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BarCare and other assistance for barristers

spiralBarristers often struggle with emotional or other problems without seeking professional assistance. The association provides members with BarCare and other assistance

spiralBar Cover has provided sickness and accident insurance for barristers for over 45 years. It is managed by a trustee company whose directors are practising barristers. It is not administered by the NSW Bar Association. Learn more >

Bar Library

The library is open to practising members of the New South Wales Bar and financial members of The New South Wales Bar Association. Learn more >>

spiralEqual opportunity at the bar
Information about women at the bar, equitable briefing policies and Indigenous barristers.  Learn more >>

spiralIn Brief: The Bar Association's news & current awareness bulletin

All the latest information, including court notices, important legislation, speeches to note, appointments, ceremonial sittings, Bar Association social functions and much more, e-mailed daily to your in box Learn more >>

spiralBenefits for members

Members of the New South Wales Bar Association now have access to a first-rate benefits program. Launched by the ABA, but designed to meet the requirements of local barristers. Learn more >>

spiralProfessional Standards Scheme
The Bar Association's scheme limits the amount of damages payable for occupational liability to $1.5 million. Learn more >>

spiralEducation, training and professional development
The association's professional development department provides educational and other services to all practising barristers in NSW. Learn more >>

Fee recovery assistance
The Bar Association assists members with recovery from solicitors of unpaid fees, which have been outstanding for more than three months but less than two years.  Learn More >>

Social functions
The Bench & Bar Dinner, Tutors & Readers Dinner, 15 Bobbers, the Great Bar Boat Race and much more. Stay tuned to In Brief for announcements or visit the events page.

Late delivery of reserved judgments
If a practitioner is concerned with a delay in a reserved judgment, they can contact the Bar Association in writing requesting that inquiries be made of the court or tribunal.  Learn More >>

The Bar Association has reserved places at a child care centre in the Sydney CBD for members. Learn More >>

Home Instead Senior Care
Home Instead Senior Care is private non-medical provider companionship & personal assistance. Services allow a senior to stay independent and in their Home Instead for a longer period of time. Learn More >>

    Picture yourself in Find a barrister
The facility exists for a member’s photo to be attached to ‘Find a Barrister’ on the web site. If you wish to make use of this facility you may send us a digital photo. There is no charge for this facility

   Guidance on self-represented litigants
picThe preparation of these guidelines reflects the increasing phenomenon of litigants appearing without
legally qualified representation. 
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Guidance on legal costs and billing
picThese precedents for barristers' costs agreements and disclosures are offered in response to requests for precedent costs disclosure documents and costs agreements under Part 3.2 of Legal Profession Act 2004