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26Sep
News

Australia’s association with the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) and the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH) dates back to the mid-1960s when the founder of those organisations, Adnan Buyung Nasution, worked in the Victorian court system before returning to Indonesia to become a leading human rights and pro-democracy campaigner. Since then, under the auspices of the Victorian Bar and the International Commission of Jurists Victoria (ICJV), five other LBH-YLBHI human rights lawyers have participated in an educational exchange program designed to enhance an understanding of the Rule of Law and provide advocacy training.

22Sep
News

This week's issue of 'In Brief' is now available and can be downloaded here

19Sep
News

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has today appointed Frances Margaret Medina and Rodney Andrew Higgins as Magistrates.

14Sep
News

Read the latest news from the Law Council of Australia in the fortnightly Law Council Update.

13Sep
News

The latest edition of the Victoria Legal Aid Brief can be read here.

12Sep
News

BAR ROLL NO: 3960

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death last Friday 8 September 2017 of Lachlan James McConchie. Lachlan was 62 (born 18 February 1955).

11Sep
News

Issue 34 of the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner RPA News, is available to read here.  

7Sep
News

Female barristers had only six per cent of speaking roles in Civil Appeal hearings in the Court of Appeal in 2016/17, according to statistics released by the Victorian Supreme Court. Of barristers who appeared in hearings as juniors during this period less than 15 per cent were women. This is far below the proportion of women at the bar which is presently 29 per cent. 

5Sep
News

BAR ROLL NO: 897

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death yesterday afternoon of Noel Jeffrey Ackman QC. Noel was 71 (born 3 January 1946).

29Aug
News

The President of the Victorian Bar Jennifer Batrouney QC today expressed deep concern about the recent comments of Federal Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Peter Dutton MP.

28Aug
News

BAR ROLL NO: 4013

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death last Monday 21 August 2017 of Jillian Christine Fischer. Jill died just a few days before her 71st birthday (born 25 August 1946).

25Aug
News

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death on Thursday 24 August 2017 of His Honour Francis Bannatyne Lewis, retired Judge of the County Court of Victoria. His Honour’s Funeral Service is on Tuesday 29 August 2017 at 2:30 pm at St James’ Old Cathedral, corner King and Batman Streets, West Melbourne.