In August, we welcomed 35 Readers to the Victorian Bar’s Readers’ Course. Our education team and the Bar Readers’ Course Committee worked hard to produce a course that is the first in Australia to be delivered entirely online, and offered during COVID. We’re particularly pleased to have been able to extend our Course to two Readers who will eventually sign the South Australian Bar Roll.
Our new cohort of Readers reflects a diversity of experience and backgrounds – several have occupied senior roles in local and international government agencies, and the group includes graduates from universities across Australia and around the world, including Cambridge, Columbia and Edinburgh. With fluency in Bosnian, Croatian, Farsi, French, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish and Tagalog, our new Readers will also bring rich cultural diversity to the Bar.
We very much look forward to the next eight weeks culminating in their signing of the Bar Roll on 22 October 2020.