are located at Level 10 St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth St, Sydney. Tel numbers and DX remain the same, with the website launching soon. There will be an official opening in due course. There may be opportunities for accommodation in internal rooms. Applicants should contact the clerk, Karen Walker Flynn on ph: 02 9231 3133.

Coming up in CPD

Tue May 30 2017

Thursday, June 01 2017:Access networks, uncover opportunities: barristers and social media

Presented by Jane Needham SC, Louise Jackson, Marlia Saunders - Senior Associate, Ashurst and Michaela Whitbourn - Journalist, Fairfax. Chaired Michelle Painter SC. This seminar, brought to you by Women Barristers Forum, will discuss how barristers are using social media, how we might use social media more effectively and some traps to watch out for. This seminar is presented as part of the “Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Briefed.” CPD series. #WBFBeSeen

For full details please download a flyer here

Tuesday, June 06 2017 - The Role of the Human Rights Commissioner

Presented by Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner and chaired by Professor Andrew Brynes, Chair, Australian Human Rights Centre, UNSW Law. For full details please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organised by the New South Wales Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee.

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

Coming up in CPD tonight

Tue May 30 2017

Tuesday, May 30 2017 - - William Lee: The First Chinese-Australian barrister in NSW

Presented by Malcolm Oakes SC and chaired by Trish McDonald SC. For full details please download a flyer here

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

Coming up in CPD

Mon May 29 2017

Thursday, June 01 2017:Access networks, uncover opportunities: barristers and social media

Presented by Jane Needham SC, Louise Jackson, Marlia Saunders - Senior Associate, Ashurst and Michaela Whitbourn - Journalist, Fairfax. Chaired Michelle Painter SC. This seminar, brought to you by Women Barristers Forum, will discuss how barristers are using social media, how we might use social media more effectively and some traps to watch out for. This seminar is presented as part of the “Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Briefed.” CPD series. #WBFBeSeen

For full details please download a flyer here

Tuesday, June 06 2017 - The Role of the Human Rights Commissioner

Presented by Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner and chaired by Professor Andrew Brynes, Chair, Australian Human Rights Centre, UNSW Law. For full details please download a flyer here.

This seminar has been organised by the New South Wales Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee.

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

Practising certificate renewals 2017-18

Mon May 29 2017
Renewals Update #3

There is only just over one week left to renew your practising certificate by the due date – Wednesday 7 June 2017

DO NOT WAIT until you have confirmation of insurance to return your completed renewal form and payment. Preliminary processing of your practising certificate can begin and your insurance can be matched up with your renewal documentation once confirmation of insurance is received.

Not intending to renew your practising certificate? If you have decided not to renew your practising certificate this year, would you please advise us in writing that this is your intention so we can note our records.

If you have questions regarding the completion of your renewal documentation, please contact the Certification Officer, Barrie Anthony ph9232 4055, or e-mail certification@nswbar.asn.au.

Law Society charity visual arts and music competition

Mon May 29 2017

The Law Society of New South Wales welcomes entries in their Just Art and Just Music competitions proudly supporting their president’s 2017 charity, Bara Barang Corporation Ltd. Flex your artistic muscles with a visual arts or musical piece on the theme of justice. Finalists will be showcased at events in September. Entries close 31 July. Visit www.lawsociety.com.au/president for details, terms and entry.