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Latest News & Events

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.

19Feb
News

Supreme Court of Victoria

The profession will extend a welcome for The Honourable Associate Justice Julian Hetyey at a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court on Thursday 27 February 2020 at 9:15am in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria

The profession will extend welcomes at ceremonial sittings of the Magistrates’ Court as follows:

  • Her Honour Magistrate Hayley Bate
    Tuesday 25 February at 9:00am
  • His Honour Magistrate Justin Foster
    Wednesday 26 February at 9:00am
  • His Honour Magistrate Michael Richards
    Thursday 5 March at 9:00am
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.

7Feb
In Brief

Justice in the regions

For many of us, the blocks around William Street are the centre of our work universe. This week, I’d like to share some news about activities in one of our regional centres.

Geelong is home to a thriving legal community with more than 300 solicitors in the Geelong Law Association and Walsh Chambers based in the city.

7Feb
News

Bar Roll No: 2638

We have been informed that retired Victorian Bar member John Wadsley passed away on 1 February 2020 at the age of 76 years.

Funeral service:
A ceremony to farewell John will be held at Wattle Park Chalet in Surry Hills on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at 2pm.

5Feb
News

Supreme Court of Victoria

A farewell sitting to mark the retirement of the Honourable Justice Kevin Bell AM as a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria will be held in the Banco Court, 210 William Street Melbourne on:

Thursday, 12 March at 5:00 pm

31Jan
In Brief

I’d like to welcome everyone back to work for the new decade. I’m very pleased to be able to start the new year with some good news, as a number of our colleagues were honoured in the Order of Australia awards.  I’m sure that you will join me in congratulating:

28Jan
News

Order of Australia

The Bar congratulates the following members of our Bar who received awards in the Order of Australia:

24Jan
In Brief

As the summer break draws to a close, we know that many of you have had a less than relaxing time over the past few weeks. Many of you have been working through the break with clients or helping with some of the work here at the Bar. I also know that some of you are CFA members or have volunteered in other ways, helping with firefighting and with relief efforts. Unfortunately, a number of our members have experienced the devasting impact of the fires, and just one of the stories that have been retold is this extraordinary account by Daniel Cash of helping to save a family property.