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Essoign Christmas Party 2007

[27 Nov 2007]

The Essoign Committee and management invite all Essoign Club members to the Essoign Christmas Party 2007 for drinks, canapés + music. Wednesday 12 December 2007 @ 5.15pm. RSVP essential to Nicholas on 9225 6748. NB – This is a member’s only event.

Victorian Bar Office End-of-Year Closure

[21 Nov 2007]

The Victorian Bar office is closed from noon on Friday 21 December 2007 and will re-open at 9.00 am on Monday 7 January 2008. On behalf of all the staff at the Bar office we wish you all a safe and happy festive season. 

Employment Opportunity: Manager Professional Development, The Victorian Bar

[18 Nov 2007]

The Manager Professional Development is the focal point of all professional development within the Bar. The selected candidate will have the primary object of maintaining the highest professional standing for the Bar’s legal education programs underpinned by conformity with the Legal Profession Act 2004 and other related professional requirements.
For more information download the flier below.

'The Melbourne Law School and Victorian Bar Research Assistants Scheme' Awarded at the 2007 Vice-Chancellor’s Knowledge Transfer Awards

[16 Nov 2007]

The Bar is delighted to announce that The Melbourne Law School and Victorian Bar Research Assistants Scheme was recently awarded at the University of Melbourne's 2007 Vice-Chancellor’s Knowledge Transfer Awards.

An article about the Scheme's launch appeared in law@melbourne on page 7.

An article featuring an interview with Michael Shand QC, appeared in Knowledge Transfer journal on page 20.

 

 

Free Sherry Tasting at the Essoign

[13 Nov 2007]

Rathdowne Cellars, in conjunction with The Essoign, brings you an opportunity to explore and discover the wonders of Sherry. Often thought of as a relic of less distinguished time, Sherry can be an item of great finesse and elegance.

Come and attend this FREE tasting and learn the difference between Fino and Manzanilla, Oloroso and Amontillado, Pedro Ximenez and Moscatel and introduce your palate to one of life’s greatest pleasures.  Friday 30th November @ 12.00pm in the Essoign. No RSVP necessary.

Any queries please contact Nicholas Kalogeropoulos on 9225 6748 or essoign@vicbar.com.au.

2007 Bench & Bar Vs Law Institute Tennis Day

[13 Nov 2007]

The annual tennis match for the Judge J.X. O’Driscoll Trophy and for the Flatman-Smith Trophy between the Bench & Bar against Solicitors will be held at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club on Thursday 20 December 2007 commencing at 2pm (report in by 1.45pm).

Essoign Supporting the Smith Family Christmas Appeal

[12 Nov 2007]

The Essoign in 2007 is once again supporting the Smith Family Christmas Appeal to create a brighter future for a child in need by donating a toy or a book.  See attached flyer. Any queries please contact Nicholas on 9225 6748 or by email.

Welcome – His Honour Judge Misso to the County Court of Victoria

[12 Nov 2007]

Philip Misso will be sworn in as a Judge of the County Court of Victoria and the legal profession will extend a welcome to his Honour on Monday 17 December 2007 at 9.15 am at Court 3-3, County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street Melbourne 3000.
All counsel who are able to attend are requested to do so, robed.

Welcome – Her Honour Judge Bourke to the County Court of Victoria

[12 Nov 2007]

Katherine Bourke will be sworn in as a Judge of the County Court of Victoria and the legal profession will extend a welcome to her Honour on Tuesday 18 December 2007 at 9.15 am at Court 3-3, County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street Melbourne 3000.
All counsel who are able to attend are requested to do so, robed.

Law Council Appoints New Secretary-General

[10 Nov 2007]

The President of the Law Council of Australia, Ross Ray QC, has announced the appointment of Bill Grant AM as the Council’s new Secretary-General.
Download the media release below.

Essoign conference at Stonelea

[10 Nov 2007]

Take advantage of early bird discounts and also assure yourself the best of accommodation! Early bird bookings for the Essoign at Stonelea close on 17 December 2007. To take up the opportunity of the fun long weekend of fine food, country picnic race meeting and CLE opportunities, send your registration form and payment to Jenny Crofts by email  or fax 9421 1682.
Enquiries Phone 9429 2140/9429 3210.
Download the registration form below.

Supreme Court of Victoria Practice Note No. 5 of 2007 - Major Torts List

[9 Nov 2007]

This Practice Note takes the place of Practice Note No. 4 of 1995 and takes effect on 1 February 2008. The purpose of this Practice Note is to update the previous Practice Note, and to clarify the procedures to be followed in respect of cases entered in the Major Torts List. 
Download the Practice Note below.

Women Barristers Association Annual Dinner

[8 Nov 2007]

The WBA is hosting its annual dinner on Thursday 29 November 2007 to celebrate the recent appointment of women to the bench and silk. Special guest speaker is the Honourable Justice Margaret McMurdo AC, President of the Court of Appeal Queensland. Download the flier below.

Appointment – Jeremy Rapke QC as Director of Public Prosecutions

[8 Nov 2007]

The Attorney-General has announced the appointment of Jeremy Rapke QC as the new Director of Public Prosecutions.
The Bar congratulates Mr Rapke on his appointment.

The Victorian Bar Indigenous Lawyers Committee Vacation (Summer) Clerkship Program 2007-2008

[1 Nov 2007]

Download information about application procedures and selection criteria below.