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July 2018

Call for papers 2019 Conference Series

Tuesday, July 31 2018, Regional

The Bar Association’s Professional Development Department invites members to submit suggestions and/or abstracts for papers to be included in the association’s 2019 CPD Conference series. The conferences will be held on Saturdays in Ballina, Newcastle, Orange, Parramatta and Sydney during February and March.

The dates for 2019 Conferences are:

- Newcastle – Saturday 23 February

- North Coast (Ballina) – Saturday 2 March

- Orange – Saturday 9 March (Please note, from 2019 Orange will be a single day Saturday conference due to falling demand)

- Parramatta - Saturday 23 March

- Sydney – Saturday 30 March

Interested barristers, solicitors, academics, legal and non-legal professionals are invited to submit suggestions for papers online HERE. During the submission process, you will be asked to provide your contact details, conference preference, a working title and, where possible, a short description or abstract of your suggestion presentation.

Suggestions and abstracts are requested by Monday 1 October.


October 2018

Judicial Q&A

Thursday, October 25 2018, NSW Bar Association Common Room

The New Barristers’ Committee will again host the Judicial Q&A panel in the Bar Common Room on **Thursday, 25 October at 5.15pm**. The Q&A will feature a panel of judges who will answer your burning questions, which you dare not ask in court. However, this year drinks will follow the event at the St James Crypt and Garden Courtyard. Members are welcome to attend one or both events.

This year our panel will include:

  • Justice Julie Ward - Chief Judge in Equity, Supreme Court of NSW
  • Justice Michael Lee SC - Federal Court of Australia
  • Judge Penelope Wass SC - District Court of NSW

- Register here for the Q&A and to submit your questions for the panel

- Register here for the drinks (free for under 5s, $30 for over 5s)

Please note that registrations are necessary for Under 5s attending the drinks (regardless of no cost) for catering purposes.

We would also like to thank BarCover who are kindly sponsoring this event. To find out more about what BarCover has to offer you please visit their website.


Appearing before Tribunals

Wednesday, October 31 2018, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Please join Deputy Presidents of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal as they discuss tips for effective advocacy when appearing before tribunals.

Panel: The Hon. Acting Judge Jennifer Boland AM, Deputy President, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Ms Jan Redfern PSM, Deputy President, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Surya Palaniappan, Sixth Floor

Chair: Elizabeth Raper, 5 Wentworth Chambers

This is the second CPD in the Women Barristers Forum’s Advocacy Skills Series.