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March 2017

NSW Bar Association CPD Conferences 2017

Wednesday, March 01 2017, North Coast, Newcastle, Orange, Parramatta and Sydney

Registrations are now open for the New South Wales Bar Association Regional CPD Conferences. The 2017 CPD Conferences have been confirmed for the following dates and locations:

Saturday, 18 February: North Coast [program]

Saturday, 25 February: Newcastle [program]

Saturday, 4 March and Sunday, 5 March: Orange [program]

Saturday, 18 March: Parramatta [program]

Saturday, 25 March: Sydney [program]

For more details about each venue, speakers and the costs involved please click HERE

The conferences are run by registration only and places in each conference are strictly limited. To REGISTER please click HERE

Further program details will be made available over the coming weeks.

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


Forensic Psychiatric Reports: What lawyers need to know

Wednesday, March 01 2017, NSW Bar Common Room

Presented by Dr Andrew Ellis and Lee Knight. Chaired by Professor Dan Howard SC and Corrie Goodhand. This seminar has been organised by the New Barristers Committee. Please follow the brochure link for further details.


Scientific Knowledge or Subjective Opinion? Forensic Evidence Workshops for Criminal Law Advocates

Thursday, March 02 2017, NSW Bar Common Room

The Faculty of Law and School of Psychology, UNSW, the Public Defenders Chambers NSW and the Office of the Director or Public Prosecutions NSW invites Criminal Law Advocates to attend ‘Scientific Knowledge or Subjective Opinion? Forensic Evidence Workshops for Criminal Law Advocates’. The workshop is divided into two parts and will be held in the Bar Association Common Room on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 and Thursday 2nd March 2017. Please follow the brochure link for further details.

The workshops are free of charge, but REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL. Registered participants will be required to attend both workshops. To register please email your full name to Tiffany McDonald at tmcdonald@nswbar.asn.au. Places are limited to 50 participants and will be allocated on a ‘first in’ basis.


NSW Bar Association CPD Conference - ORANGE

Saturday, March 04 2017, Orange Ex-Services Club

Full attendance at this conference will attract 10 CPD points and will cover the four strands required for the practising certificate year.

Speakers include:

  • The Hon Justice J Stevenson
  • Peter Callaghan SC
  • Ian Coleman SC
  • Michael Hall SC
  • Andrew Stone SC
  • Susan Phillips
  • Dr James Renwick
  • Michael Evans
  • John-Paul Redmond
  • Penny Thew
  • Deone Provera.

To view the program please click HERE

Registration details are available through the brochure link. Please note, registrations will only be accepted when accompanied by full payment.


Applications by a former spouse for Family Provision

Monday, March 06 2017, NSW Bar Common Room

‘Atonement for marital misdeeds or a second bite at the cherry? Applications by a former spouse for Family Provision’

Presented by Dr Stephen Janes, Deputy Dean, School of Law, Western Sydney University and chaired by Michael Willmott SC. Please follow the brochure link for further details.


Gender Equitable Briefing – Making it Happen: The Solicitor’s View

Thursday, March 09 2017, NSW Bar Common Room

Presented by Jennie Mansfield, Partner, Ashurst; Rachel Quigley, Assistant Crown Solicitor and Michael Greene, Managing Partner, Henry Davis York. Chaired by Anthony McGrath SC, Chair, Diversity and Equality Committee. Please follow the brochure link for further details.

Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of this seminar. Please register for catering purposes. To register email your full name to Ting Lim at tlim@nswbar.asn.au.


2017 Personal Injury & Common Law Conference

Saturday, March 11 2017, Hilton Hotel, 488 George Street

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference which will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 11 March. The conference runs from 9:00am to 3.00pm. Morning tea and a stand-up buffet lunch will be provided.

Full attendance at this conference will attract 5 CPD points

Speakers include:

  • The Hon Justice John Basten
  • The Hon Justice Geoff Lindsay
  • Dr Andrew Morrison RFD SC
  • Andrew Stone SC
  • Andrew Combe

Download the full program - 2017 Conference Program

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 please click HERE.

Please note, registrations will only be accepted when accompanied by full payment.


Coronial Inquests

Tuesday, March 14 2017, NSW Bar Common Room

Presented by Magistrate Derek Lee and Jeremy Morris SC. Chaired by Linton Teoh. This seminar has been organised by the New Barristers Committee This seminar has been organised by the New Barristers Committee. Please follow the brochure link for further details.


Tips on Dealing with Common Pitfalls in the Early Years at the Bar

Wednesday, March 15 2017, NSW Bar Common Room

Presented by Penny Thew, Barrister, 8th Floor Wentworth Chambers, and Tobias O’Hehir, Senior Clerk, Greenway Chambers. Chaired by Anthony McGrath SC , Chair, Diversity and Equality Committee. Please follow the brochure link for further details.


NSW Bar Association CPD Conference - PARRAMATTA

Saturday, March 18 2017, ParkRoyal Parramatta

Full attendance at this conference will attract 6 CPD points and will cover the four strands required for the practicing certificate year.

Speakers include:

  • The Hon Justice Ann Ainslie-Wallace
  • Ian Coleman SC
  • Michael Hall SC
  • Andrew Combe
  • Michael Gleeson
  • Caroline Dobraszczyk
  • Sonia Tame

Download the full program - 2017 Conference Program

Registration details are available through the brochure link. The full program details will be made available over the coming weeks. Please note, registrations will only be accepted when accompanied by full payment.


How to run a merit review case

Tuesday, March 21 2017, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Presented by The Honourable Justice Duncan Kerr Chev LH, President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Bernard McCabe, Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and The Honourable Justice Robertson Wright, President of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Please follow the brochure link for further details.


Tutor and Readers Seminar

Thursday, March 23 2017, NSW Bar Common Room

Presented by Robert Hollo SC, Eugene Romaniuk SC and Julia Roy. Please follow the brochure link for further details.


Attendance at this session will satisfy the condition of eligibility for tutors as resolved by Bar Council in February 2016.


NSW Bar Association CPD Conference - SYDNEY

Saturday, March 25 2017, Hilton Sydney

Full attendance at this conference will attract 6 CPD points and will cover the four strands required for the practicing certificate year.

Speakers include:

  • The Hon J L B Allsop AO, Chief Justice, Federal Court of Australia
  • The Hon T F Bathurst AC, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of NSW
  • The Hon Justice A Black
  • Professor Stephen Woods
  • Carolyn McKay
  • Chrissa Loukas SC
  • Caroline Dobraszczyk

Download a full program HERE

Registration details are available through the brochure link. The full program details will be made available over the coming weeks. Please note, registrations will only be accepted when accompanied by full payment.


Experts and interpreters: non-lawyers essential to the legal system

Wednesday, March 29 2017, NSW Bar Association Common Room

This breakfast seminar is proudly presented by Thomson Reuters. Presented by The Honourable Justice François Kunc, Supreme Court of NSW and chaired by Timothy Pollard, ANZ General Manager, Legal Portfolio Australia. Please follow the brochure link for further details.

The seminar will run from 8.00am - 9.30am. A light breakfast will be served after the conclusion of the seminar.


Equitable Compensation for Breach of Confidence

Thursday, March 30 2017, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Presented by The Honourable Justice Mark Leeming, Justice of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales and Dr Peter Turner. Chaired by Professor David Rolph, University of Sydney Law School.

This seminar has been organised in association with the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law at the Sydney University Law School. Please follow the brochure link for further details.

Please note this is a lunchtime seminar from 1 pm to 2 pm