In Conversation Series


The Victorian Bar: In Conversation with leaders in the profession.

The In Conversation series is a new initiative of the Victorian Bar, that brings together members of the Bar, judiciary, legal and professional leaders, to discuss topical issues and trends that affect the operation of and access to the justice system.

In Conversation Videos

In Conversation about the Victorian Commercial Arbitration Scheme – launch event

In this webinar launching VCAS, Barrister Adam Rollnik is “In Conversation” with Professor the Honourable Clyde Croft AM SC, VCAS’s Patron, Her Honour Judge Elizabeth Brimer, Judge of the County Court of Victoria, and Professor Bryan Horrigan, Dean of Monash Law.

This distinguished panel discusses where arbitration sits within available dispute resolution options, the benefit for clients of a fixed-time, capped-fee scheme, and the opportunities for legal professionals to upskill into the arbitration field.

 

In Conversation with Her Honour Judge Amanda Chambers, President of the Children's Court of Victoria, and Melissa Stead, President of the Children's Court Bar Association

This webinar explores how coronavirus is impacting the Court’s operations. Thanks to Daniel Nguyen, Barrister, for moderating questions.

 

In Conversation with the Honourable Judge Lisa Hannan, Chief Magistrate of Victoria, and Daniel Gurvich QC, Chair of the Criminal Bar Association

This webinar explores how coronavirus is impacting the Court’s operations, including the relisting of 60,000 cases. Thanks to Daniel Nguyen, Barrister, for moderating questions.

 

In Conversation with the Honourable Justice Michelle Quigley, President of VCAT, and Emily Porter, Bar Councillor

This webinar explores how VCAT has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, including how cases are triaged to ensure the proper administration of justice. Thanks to Nicholas Andreou, Barrister, for moderating questions.

 

In Conversation with the Honourable Peter Kidd, Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria, and Elizabeth Ruddle, Bar Councillor

This webinar explores how coronavirus is impacting the Court’s operations and addressed interesting questions, such as “Why are virtual jury trials unfeasible?". Thanks to Daniel Nguyen, Barrister, for moderating questions.

 

In Conversation with His Honour James Allsop, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, and Wendy Harris QC, President of the Victorian Bar

This webinar explores how coronavirus is impacting the Court’s operations. Thanks to Darren Ferrari, Barrister, for moderating questions.

 

In Conversation with the Honourable Anne Ferguson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, and Wendy Harris QC, President of the Victorian Bar

This webinar explores how coronavirus is impacting the Court’s operations. Thanks to Ben Petrie, Barrister, for moderating questions.

 

In Conversation with the Honourable Chief Justice William Alstergren, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and Geoffrey Dickson QC, Chair of the Family Law Bar Association

This webinar explores how coronavirus has affected the courts, barristers, solicitors and litigants. This discussion takes the audience on a journey from the beginnings of the pandemic and the Courts’ first response, to how they are now operating. Thanks to Anna Parker, Barrister, for moderating questions.