CPD Events

Interior21 gsc.jpg

Please wait, your search is being performed...

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.


August 2018

Mindfulness Meditation

Monday, August 06 2018, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Presented by Dr Chien Hoong Gooi, Chris O’Donnell SC, Nick Poynder, Michelle Yu & Theresa Baw. Chaired by Kylie Nomchong SC. Please follow the brochure link for further details.

This seminar has been organised by the NSWBA Health and Wellbeing Committee.


Litigation Funding

Thursday, August 09 2018, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Presented by Craig Arnott, Managing Director at Burford Capital and chaired by Elizabeth Cheeseman SC.

This is a lunchtime seminar commencing at 12 pm. A light lunch will be provided. Please register HERE for catering purposes.

This seminar has been organised by the Commercial law Section.


Appearing in Industrial Tribunals

Thursday, August 09 2018, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Presented by Vice President J Catanzariti, Fair Work Commission and Ingmar Taylor SC. Please follow the brochure link for further details.


Making ADR Work in a #Fakenews World

Saturday, August 11 2018, Sheraton on the Park

The President and the ADR Committee of the New South Wales Bar Association are pleased to invite all members of the New South Wales Bar and ADR Practitioners to the 2018 ADR Masterclass.

The ADR Masterclass is a highly respected one-day CPD conference dedicated to alternative dispute resolution. The 2018 ADR Masterclass will take place on Saturday 11 August at the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney. This year’s theme is “Making ADR Work in a #fakenews World” and speakers include the Chief Justice of NSW, the Hon TF Bathurst AC, President of the New South Wales Bar Association, Arthur Moses SC, and UNCITRAL Rapporteur Professor Khory McCormick.

This event will contribute to CPD hours, including under the NMAS mediation accreditation scheme. T

The full program and session times can be found here.

To Register for this event please click here.


In conversation with Jane Needham SC

Tuesday, August 14 2018, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Interviewer Stephen Free and Interviewee Jane Needham SC. Please follow the brochure link for further information.

This seminar has been organised by the NSWBA Diversity and Equality Committee


Getting Your Insurance Right

Wednesday, August 15 2018, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Getting Your Insurance Right: Understanding all areas of insurance to best protect yourself and your family, particularly income protection, life and trauma insurance

Presented by Robert Jason, Senior Financial Adviser, AON and chaired by Richard Cavanagh SC. Please follow the brochure link for further details.


Sentencing Reforms

Tuesday, August 21 2018, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Presented by Luke Grant, Assistant Commissioner, NSW Corrective Services and Richard Wilson, Deputy Senior Public Defender. Chaired by Stephen Odgers SC, Chair, Criminal Law Committee. Please follow the brochure link for further details.

This seminar has been organised by the NSWBA Criminal Law Committee.