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Judicial Impartiality Inquiry - survey of practitioners

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has been asked to consider “whether, and if so what, reforms to the laws relating to impartiality and bias as they apply to the federal judiciary are necessary and desirable”. As part of this Inquiry the ALRC would like to obtain information directly from lawyers.

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EASA Darwin and Alice Springs remains open for telehealth services

Please be advised that in light of the lockdown, Employee Assistance Services Australia (EASA) Darwin and Alice Springs remains open for telehealth services only. As an essential service, EASA will continue to operate to support clients through these challenging times. Operating hours have not changed and EASA remains reachable on the following contacts:

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Law Society NT office arrangements for week ending 2 July 2021

Due the extended lockdown period announced yesterday, the Law Society NT’s office will be closed until 1pm, Friday 2 July (at this time) in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. If your matter is urgent, you can still telephone (08) 8981 5104 or email staff.

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Concern at passing of Youth Justice Amendment Act

The Law Society Northern Territory (Society) is disappointed and concerned at the quick passage of the Youth Justice Amendment Act 2021 by the Northern Territory Government on 11 May 2021. The Bill was only introduced last week and despite many submissions to Government strongly opposing the proposed changes it contained, was passed with what appeared to be little or no consultation with the key stakeholders and organisations.

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Ethical Pursuit? The CPD trivia quiz

LAW WEEK EVENT! Thursday 20 May 2021: Ethical Pursuit? The CPD trivia quiz with Julian Morrow from the Chaser. For more information and to register, please go to Eventbrite

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Constitutional & Rule of Law Webinar Series

 

Jointly organised by LAWASIA, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Law Council of Australia and the South Pacific Lawyers Association, the series will run over 4 consecutive weeks, every Thursday from 18 February to 11 March 2021 (4 webinars in total).

Registration is complimentary and we encourage all LAWASIA members, friends and supporters to attend one, or all of the webinars on offer.

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I Can’t Believe it’s not Bali – Lock Downs and Lock Ups

Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT)

Dear friends and members,

The biennial Bali Conference will be held in Darwin, commencing with a cocktail party on the evening of Tuesday 10 August and culminating in our Gala dinner on Friday 13 August 2021.

The conference theme is:

‘I Can’t Believe it’s not Bali – Lock Downs and Lock Ups’

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Australia Day 2021 Honours

The Australia Day 2021 Honours List has been announced with two local practitioners receiving Honours.

The Society would like to recognise the significant contributions that The Hon. Trevor Riley QC and Mr Hugh Bradley have made to the judiciary, legal profession and the community in careers spanning over 50 years and to offer congratulations on being Australia Day Honours recipients in the categories as follows:

  • The Hon. Trevor Riley QCOfficer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
  • Mr Hugh BradleyMember (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
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Office details

Office: 3/6 Lindsay St. Darwin NT 0800
Post: GPO Box 2388 Darwin NT 0801
ABN: 62 208 314 893

Contact

Telephone: (08) 8981 5104
Email: lawsoc@lawsocietynt.asn.au

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