Opening of the Legal Year 2018

29Jan2018

Details for the observances and events for the Opening of the Legal Year 

Monday 15 January 2018 in Geelong

Ecumenical Service at St. Mary’s of the Angels, 150 Yarra Street, Geelong 8:30 am; followed by a ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court at the Geelong Law Courts (1 Railway Terrace) at 10:00 am with morning tea to follow at 10:30 am. Click here for more information. 

Judges and Counsel robe (without wigs) for both the Service and the Ceremonial Sitting.

 

Monday 29 January 2018 in Melbourne

Ecumenical Service

St. Paul’s Cathedral Opening of the Legal Year Ecumenical Choral Morning Prayer at 10:30 am – procession assembles at 10:10 am; followed by light refreshments.                                         

RSVP 22 January 2018 to rsvp@vicbar.com.au

Judges and Counsel robe and medals are worn.
 

Red Mass

St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral at 9 am – procession assembles 8:45 am; followed by morning tea with His Grace Archbishop Hart.

RSVP 15 January for catering. Click here for more information.

Judges and Counsel robe and medals are worn.
 

Eastern Orthodox Service

St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church at 9 am – procession assembles 8:45 am; followed by morning tea with Their Graces Bishop Ezekiel and Bishop Iakovos. Full details here.

Judges and Counsel robe and medals are worn.
 

Synagogue Service

The East Melbourne Synagogue (The East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation), 488 Albert Street, East Melbourne at 9 am – procession assembles 8:45 am; followed by morning tea.

Judges and Counsel robe and medals are worn.

 

Monday 5 February 2018 in Melbourne

International Commission of Jurists Community Opening

Waldron Hall, County Court of Victoria at 9 am for a 9:30 am start and 10:30 am morning tea.

RSVP 31 January 2018. Full details here: https://www.trybooking.com/TGYO

Robes are not worn.
 

Wednesday 7 February 2018 in Melbourne

Victoria Law Foundation Legal Laneway Breakfast

Corner Hardware Lane and Little Bourke St at 8 am. Bookings ESSENTIAL:

https://www.victorialawfoundation.org.au/events/legal-laneway-breakfast-2018

 

Counsel are encouraged to support these observances and events