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February 2018

2018 Regional Conference Series

Thursday, February 01 2018, Multiple Venues

Registrations are now open for the New South Wales Bar Association Regional CPD Conferences.

The 2018 CPD Conferences have been confirmed for the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, 17 February 2018 - North Coast [Program]
  • Saturday, 24 February 2018 - Parramatta [Program]
  • Saturday, 10 March 2018 - Newcastle [Program]
  • Saturday, 17 & Sunday, 18 March 2018 - Orange [Program]
  • Saturday, 24 March 2018 – 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


Pathway to taking silk

Wednesday, February 14 2018, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Presented by Jane Needham SC, Sarah McNaughton SC & Kelly Rees SC. Chaired by Kate Richardson SC. Please follow the brochure link for further details.

This seminar has been organised by the Women Barristers Forum.


Advocates for Change: In conversation with Richard Weinstein SC

Thursday, February 15 2018, NSW Bar Association Common Room

The Advocates for Change program provides role models who are excellent practitioners and who, through the example of what they do and say in their professional lives as barristers, represent the full width of diversity and inclusion that the NSW Bar Association wishes to promote at the Bar.

Interviewer: Michelle McMahon. Interviewee: Richard Weinstein SC. Please follow the brochure link for further details.

This seminar has been organised by the Diversity and Equality Committee


2018 Regional Conference Series - North Coast

Saturday, February 17 2018, Ramada Hotel, Ballina

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

Speakers include:

  • His Honour Judge Lerve
  • Mark Ierace SC
  • Michael Hall SC
  • Andrew Stone SC
  • Margaret Holz
  • Philip Carr
  • Andrew Combe
  • Charles Gregory

Download the full program – 2018 North Coast Conference

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


Early Appropriate Guilty Pleas and other criminal justice reforms

Wednesday, February 21 2018, NSW Bar Association Common Room

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. Please follow the brochure link for further details.

This seminar has been organized by the Criminal Law Committee.


Shariah Law - Insights and realities for Australian jurists

Thursday, February 22 2018, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Presented by The Hon Justice Stephen Rothman AM and Haisam Farache, principal solicitor at Garrison Lawyers. Chaired by Bilal Rauf. Please follow the brochure link for further details.


2018 Regional Conference Series - Parramatta

Saturday, February 24 2018, 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 Margaret Beazley AO
  • Her Honour Judge Brana Obradovic
  • Michael McHugh SC
  • Dr Stephen Janes
  • Andrew Bulley
  • Mark Higgins
  • Tina Jowett
  • Michelle England
  • Sonia Tame

Download the full program – 2018 Parramatta Conference

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


Insurance and the courts

Wednesday, February 28 2018, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Presented by The Hon. Justice Tony Meagher and chaired by Andrew Bell SC. Please follow the brochure link for further details.

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