THE OFFICE OF QUEEN'S COUNSEL IN NSW
The Bar Council has resolved to seek comment from members on the desirability of reinstating the use of the term "Queen's Counsel" in NSW. The views of members are sought on the following question:
Should the New South Wales Bar Association approach the Attorney General to seek support for the establishment of a system for the appointment of Queen's Counsel following appointment as Senior Counsel under the existing Silk Selection Protocol?
Comments should be provided by email to email@example.com by 17 March 2014. An issues paper has been prepared setting out relevant information about the office of Queen's Counsel and the relevant legislative provisions in NSW for the assistance of members.
COMING TO THE NEW SOUTH WALES BAR
Information for law students and others who are interested in starting a career at the NSW Bar; for interstate and overseas legal practitioners wishing to obtain a practising certificate; and those who wish to return to practice at the bar.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Visit the home page of the Professional Development Department for the latest information on Bar exams, CPD seminars, regional mini-conferences and practising at the Bar. Education, training >>
PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND BARRISTERS RULES
A new, amended version of the New South Wales Barristers’ Rules were published in the NSW Government Gazette No. 168 at page 5703. They replace the version gazetted on 8 July 2011 and reflect the amendments made to the uniform national rules of conduct prepared and approved by the Australian Bar Association. View the marked up version of the rules here. The new rules will take effect on 6 January 2014.
All barristers in New South Wales are bound by the Legal Profession Act 2004, the Legal Profession Regulation 2005 and the New South Wales Barristers' Rules. Learn more >
The Bar Association's Professional Conduct Department facilitates the investigation and reporting to Bar Council of conduct complaints either referred to the Bar Council by the Legal Services Commissioner or initiated by the council itself. Learn more >>
OUR MEMBERSHIP OF NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
The Bar Association is a constituent body of two peak national organisations representing the interests of Australian lawyers: The Law Council and The Australian Bar Association >>