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Latest News & Events

17Jul
News

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has appointed Simon Guthrie, Maria (Mia) Stylianou and Sharon Lea McRae as Magistrates. The appointments were made on Tuesday 26 June 2018.

13Jul
In Brief

In Brief Holiday Edition

Over the next three weeks, I will be devoting most of my weekly message in In Brief to updating members on some of the signature projects currently being undertaken by the Bar Council. One of the great privileges of being President is the first-hand exposure I get to the dedication, dynamism and creativity of the members of Bar Council, the members of our many Associations and Committees, and the staff who work in the Bar Office.

So far, 2018 has been a busy year, with members of the Bar Council contributing in myriad ways through involvement in various working groups as well as the ordinary business of the Council. In all of our projects, we are guided by the vision in our Strategic Plan for the Victorian Bar: “independence, excellence, leadership, growth”. I do not see the pace letting up over the balance of the year.

10Jul
News

Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council today appointed The Honourable Justice Terence Michael Forrest a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

10Jul
News

Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council today appointed The Honourable Justice Karin Leigh Emerton a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

10Jul
News

Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has today appointed Lesley Ann Taylor QC a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The Profession will extend a Welcome at a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne on:

Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 9:15 am

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend, robed (wigs are not worn in the Supreme Court).

10Jul
News

Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has today appointed Steven James Moore QC a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The Profession will extend a Welcome at a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne on:

Thursday 26 July 2018 at 9:15 am

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend, robed (wigs are not worn in the Supreme Court).

10Jul
News

Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has today appointed Andrew James Tinney SC a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria effective 16 July 2018.

The Profession will extend a Welcome at a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne on:

Tuesday 31 July 2018 at 9:15 am

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend, robed (wigs are not worn in the Supreme Court).

6Jul
In Brief

In Brief

In light of the important news detailed below, the Holiday Edition of In Brief detailing work on the Bar Council’s current signature programs will be held over until next week.

3Jul
News

The latest news from the Victoria Law Foundation can be read here

29Jun
News

The Victorian Bar welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of Commonwealth agencies’ targets for briefing women barristers from 1 July 2018. 

29Jun
In Brief

Tour of Government House

Indigenous barristers and solicitors, law students and their mentors were treated to an exclusive tour of Government House this week, including the State Apartments and the artworks. There was special emphasis on the contemporary use of the House and the role of the Governor.

28Jun
News

Magistrates' Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has appointed Simon Guthrie, Maria (Mia) Stylianou and Sharon Lea McRae as Magistrates. The appointments were made on Tuesday 26 June 2018.