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The National Brief #4 - 20 July 2021

Last Friday, I was asked by a journalist to comment on the impact of lockdowns on the justice system. In response, I noted the greater impacts on, for example, jury trials and the growing backlogs in that area.

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Significance of Culture to Wellbeing, Healing and Rehabilitation - 20 July 2021

The ABA has supported the Bugmy Bar Book in publishing the Significance of Culture to Wellbeing, Healing and Rehabilitation report, by Vanessa Edwige, registered psychologist, and Dr Paul Gray, Associate Professor, UTS Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Educ

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Proposed amendments to the Legal Profession Uniform Conduct (Barristers) Rules 2015 - 24 June 2021

The Australian Bar Association invites comments and submissions on a proposal to amend Rules 123 and 125 of the Legal Profession Uniform Conduct (Barristers) Rules Submissions shold be sent to the Australian Bar Association on or before 2 August 2021

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Resilience and Reinvention: Dispute Resolution During a Crisis and Beyond - 11 May 2021

Australasia's largest dispute resolution organisation, Resolution Institute, is pleased to invite you to its 2021 international conference, to be held 15 - 16 July at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney. This premier two-day conference is the first face-to-face eve

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The National Brief #3 - 07 May 2021

President Matthew Howard SC outlines how the ABA is responding to the last month’s reports in Victoria and South Australia about sexual harassment in the profession, and describes plans for RE-EMERGE 2021 – the ABA’s National Conference in September.

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SAVE THE DATE - RE-EMERGE 2021 - 06 May 2021

The ABA 2021 National Conference RE-EMERGE. The Australian Bar after COVID19: Energised, Innovative, Enduring Melbourne, 16-18 September 2021

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ABA Podcast #2 - 06 May 2021

In this second ABA podcast, ABA President Matthew Howard SC and Kate Eastman SC, Chair of the ABA Diversity & Inclusion Committee, speak with Rachel Doyle QC, Barrister at the Victorian Bar, about her book “Power and Consent

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The National Brief #2 - 16 March 2021

It is one hundred years since Edith Cowan was elected to the WA Parliament, becoming only the second woman in the common law world (and the first in Australia) to do so, President Matthew Howard SC writes in the second ABA National Brief.

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The National Brief #1 - 17 February 2021

In the first of the ABA’s national communications, President Matthew Howard SC writes about the ABA’s priorities in 2021 and the important issues affecting the profession it will be addressing.

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ABA Podcast #1 - 17 February 2021

Eliminating sexual harassment is an imperative for the Bar. In this first ABA podcast, ABA President Matthew Howard SC speaks with the Hon. Kenneth Hayne AC QC and Kate Eastman SC, Chair of the ABA Diversity & Inclusion Committee, about steps that men...

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