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CBA Monday Message 12.02.18

Chair’s Update:
Angela Rafferty QC

Today a series of updates and important surveys for you rather than a message.

CBA assistant secretary election:

This is an important position and we are delighted that there is such interest in it, please vote. The election will open on Wednesday 14th February.

Disclosure survey:

Please complete the CBA/CLSA/LCSA and BBC survey about the ongoing issues with disclosure and keep your emails coming to [email protected]

Access the survey HERE.

This topic is of such importance that information to give the real picture is essential.

Some of you may have noticed the appearance of leaflets for a company called Health Assured in robing rooms. These are not unsolicited adverts; Health Assured provide the Employee Assistance Programme open to CBA members, all day, every day.

The leaflets carry a card with the contact details of the dedicated helpline.

There is no need to state your profession or membership – the person you speak to will know you are a CBA member.

This facility has been funded by the CBA and we urge you to pick up the leaflets, spread the word and, most importantly, use the number.

The SEC will hold a wellbeing seminar on 20th February at Inner Temple Hall.

NSPCC survey:
Joyce Plotnikoff and Richard Woolfson survey for the NSPCC involves analysis of current policies, surveys of judges, advocates and other CJS professionals and interviews with young witnesses.

This will give an overview of what we barristers say about section 28 and young defendants.

Do please take this survey here.

Kalisher Trust event:
On 4th March at 6pm in Middle Temple Hall the Kalisher trust presents ‘The Liberty Truck’, a new play about British justice in colonial Kenya, by renowned playwright and barrister Laurie Slade.

A stellar cast includes: Edward Fox, Simon Callow, Hugh Dennis, Ray Fearon and Honeysuckle Weeks.  Director Joe Harmston and the cast have donated their talent and time to this year’s fundraising performance.

Funds will go towards the Kalisher Trust’s education and outreach work in primary and secondary schools, sponsored places at university and internships – all to encourage and support students from non-traditional backgrounds to break into a career at the Bar.

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