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WELCOME TO THE ORANA

We have prepared this guide to help you settle into life as a young lawyer in the Orana Region. There are handy hints throughout this guide to make the transition into the profession in our region easier. Throughout this guide we have included tips from other young lawyers in the Orana Law Society, such as where to find the best coffee, our most trusted dry cleaner, the best place to have a beer after work and the best kept local secrets. The information in this guide should have you feeling like a local in no time. I am the Orana Regional Delegate for NSW Young Lawyers. I work in a local practice and can be contacted to help with any questions, concerns or issues you may have. We hope you enjoy your time living and working as a young lawyer in the Orana region. Melissa Mastronardi Regional Delegate – Orana NSW Young Lawyers

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NSW YOUNG LAWYERS

Membership of NSW Young Lawyers is free if you are in your first five years of practice, a law student or a under 36 years of age. NSW Young Lawyers offers a wealth of services and support for all young lawyers.

For an overview of what NSW Young Lawyers can offer, you can watch a short clip on YouTube.

Young Lawyers Executive Council NSW Young Lawyers is led by the Executive Council. The Executive Council comprises of five Office Bearers and 10 Executive Councillors. The current NSW Young Lawyers Office Bearers and Executive Council are: President Emily Ryan Vice President David Turner Treasurer Jennifer Windsor Secretary Phillipa Noakes Immediate Past President Renée Bianchi Executive Council Raymon Anderson Sally Davies

NSW Young Lawyers Patron & Charity Each year NSW Young Lawyers nominates a well-regarded person from the legal profession to be our Patron for the coming 12 months. The function of the Patron is to champion the rights and interests of our organisation and to further the development of NSW Young Lawyers. The role includes attending and performing official tasks throughout the year including hosting events, speaking at our assemblies, giving the State of the Profession Address, and judging the Golden Gavel Competition. NSW Young Lawyers also supports a charity each year. Money raised from various activities, including the Young Professionals Charity Ball, is donated to the chosen charity. Attendees at the NSW Young Lawyers Mid-Year Assembly vote on the Patron and Charity for the following year. The current Patron and Charity are: 2017 Patron The Honourable Justice Margaret Beazley AO NSW Court of Appeal 2017 Charity Refugee Advice & Casework Service View the charity link for more information about RACS.

Nicole D’Souza Dannielle Ford Harry McDonald Samuel Murray Richard Prangell Jem Punthakey

James Skelton Sarah Warren You can contact the Office Bearers or Executive Councillors by clicking on their name.

NSW Young Lawyers Office The Law Society of NSW, 170 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000 E: ylgeneral@lawsociety.com.au T: (02) 9926 0182 W: www.younglawyers.com.au

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YOUNG LAWYERS COMMITTEES

NSW Young Lawyers has 16 committees dedicated to particular areas of law. Joining a committee is a great way to get involved and meet other young lawyers. The committees’ activities range from preparing submissions to government, producing practice guides, public forums and pro bono activities. Most committees meet monthly and offer telephone facilities to allow members outside of Sydney to attend. Various committees also publish newsletters throughout the year. A list of the current committees is below – you can click on the button for the committee to go to their homepage for further information. Join a committee now .

Animal Law

Family Law

BushWeb - Regional Issues

Human Rights

Business Law

International Law

Civil Litigation

Property Law

Communication, Entertainment & Technology Law

Public Law & Government

Special Committee of Law Student Societies

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Criminal Law

Taxation Law

Environment & Planning Law

Workplace & Safety Law

Committee mailing lists provide a great method of communicating with other young lawyers throughout NSW. If you have a question or wish to discuss an interesting case you can email the relevant committee’s mailing list. Your question will be distributed to all subscribers allowing other young lawyers to contact you directly.

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ORANA LAW SOCIETY

The current executive committee are: President

As a legal practitioner in the Orana region you are eligible to join the Orana Law Society. Membership for new members is free for the financial year in which they join. Membership is renewable each June at a cost of $40. The Orana Law Society hosts many CDP’s and networking events throughout the year. Members receive a discount on the costs of these events. The Annual General Meeting is held around October each year. The executive committee meets regularly to discuss issues relevant to practitioners in the Orana region. If you have any issues, comments or questions you would like to put to the executive committee you can contact any of the executive.

Andrew Boog, Austen Brown Boog

Mark Davis, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Peter Bartley, Department of Families & Community Services Position currently vacant Position currently vacant

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

CLE Coordinator

Melissa Mastronardi, Duffy Elliott Lawyers

Young Lawyers Rep

To join the Orana Law Society contact the young lawyers representative. Melissa can be contacted at orana@younglawyers.com.au

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GETTING INVOLVED WITH THE YOUNG LAWYERS OF THE ORANA LAW SOCIETY

All law students and lawyers in their first five years of practice or under 36 years of age are automatically members of NSW Young Lawyers. There are more than 15,000 members of NSW Young Lawyers. If you reside in the Orana region you are considered a young lawyer of the Orana Law Society. Events and Activities There are a number of ways to become an active member of NSW Young Lawyers. Young lawyers in the Orana region hold various networking events throughout the year. These are a great opportunity to meet other young lawyers in the region. If you have any suggestions for an event please contact the Young Lawyers Representative . Student Resources Regional law students can enjoy all the resources provided by NSW Young Lawyers and the Law Society that are created specifically for students. StudentHub is the online student resource centre that provides students with all the information and aid they need to make a smooth transition from student to lawyer and forge a successful career in law. Students can also connect with each other and the Law Society through the Graduate Services Facebook page , which provides news updates, networking and job opportunities, study and employment guides as well as short soft skills videos.

Mailing List NSW Young Lawyers has a dedicated mailing list for young lawyers of the Orana Regional Law Society. The mailing list has two purposes: 1. to provide important information about the work of NSW Young Lawyers, its events and projects, as well as other information that may be useful to your professional development; and 2. to create a forum for online discussion between you and your fellow young lawyers in the Orana region by using the regional email list. You can subscribe to this mailing list by contacting our Young Lawyers Representative. The mailing list is confidential and will not be provided to any third party. Your email address is only visible to your Young Lawyers Representative and the Chair of Bushweb . Both your Young Lawyers Representative and the Chair of Bushweb have signed a confidentiality agreement to access this information. If you have anything to distribute to our local members you can either email your Young Lawyers Representative direct or email orana@younglawyers.com.au .

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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT E T H I C S A N D P R O F E S S I O N A L R E S P O N S I B I L T Y • P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T A N D B U S I N E S S S K I L L S • P R O F E S S I O N A L S K I L L S • P R O F E S S I O N A L S K I L L S •

S U B S T A N T I V E L A W • S U B S T A N T I V E L A W •

You must have one of the following every year: 1. Ethics and Professional Responsibility; 2. Practice Management and Business Skills; 3. Professional Skills; and 4. Substantive Law.

Lawyers are required to complete Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) courses each year. The CPD year runs from 1 April to 31 March the following year. You are required to complete 10 CPD units during the year.

The Orana Law Society hosts CPD events throughout the year. If you are unsure when the next CPD event is being held, contact the Orana Law Society CLE Coordinator or the Young Lawyers Representative. The Orana Law Society are always interested in receiving your feedback from members for future CPD topics.

If there are any topics you would like covered, please email the Young Lawyers Representative.

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LEGALVITAE

LegalVitae is a new national jobs portal for law students and recent graduates.

The portal allows job-seekers to search for opportunities, from employers who are all looking to hire law students and graduates. Job seekers can narrow their search by different categories including location, remuneration, practice area and job-type. Job-seekers can register for an account and have opportunities sent straight to their inbox. LegalVitae also ensures that students have access to a range of opportunities, which means it hosts jobs in private practice, government, in-house and public interest. For law students in their penultimate or final year, LegalVitae hosts the Graduate Employment and Summer Clerkship program, a set of structured dates for students to apply to opportunities to work in private practice. For more information, view the LegalVitae website .

Click to watch the explainer video on what LegalVitae is.

LegalVitae is a new national jobs portal for law students and recent graduates.

NSW Young Lawyers publish How to Survive & Thrive in your first year of law. The guide provides lots of information for recent graduates and newly admitted lawyers. The guide can be accessed by clicking here .

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MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

NSW Young Lawyers, the Australian National University and the Law Society of NSW publish Being Well in the Law – a free guide for lawyers. Being Well in the Law is a toolkit for lawyers. View the guide .

Practising law can be stressful. The Law Society of NSW and NSW Young Lawyers have a range of resources to help you take care of your mental health and wellbeing.

Lifeline for Lawyers Lifeline operates a dedicated, confidential 24 hour telephone service for lawyers who need assistance. To access call 1800 085 062. Lifeline also provides a web based chat service each night between 8pm and 4am (AEST). Access the chat service today . Lifeline for Lawyers is a free service. NSW Young Lawyers Mental Health Website The NSW Young Lawyers Mental Health & Wellbeing website has a wide range of information on mental health and wellbeing. The website includes tips and tricks for preventing mental health problems, information about where to seek help, resources for students and profiles from other lawyers

who have suffered from mental health issues. View the website .

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

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WHAT’S ON IN THE ORANA REGION?

Life in the Orana Region should not be all about work. There are plenty of activities and events in Dubbo and the surrounding areas to keep you entertained throughout the year. We have compiled a list of events in the region for the year. January • Parkes Elvis Festival February • NRL Trial Games (various locations)

March • Mudgee International Short Film Festival • Wellington Boot Carnival • Wine and Nourishment Old Dubbo Goal • Red Hot Summer Tour • Titan Macquarie Mud Run (Dubbo) • Nitro Circus Live • WPCC 10th Anniversary April • Dubbo Roar Music Festival • Greater Dubbo Fun Run • Orange Food Week • Penrith Panthers v Canberra Raiders May • Dubbo Show • Michael Egan Memorial Book Fair • Stars of Dubbo Dance for Cancer • Wellington Show June • Melbourne Comedy Roadshow (Dubbo) • ARTEXPRESS

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WHAT’S ON IN THE ORANA REGION?

To make sure you’re up to date with events in Dubbo and the surrounding regions – bookmark these useful websites.

July • Mudgee Small Farm Field Days August • Dubbo Jazz Festival September • Dubbo Stampede • Mudgee Food & Wine Festival October • Australian National Field Days (Orange) • Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase (Dubbo) • Wine and Nourishment Old Dubbo Gaol November • Dubbo Turf Club Melbourne Cup races December • Vanfest (Forbes) • Bathurst 1000 (Bathurst) • Dubbo Dream Festival • Dubbo Turf Club Derby Day

• Carols by Candlelight (Dubbo) • Dubbo NYE Fireworks Party

Residents of Dubbo and selected surrounding towns can access discounted entry into the Taronga Western Plains Zoo or purchase a Zoo Friend annual pass. A Zoo Friend pass allows you unlimited entry to Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Taronga Zoo in Sydney. To purchase your Zoo Friend pass head over to the Zoo and take proof you live in one of the following postcodes 2818, 2820, 2821, 2827, 2830, 2831, 2842, 2868, 2869.

Find out more .

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ATTRACTIONS Dubbo and the surrounding regions also have an array of cultural activities, sporting activities and tourist attractions open throughout the year. Dubbo • Western Plains Cultural Centre • Taronga Western Plains Zoo • Dundullimal Homestead • Old Dubbo Gaol • Botanic Gardens (including Japanese Garden and Sensory Garden) • Red Earth Estate • Tombstone Estate Vineyard • Lazy River Surrounding Areas • Mudgee Wineries and Breweries

• Parkes Observatory • Wellington Caves

Image source: LaRuth, flickr.com/ photos/33953321@N00/503190299

For more information about Dubbo check out the Dubbo New Residents Guide . The New Residents Guide has lots of helpful and practical information about living in Dubbo.

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COMMUNITY GROUPS Joining a community group is a great way to meet new people. There are a number of community groups who meet regularly in Dubbo. Some of the groups suggested by other young lawyers are: Rotaract Club of Dubbo City Inc Rotaract is a Rotary sponsored service club for young people aged between 18 and 30 years. Rotaract members meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at One 7 Eight Bar (located at the Dubbo RSL) to plan activities, projects and socialise. The cost is $20 for a two course meal. Dubbo Young Professionals Network The Dubbo Young Professional Network provides members an opportunity to network with other young professionals in the region. The Network hosts drinks from 6.30pm on the first Friday of each month, Coffee Catch-up from 7.30am on the third Thursday of each month and dinner on the fourth Thursday of each month. The venue changes for each event. You can keep up to date by following their Facebook page.

Dubbo District Concert Band If you play an instrument the Dubbo District Concert Band welcomes new members.  The band plays a variety of music, from popular, jazz to classical and performs at various functions including: Australia Day, Anzac Day, the Dubbo Show, Christmas Carols, concerts and the Eisteddfod. The band members range in age from 12 years to 80 years with varying degrees of ability, with some professional musicians but most members are amateurs who enjoy playing music with a group in a friendly environment. More information can be obtained from their Facebook page or you can come to a practice session held every Wednesday (except school Holidays) from 7pm – 9pm in the Band Hall in Boundary Road, Dubbo. This is set back from the road and is between Boundary street shops and the oval on the corner of Boundary Street and Palmer Street.     Vixens and Kits This is a free running group for ladies and children only.  Running in a group provides safety and there is lots of encouragement.  The group currently boasts 266 members. The runners range in ability from walkers to sprinters to marathoners. Members are advised of running sessions on their closed Facebook page.  The group normally runs Tuesday and Thursday from 6.15am (with the run finished by 7am) at different locations in Dubbo. If you are interested join the group on Facebook – details of the run are published in the group

on Monday and Wednesday night. Dubbo New Residents Nights

Dubbo also hosts New Residents Night’s throughout the year. Times, dates and locations for the New Residents Night can be found on the Dubbo website.

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ORANA LOCAL & DISTRICT COURT HOUSES Brewarrina Court House Bathurst Street, Brewarrina PO Box 112, Brewarrina NSW 2839 Phone: (02) 6839 2224 Fax: (02) 6839 2422 Registry Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday Dubbo Court House Brisbane Street, Dubbo PO Box 50, Dubbo NSW 2830 Phone: (02) 6885 7666 Fax: (02) 6885 7697 Registry Hours: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Nyngan Court House 77 Cobar Street, Nyngan c/o Dubbo Local Court PO Box 50 Dubbo NSW 2830 Phone: 1300 679 272 Fax: (02) 6832 2244 Registry Hours: Only open court days Walgett Court House Wee Waa Street, Walgett PO Box 29, Walgett NSW 2832 Phone: (02) 6828 1031 Fax: (02) 6828 1888 Registry Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm; 2pm – 4pm Wellington Court House Cnr Maughan and Arthur Streets, Wellington PO Box 77, Wellington NSW 2820 Phone: (02) 6845 2077 Fax: (02) 6845 2184 Registry Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm; 2pm – 4pm Western NSW Community

9am – 1pm; 2pm – 3.30pm Bourke Court House 55-57 Oxley Street, Bourke PO Box 5, Bourke NSW 2840 Phone: 1300 679 272 Fax: 1300 679 272 Registry Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm; 2pm – 4pm Cobar Court House 31 Barton Street, Cobar PO Box 10, Cobar NSW 2835 Registry Hours: Only open court days Coonabarabran Court House Crn John & Delgarno St. Coonabarabran PO Box 37, Coonabarabran NSW 2357 Phone: (02) 6842 1089 Fax: (02) 6842 2590 Registry Hours: Wed & Fri – Week 1; Coonamble Court House 27 Aberford Street, Coonamble Phone: (02) 6822 1644 Fax: (02) 6822 2488 Registry Hours: Mon – Tues – Week 1, 2 & 4; Mon – Wed – Week 3 9am – 1pm; 2pm – 4pm Phone: 1300 679 272 Fax: (02) 6836 1322 Wed-Fri – Week 2 & 4; Thurs & Fri – Week 3 9am – 1pm; 2pm – 4pm

Gilgandra Court House 10 Myrtle Street, Gilgandra PO Box 193, Gilgandra NSW 2827

Phone: 1300 679 272 Fax: (02) 6847 1826

Registry Hours: Only open court days Lightening Ridge Court House Cnr Opal & Morilla Street, Lightening Ridge PO Box 504, Lightening Ridge NSW 2834 Phone: (02) 6820 5310 Fax: (02) 6820 5390 Registry Hours: Wednesday – Thursday 9.30am – 1pm; 2pm – 3pm Narromine Court House 47 Merilba Street, Narromine c/o Dubbo Local Court PO Box 50 Dubbo NSW 2830 Phone: 1300 679 272 Fax: (02) 6889 4326 Registry Hours: Only open court days Mudgee Courthouse 96 Market Street, Mudgee PO Box 22, Mudgee NSW 2850 Phone: (02) 6372 100 Fax: (02) 6372 2665 Registry Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm; 2pm – 4pm

Legal Centre 51 Bultje Street Phone: (02) 6884 9422

Who sits where? Magistrate Wilson , Magistrate Girotto and Magistrate Hayes sit at the Dubbo Local Court and sit on Circuit to Bourke, Walgett,

Wellington and Gilgandra. Judge Ingram SC sits at the District Court. Judge Dunkley sits at the Federal Circuit Court.

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DUBBO FIRMS Aboriginal Legal Service 23 Carrington Avenue Phone: (02) 6882 6966 Austen Brown Boog 21 Church Street Phone: (02) 6882 5333 Booth Brown Legal 3/65 Church Street Phone: (02) 6882 1844 Brendon Dunstan Unit 2, 62 Wingewarra Street Phone: 0426 219 989 Department of Families & Community Services 37-39 Carrington Avenue Phone: (02) 6884 5877 Department of Public Prosecution 130 Brisbane Street Phone: (02) 6881 3300 Dubbo Legal 3/120 Bourke Street Phone: (02) 6882 4680 Duffy Elliott Lawyers 148 Brisbane Street Phone: (02) 6882 2611 Kelly Hardie Solicitors First Floor, 131 Macquarie Street Phone: (02) 6885 3733 Kevin Hockey & Associates 62 Talbragar Street Phone: (02) 6882 1455 Kim Ibbott 236 Brisbane Street, Dubbo Phone: 0422 601 640

Legal Aid 64 Talbragar Street Phone: (02) 6885 4233 Luke Clarke Suite 2, Level 1, 34 Church Street Phone: 0428 442 114 Macquarie Law 176B Brisbane Street Phone: (02) 6884 4811 Nelson Keane & Hemmingway 22 Church Street Phone: (02) 6882 1433 North & Badgery 155 Brisbane Street Phone: (02) 6882 4044 Osborne Legal 2/148 Brisbane Street Phone: (02) 6885 6355 Peacockes Solicitors 43 Church Street Phone: (02) 6882 3133 Slater & Gordon 168 Brisbane Street Phone: 1800 555 777 Warwick McCarthy & Co Solicitors 95 Wingewarra Street Phone: (02) 6885 0025 Wilsons Solicitors 62 Wingewarra Street Phone: (02) 6884 4422 Western NSW Community Legal Centre 51 Bultje Street Phone: (02) 6884 8344

Federal Circuit Court Commonwealth Centre, Level 2 Crn Macquarie & Wingewarra St PO Box 1567, Dubbo NSW 2830

Phone: 1300 352 000 Fax: (02) 6884 2972

2017 Dubbo Duty Weeks: • 27 February – 3 March

• 1 May – 5 May • 5 June – 9 June • 24 July – 28 July

• 16 October – 20 October • 4 December – 8 December 2017 Dubbo Hearing Weeks • 13 March – 17 March • 15 May – 19 May • 13 November – 17 November The Federal Circuit Court (Dubbo Circuit) also holds hearings in Orange throughout the year. Hearings are held at Local Court. Orange Local Court Crn Lords Place & Byng St Orange NSW 2830 Phone: (02) 6392 7777 Fax: (02) 6392 7700 2017 Orange Hearing Weeks • 3 April – 7 April • 14 August – 18 August • 18 September – 22 September

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SURROUNDING REGION FIRMS Aboriginal Legal Service, Bourke Office 18 Richard Street, Bourke Phone: (02) 6872 2200 Booth Brown Legal, Warren Office 91 Dubbo Street, Warren Phone: (02) 6847 4652 Booth Brown Legal, Nyngan Office 66A Cobar Street, Nyngan Phone: (02) 6832 2260 Brian Holmes 32 Swift Street, Wellington Phone: (02) 6845 2011 Browne Jeppesen & Sliger, Coonamble Office 32 Aberford Street, Coonamble NSW Phone: (02) 6822 1066 Browne Jeppesen & Sliger, Lightening Ridge Office 48 Morilla Street, Lightening Ridge Phone: (02) 6829 0092 DLH Solicitors, Mudgee Office 70 Market Street, Mudgee Phone: (02) 6372 1099 DLH Solicitors, Gulgong Office 91 Herbert Street, Gulgong Phone: (02) 6374 1301 Duffy Elliott Lawyers, Narromine Office 88 Dandaloo Street, Narromine Phone: (02) 6882 2611 Emily Peoples Mudgee Phone: (02) 6374 0393 Flynns Solicitors Lovejoy House, Ground Floor Crn Perry Street & Lovejoy Street, Mudgee

Kelly & Astill 33 Miller Street, Gilgandra Phone: (02) 6847 1842 LawLab, Cobar Office 16 Barton Street, Cobar Phone: 1800 529 522 LawLab, Nyngan Office 103 Pangee Street, Nyngan

Phone: 1800 529 522 McDonnell Law Mudgee Phone: 0431 527 668 Nelson Keane & Hemmingway, Narromine Office 2/41 Dandaloo Street, Narromine Phone: (02) 6882 1433 Peacocks Solicitors, Gilgandra Office 55 Miller Street, Gilgandra Phone: (02) 6847 2001 Peacocks Solicitors, Narromine Office 57-59 Dandaloo Street, Narromine Phone: (02) 6889 1218 Richard Wise

Phone: (02) 6372 6500 Geoffrey Langford 2 Murray Street, Cobar Phone: (02) 6836 3022 Graham & Ward Solicitors 16 Swift Street, Wellington Phone: (02) 6845 2055 Hannaford Cox Connellan & McFarland 62 Market Street, Mudgee Phone: (02) 6372 1666 Jarrett, Webb & Graham 47 Morilla Street, Lightening Ridge Phone: (02) 6766 1122 John Peisley & Associates 49 Brownwood Drive, Gilgandra Phone: (02) 9699 9099

Burke & Baker Lawyers 25 Nanima Crescent, Wellington Phone: (02) 6845 2088 Clarke & Cunningham 12A John Street, Coonabarabran

The National Centre, Unit 7 62-68 Church Street, Mudgee Phone: (02) 6372 3303 Robyn Lee Coonabarabran Phone: 0423 232 846 WA Baxter & Co, Coolah Office 74 Binnia Street, Coolah Phone: (02) 6377 1399

Phone: (02) 6842 1455 Criminal Lawyers Central West Gulgong Phone: (02) 0427 351 010

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WA Baxter & Co, Trangie Office 9 Dandaloo Street, Trangie Phone: (02) 6888 8755 Waterford Ryan 40 Aberford Street, Coonamble Phone: (02) 6822 1577 Western Rivers Legal, Bourke Office 30 Richard Street, Bourke Phone: (02) 5310 2424 Western Rivers Legal, Cobar Office 8 Barton Street, Cobar Phone: (02) 5310 2424 Yeates Betts Solicitors 44 Market Street, Mudgee Phone: (02) 6372 4288

TIPS FROM OTHER YOUNG LAWYERS We asked a number of young lawyers from the Orana Regional Law Society what their tips are for other young lawyers moving to the Dubbo Region.

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Q What is the one thing you wished you knew before moving to Dubbo? A There will be 2 degrees of separation from everyone; That Telstra is really the only telecommunication provider with consistent service in Dubbo. Having spent the first 6 months battling it out with Vodafone convincing myself it will come good I eventually made the switch.

Q Who do you trust to clean your suit? A Talbragar Street Dry Cleaners .

Q What is your advice for young lawyers who have recently moved to Dubbo? A Get involved! Try a new activity or 3 – people in Dubbo are surprisingly friendly and very welcoming. Utilise the collegiality amongst lawyers and never be afraid to ask questions; Come with an open mind and be prepared to put both your feet in the Orana Region. It is a very hard town to crack if you have a foot in two places. Get involved in something new and be prepared to find out just how little you know about the country if you are also a city slicker like me; Play sports and/or get involved socially.

Q What is the best kept local secret?

A The Farmers Markets that are held on the first and third Sunday of each month; There is great Friday night live music and happy hour at the Old Bank; Narromine Soul Foods Depot for Brunch; The beer range at The Old Bank.

Where is the best place for …

COFFEE? • Black Tambourine, Brisbane St • Press (cold press style coffee), Bultje St

A BEER AFTER WORK? • The Pastoral, Talbragar St • The Commercial, Brisbane St • The Old Bank, Macquarie Street

• The Def Chef, Macquarie St • Postmasters, Talbragar St • Short Black, Macquarie St • The Local, Brisbane St

A MEAL? • Sushi Train, Talbragar St • The Old Bank, Macquarie St • Church Street Café, Church St • Press, Bultje St

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Thank You A huge thank you to the following Lawyers who have contributed to this booklet:

Amy Lonsdale, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Emma Johnson, Community Legal Centre

Jennifer Spear, Duffy Elliott Lawyers

Robert Elliott, Duffy Elliott Lawyers

Melissa Mastronardi, Regional Delegate – Orana

The content in this publication, including without limitation any statements, recommendations or guidance, represents opinions only. While the editor and authors of this publication, The Law Society of New South Wales and the Orana Law Society have taken every care in preparing it, they each expressly disclaim all and any liability that may arise from it, including without limitation for any errors or omissions in the content. Each of the editor, authors, The Law Society of New South Wales and the Orana Law Society accepts no responsibility for any damage, injury or loss occasioned to any person or entity, as a result of reliance, wholly or in part, on any material contained in this publication.

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