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Federal Election results – Mark Dreyfus QC and Adam Bandt

[24 Aug 2010]

Two members of the Victorian Bar were elected as members of the House of Representatives during the Federal Election on 21 August 2010. Mark Dreyfus QC has been re-elected as Federal Member for the seat of Isaacs, having been first elected in 2007. Adam Bandt was elected as Federal Member for the seat of Melbourne.

ADR CPD Event - The Neighbourhood Justice Centre: the future for Courts in Victoria?

[20 Aug 2010]

Speakers: The Hon Rob Hulls MP and Magistrate David Fanning

This seminar will be held on Tuesday 19 October 2010 from 5:15 – 6:30pm at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre, 241 Wellington Street Collingwood. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP required by Thursday 14th Oct: phone NJC on 9948 8777 or email njc@justice.vic.gov.au. Download a flyer below.

The seminar is a presentation by the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Victorian Bar. It carries one (1) CPD point.  

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre: the future for Courts in Victoria?

[20 Aug 2010]

Featuring The Hon Rob Hulls MP and Magistrate David Fanning as speakers, this seminar will be held on Tuesday 19 October 2010 at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre, 241 Wellington Street Collingwood. Download a flyer below.

Letter to the Editor, Herald Sun

[11 Aug 2010]

The attached letter has been sent by Michael Colbran QC, Chairman, and Fiona McLeod SC, Chair of the Victorian Bar Equality & Diversity Committee, to the Herald Sun in response to an article written by Alan Howe and published on 9 August 2010.

Obituary: Jim Kennan SC

[9 Aug 2010]

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death on Monday, 9 August 2010 of the Honourable Jim Kennan SC .

Download an obituary below.

ABA Advanced Advocacy Course

[8 Aug 2010]

Australian Bar Association to hold 2011 Advanced Advocacy Course in Melbourne in January.

Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC - Comments re appeals process and published judgments

[6 Aug 2010]

The Chief Justice of Victoria responds to questions from the Herald Sun on the Appeal Process and unreported judgments. Read the comments at this link.

Chief Justice Marilyn Warren A.C - Comments re Appeals Process and Published Judgments

[6 Aug 2010]

The Chief Justice of Victoria responds to questions from the Herald/Sun newspaper on the Appeal Process and unreported judgments. Read the comments at this link.

National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference

[2 Aug 2010]

Brisbane, 27-28 August 2010

Presented by the Law Council of Australia and the National Pro Bono Resource Centre, in conjunction with the Queensland Law Society. Go to the Conference website.

Chief Justice Marilyn Warren A.C - Address to the Australian Institute of Administrative Law Conference

[1 Aug 2010]

The speech titled "The dog that regained its bark: a new era of administrative justice in the Australian states." was given by the Hon. Marilyn Warren A.C., Chief Justice to the Australian Institute of Administrative Law Conference on 23 July.

Read the speech at this link.

Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC addresses Australian Institute of Administrative Law conference

[1 Aug 2010]

The speech titled "The dog that regained its bark: a new era of administrative justice in the Australian states." was given by the Hon. Marilyn Warren A.C., Chief Justice to the Australian Institute of Administrative Law Conference on 23 July.

Read the speech at this link.