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Victoria Legal Aid supports a National Disability Insurance Scheme

[26 Mar 2012]

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) has signed on as a supporter of a National Disability Insurance Scheme, which would make it easier for people with a disability to access essential care and support services.

Managing Director Bevan Warner said that as an organisation with a history of standing up for people who are disadvantaged, VLA saw great value in the initiative.

Media release below.

Law Week Mock Trial

[23 Mar 2012]

Presented by the Law Institute of Victoria and the Victorian Bar.

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a trial and what roles all the different people play?

Find out at this mock criminal trial presented by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) and the Victorian Bar. The trial will demystify the judicial process and give you an insight into how a criminal trial works.

In the grand surrounds of the Banco Court, watch barristers, solicitors and the judiciary play out the drama of this fictional drug possession case. The defendant, Evelyn Cannon, has been charged with possession of cocaine. Will she be found guilty or innocent?

Date: Thursday 17 May 2012

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Where: Banco Court, Supreme Court of Victoria, 201 William Street, Melbourne

This event is free but bookings are essential. Full details are available on the Victoria Law Foundation website.

  LINK | VLF Website

Welcome - The Honourable Justice Iain Ross AO

[19 Mar 2012]

The legal profession will extend a welcome to The Honourable Justice Iain Ross, AO upon his appointment as President of Fair Work Australia and a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia in Court 1, Level 6 of Fair Work Australia, 11 Exhibition Street, Melbourne on Friday 23 March 2012 at 9.30am.

Counsel able to do so are encouraged to attend. There is no robing in Fair Work Australia.

Welcome - The Honourable Justice Kate McMillan

[15 Mar 2012]

The welcome ceremony for The Honourable Justice Kate McMillan, held on Wednesday 14 March 2012  is available by podcast via the Supreme Court website.

New appointment to the Supreme Court

[6 Mar 2012]

Attorney-General Robert Clark today announced the appointment of Kate McMillan SC as a judge of the Supreme Court, following Justice Robert Osborn’s appointment to the Court of Appeal.

Appointment - Kate McMillan SC

[6 Mar 2012]

The Governor in Council has today appointed Kate McMillan SC a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The legal profession will extend a welcome to Her Honour in the Banco Court on Wednesday 14 March 2012 at 9:15am.

All Counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend, robed (including wigs).