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Supreme Court Notification - Commercial List and Supervised Case List Manager Brisbane

Martin Moynihan AO, Senior Judge Administrator of the Supreme Court of Queensland advises members that as of 25 July 2007, the Commerical List Manager and Supervised Case List Manager is Elizabeth Rosenthal. To download a copy of the Notification and contact details for Ms Rosenthal, CLICK HERE.

Supreme Court Notification - Confiscation of Profits Application

To download a copy of the Supreme Court Notification - Confiscation of Profits Application dated 1 August 2007, CLICK HERE.

Bar Council Election of Office Bearers

Members are advised that the following office bearers were elected at the meeeting of the Bar Council held on 17 July 2007:

Vice President - Michael Stewart SC

Honorary Secretary - Roger Traves SC

Hugh Fraser QC fills the position of President caused by the elevation of Martin Daubney SC to the Supreme Court.

Current Civil Hearing Dates - Brisbane Supreme Court

To view an electronic table of available civil hearing dates for the Brisbane Supreme Court, CLICK HERE. Available dates are highlighted in green and updated hourly.

Practice Directions - Magistrates Court of Queensland

To download a copy of Practice Direction No.5 of 2007 - Uniform Civil Procedure Procedure Rules 1999, CLICK HERE.

To download a copy of Practice Direction No.6 of 2007 - Costs Assessment: Interim Arrangements, CLICK HERE.

To download a copy of Practice Direction No.7 of 2007 - Committals and Ex Officio Sentences, CLICK HERE.

Practice Direction No. 8 of 2007 - Supreme Court of Queensland

To download a copy of Practice Direction No.8 - Private Audio Recording of Proceedings - Supreme Court, CLICK HERE.

Interim Register of Cost Assessors

To download a copy of the Registry Information Sheet - Interim Register of Cost Assessors as of 16 August 2007, CLICK HERE.

Valedictory Ceremony for the Honourable Justice Moynihan AO - 24 August 2007

A Valedictory Ceremony to mark the retirement of the Honourable Justice Moynihan AO will be held in the Banco Court at 9.15 am on 24 August 2007. Black robes are to be worn. The Honourable Justice Byrne RFD has been appointed Seniour Judge Administrator.

Criminal Law Conference - 24 August 2007

The Queensland Law Society Criminal Law Conference 2007 will take place on 24 August at the Royal on the Park Hotel, Brisbane. The topics to be addressed include a two-part concurrent session which will look at pleas of guilty and sentencing, a session devoted to emerging forensic technologies and  a session discussing document management in complex criminal trials. Attendees will be awarded 6 CPD points. More information and online registration is available at www.qls.com.au

Legal Secretaries & Personal/Executive Assistants Summit - 24 August 2007

The opening plenary session of the Queensland Law Society Legal Secretaries & Personal/Executive Assistants Summit 2007 will address legal support staff as the backbone of the well functioning legal office. Marie Bergwever, Executive Assistant to the Hon Chief Justice Paul de Jersey AC will make the closing comments and the sessions will include practical workshops covering topics such as managing workflow, avoiding communication breakdown, managing ethically difficult situations and accounting. The conference will take place at the QUT Gardens Theatre Complex, Brisbane on 24 August 2007.  More information and online registration is available at www.qls.com.au

Rule of Law Conference - 31 August - 1 September 2007

The Rule of Law Conference - The Challenges of a Changing World will take place in the Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, Brisbane on 31 August and 1 September 2007. Attendees will be awarded 1 CPD point per hour of attendance. For more information please contact Ms Gwen Fryer of the Law Council of Australia on ()2) 6246 3715 or email gwen.fryer@lawcouncil.asn.au

Second National Indigenous Legal Conference - 14-15 September 2007

"40 Years Since the Referendum" is the theme of the Second National Indigenous Legal Conference which will take place in the Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, Brisbane on 14 - 15 September 2007. Topics will include running a successful Native Title case, intellectual property, governance in indigenous communities, Aboriginal deaths in custody - an update with emphasis on the Palm Island case, Tasmanian apology and compensation and United Nations and human rights developments. For more information please contact Shayne Goodwin at the Continuing Professional Development office on (07) 3238 5109 or email shaynegoodwin@qldbar.asn.au

Wine Me and Timmys Restaurant - Degustation Evenings - 28, 29 & 30 August 2007

Wine Me, in association with Timmys Restaurant, invites members to attend a degustation evening which will present a guided tasting of great wines teamed with four sumptuous courses by renowned chef Timmy. The event will take place at Timmy's Restaurant, Southbank. To make a reservation contact Glen Robert on 0418 190 104 or email glen@bentsroadwinery.com


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