You're Invited: Easter Breakfast!

ALLA(WA) warmly invites members to our Easter breakfast, to eat, drink and catch up with colleagues (or meet new ones).










When: 7.30am Wednesday 5th April

Where: The George. 216 St Georges Terrace, Perth

RSVP: Luise Crisafulli (lcrisafulli@chambers.francisburt.com.au) by Monday 3rd April.
 

Menu details are available from the venue website.

Separate billing will be available on the day and cash payment is preferred by the venue.

Next ALLA Tweet-up

Tweet time! Talk careers & career development at tomorrow's ALLA Tweetup @ 7.30pm ADST. Details here.
Note I did that in <140 characters.

Reminder: ALLA (WA) CPD: Employment Law Fundamentals


All are welcome to an ALLA(WA) CPD session on the laws of employment in Australia.

Presented by Shannon Walker, Senior Associate at Jackson McDonald, the presentation will discuss the obligations of employer in the Australian employment systems.

A Light Lunch will be served.

When: 1-2pm Wednesday 22 March 2017
Where: Jackson McDonald, Level 17, 225 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Non-members $20 (cash on day) Members free
RSVP by Friday 17 March to Stephen Griffiths stephen.griffiths@gmail.com


Spaces are limited.

Library Leadership: A Celebration



May 19, 2017 - State Library of Western Australia

Save the Date
A chance for the whole WA library sector to get together, discuss and explore what we have in common and how we can all positively influence our changing profession. Two pre-eminent leaders in their fields will be helping us to get the discussion going.


Organised as a joint project by representatives from LIS within WA, including ALLA (WA), with special thanks to the State Library of Western Australia and Kerry Smith.

More information will be available very soon.


ALLA (WA) CPD: Employment Law Fundamentals


All are welcome to an ALLA(WA) CPD session on the laws of employment in Australia.

Presented by Shannon Walker, Senior Associate at Jackson McDonald, the presentation will discuss the obligations of employer in the Australian employment systems.

A Light Lunch will be served.

When: 1-2pm Wednesday 22 March 2017
Where: Jackson McDonald, Level 17, 225 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Non-members $20 (cash on day) Members free
RSVP by Friday 17 March to Stephen Griffiths stephen.griffiths@gmail.com


Spaces are limited.

Federal Court list of authorities practice note - an update

There was an update to the Federal Court of Australia "Lists of Authorities and Citations Practice Note (GPN-AUTH)" on February 15th. http://www.fedcourt.gov.au/law-and-practice/practice-documents/practice-notes/gpn-auth

Update: Hyperlinks to case citations in Lists of Authorities


As part of its consultation and feedback process, the Court has received a number of enquiries principally concerning paragraphs 2.2 of the Lists of Authorities and Citations Practice Note (GPN-AUTH) which was issued on 25 October 2016. These enquiries relate to (1) the requirement to hyperlink cases and (2) how to best hyperlink cases.

The intention of the hyperlink requirement was to utilise the List of Authorities to facilitate the accessing of authorities electronically. Some parties do not have easy access to reported versions of cases (that are accessible through subscription-only databases). Practitioners have also raised queries about whether the Court will be able to access hyperlinks to cases from specific subscription-only databases.

New arrangements:


Although the Court's 12-month review period for feedback has not concluded (and will conclude in October 2017), given the queries about the hyperlink requirement, parties and practitioners are advised of the following new arrangements:

  1. The Court does not require the List of Authorities to be hyperlinked but it remains as an option for parties to adopt if they consider it to be helpful, efficient and cost effective to do so; and
  2.  If a party chooses to include hyperlinks in the List of Authorities, any hyperlink made from a subscriber of a subscription-only database is able to be accessed by another subscriber of the same database. Parties should not be concerned that the Court is unable to access such links.

Following the conclusion of the 12-month review period relevant to the general practice notes, the Court will consider making formal amendments to GPN-AUTH, including amendments giving effect to the new arrangements described above.


Queries regarding any of the Court's practice notes can be made by email to: practice.notes@fedcourt.gov.au.