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Latest News & Events

24May
In Brief

A memorable Bar Dinner

My inbox has been full all week of rave reviews about the annual Bar Dinner held last Friday, tempered by a couple of “constructive suggestions” for next year—the opposite of the usual response to any major Bar event.

21May
News

A Special General Meeting of the Victorian Bar will be held at 5pm on Wednesday 12 June 2019, in the Neil McPhee Room, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, at which proposed amendments to the Constitution of the Victorian Bar will be put for the consideration of members.

17May
News

At the declaration of the poll following the Bar Council by-election on 15 May 2019, Dr Suzanne McNicol QC was declared elected in category A: Queen’s counsel, senior counsel or junior counsel of n

17May
News

BAR ROLL NO: 2852

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death of Leo La Fontaine. Leo passed away on Monday at the age of 82 years.

17May
In Brief

Election results

In the only election that anyone has been following this week, congratulations go to Dr Suzanne McNicol QC, who was elected by our members, from a Melbourne Cup size field, to fill a casual vacancy in the senior category on Bar Council.  The result was declared at our Bar Council meeting last night, after which Sue was warmly welcomed to her first meeting.

15May
News

Members are reminded that voting for the 2018-2019 Bar Council by-election closes at 5 pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

10May
In Brief

Proposed reforms to the Constitution of the Victorian bar

At a special meeting this week, Bar Council resolved to convene a Special General Meeting of the Victorian Bar at 5pm on Wednesday 12 June 2019 at which proposed amendments to the Constitution of the Victorian Bar will be put for the consideration of members.

7May
News

Nominations for the 2018-19 Bar Council by-election closed at 5pm on Monday 6 May 2019. 13 members of the Bar nominated for the vacancy in category A (Queen’s counsel, senior counsel or junior counsel who are of not less than 15 years’ standing).

3May
In Brief

Welcome to our newest 48 members!

Last night, the family and friends of our newest 48 members gathered to witness the March 2019 readers sign the Bar Roll in a ceremony held in the Banco Court.

2May
News

Nominations for the 2019 Bar Council by-election close on Monday 6 May 2019.

Nominations must reach the Honorary Secretary on or before 5pm, Monday 6 May 2019 at the Bar office, Level 5, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, or by email at denise.bennett@vicbar.com.au.

26Apr
In Brief

Call for Nominations - Bar Council By-Election

There is a vacancy on Bar Council due to the recent appointment of the Hon Justice Jacinta Forbes to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

On Monday, there will be a formal call for nominations from members in ‘Category A’, comprising silks or junior counsel of not less than fifteen years’ standing.

18Apr
In Brief

Four new judicial appointments

Congratulations to four of our members who were appointed to judicial office this week:

Jacinta Forbes QC was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court.

George Georgiou SC was appointed as a judge of the County Court.

Liz Brimer QC was appointed to the County Court.

Shiva Pillai was appointed to the Magistrates’ Court.