News & Events


22May

Hosted by the Student Engagement Committee and Indigenous Justice Committee of the Victorian Bar, this event gives students the opportunity to have their questions on the path to becoming a barrister and what barristers do answered by a live panel of members of the Victorian Bar.

21May

This panel will reflect on the inaugural diversity internship in 2023, which provided an invaluable opportunity for law students from diverse backgrounds to undertake a paid internship whilst being supervised by members of the Victorian Bar and the Judiciary. Meet our inaugural interns and hear about their experiences along with the judges who hosted them

Latest News & Events

18May
Event

All members of the Bar and Judiciary are warmly invited to the Dinner on Saturday, 18 May 2024, 7:00pm at the National Gallery of Victoria. The event is black tie and will feature guest speaker the Honourable Justice Robert Beech-Jones of the High Court of Australia.

20May
News

His Honour Magistrate Michael Gurvich
His Honour Magistrate Andrew Waters

A welcome sitting to mark the appointments of his Honour Magistrate Michael Gurvich and his Honour Magistrate Andrew Waters will be held in Courtroom 1, Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, 233 William Street Melbourne on:

Friday, 31 May 2024 at 9:00am

17May
In Brief

Last Friday evening, I had the pleasure of attending the NSW Bar & Bench Dinner. It was a lively event, and the speeches were excellent, especially that of the guest speaker, the Honourable Justice Beech-Jones of the High Court of Australia. For those of you attending the Victorian Bar Dinner tomorrow evening, you are in for a treat. I thank the President of the NSW Bar, Dr Ruth Higgins SC, and the NSW Bar Council for their hospitality.

17May
News

Bar Roll No. 708

A funeral will be held at St Joan of Arc, 118 New Street, Brighton on:

Friday, 7 June 2024 at 11:00am.

We extend our deepest sympathies to Ian's family and friends.

10May
In Brief

On Wednesday at lunchtime, I attended a ‘town hall’ style meeting conducted by the Strategic Plan Working Group in the Neil McPhee Room. It was interesting to participate in the conversation and hear from members about what the Bar’s focus should be over the next five years. On behalf of the Bar Council, I thank the Strategic Plan Working Group and all members who attended.

9May
News

The Attorney-General of Victoria has announced the appointments of seven Magistrates to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, including two members of the Victorian Bar:

Michael Gurvich

Andrew Waters

3May
In Brief

On Thursday evening, I was honoured to welcome the 47 March 2024 Readers who signed the Bar Roll at a Ceremony held in the Banco Court. On behalf of us all, I congratulated them on their decision to join our Bar and wished them well as they embark upon what I hope will be rewarding careers as independent members of counsel. I also thanked all those who have worked so tirelessly to deliver another successful Readers’ Course: our dedicated Education Team, in particular, Michelle James and Nikki Walker; our Readers’ Course Committee led by Anthony Strahan KC and Ben Ihle KC; and the members of our Bar and the judiciary who so generously give their time to instruct our readers. We are grateful to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for allowing the Bar to use the Banco Court.

2May
News

The Victorian Bar is proud to announce "Lawyers on Film," a panel discussion and Q&A session that will explore the intersection of law and cinema.

2May
News

Bar Roll No. 708

It is with deep regret that the Bar informs members of the death of Ian Hayden.

30Apr
News

Members of the Bar are invited to attend a “town hall” meeting and share with the Strategic Plan Working Group their thoughts and suggestions about the Victorian Bar Strategic Plan.