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Latest News & Events

28Feb
In Brief

Welcoming our new Readers

I’m sure that many of you can remember back to your first few weeks at the Bar, immersed in the Readers’ Course and excited to begin your new career. Next week we will have 48 Readers hovering around Level 1 Owen Dixon East. A smile and a warm welcome could cement a friendship that will carry them, and you, through a lifetime, and will certainly help to make them feel at home in our college.

27Feb
News

County Court

The profession will extend a welcome for Her Honour Judge Fran Dalziel at a ceremonial sitting of the County Court on Thursday 5 March 2020 at 9:15am in Court 3-3 of the County Court of Victoria.

 

Magistrates’ Court

The profession will extend a welcome for His Honour Magistrate Michael Richards at a ceremonial sitting of the Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 5 March 2020 at 9:00am in Court 1 of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

Details of the welcome ceremonies for Her Honour Magistrate Elizabeth Langdon and Her Honour Magistrate Kristen Rose will be made available when they are known.

27Feb
News

Bar Roll No: 4684

It is with deep regret that we inform members of the passing of James Westmore, who died yesterday morning of injuries sustained in a traffic accident on 8 February 2020. James was 34 years of age.

27Feb
News

Bar Roll No: 1891

Former member of the Victorian Bar, Eugene Trahair passed away on 22 February 2020 at the age of 72.

Funeral service:
Eugene’s funeral service will be held on 28 February 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Church, 345 Burwood Road, Hawthorn at 10:00am

25Feb
News

Bar Roll No: 2025

Retired Victorian Bar member Michael Gros passed away on 17 February 2020 in the Philippines, at the age of 66 years.

Michael was admitted to practise law in 1984. He came to the Bar in 1985 and read with David Perkins.

Michael’s memorial service was held on 23 February 2020.

25Feb
News

Bar Roll No: 666

Retired Victorian Bar member John Monahan passed away on 20 February 2020 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral service:

A funeral mass to celebrate the life of John Monahan will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 13 Fernhill Road, Sandringham on Friday 28 February 2020 commencing at 10am.

Rosary will be recited in the above church on Thursday 27 February 2020 commencing at 7pm.

25Feb
News

County Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has today appointed Frances Dalziel QC as a judge of the County Court of Victoria, commencing on 28 February 2020.

Details of the welcome ceremony will be announced when they are known.

21Feb
In Brief

New tools to grow your practice

Technology has come a long way in the law.  I was reminded of this when I read an article from Bar News in 2000 in which the Millennial-year Chairman of the Bar addressed “those of you who use the internet …” and encouraged our members to take up a broadband offer: “the effect is that e-mail comes to you, rather than you dialling in to your Internet Service Provider to collect it”.

19Feb
News

Magistrates' Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has appointed Kristen Rose as a Magistrate of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

17Feb
News

The ABA has published speeches from the 2020 Silks Dinner:

14Feb
In Brief

Helping lawyers swim between the flags

From regulatory approaches, through ethical pressures, to harassment in the profession and helping the lawyers face the competitive and perfectionist pressures we’re under: the LIV’s “State of the Profession: Essential Briefing 2020” brought together members from across the legal sector to raise and debate the macro issues affecting the profession, allowing us the opportunity stop, reflect and consider what our focus should be in 2020.

13Feb
News

Supreme Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has appointed the Honourable Associate Justice Julian Hetyey as an associate judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The profession will extend a welcome to Associate Justice Hetyey in the Banco Court, Supreme Court of Victoria, on Thursday 27 February 2020 at 9:15am.