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30Nov
News

Family Court of Australia

The Governor-General in Council on 27 September 2018 appointed the Honourable Deputy Chief Justice Edvard William Alstergren Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, a concurrent Commission with His Honour’s ongoing Commission as Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia; and appointed the Honourable Robert Bruce McClelland Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia – each effective 10 December 2018.

30Nov
News

Magistrates' Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council appointed as Magistrates Jacqueline Annette Billings and Randall Joshua Kune on 11 September 2018. Their Honours were sworn-in by the Chief Justice on 24 September 2018.

29Nov
News

The Victorian Bar welcomes the appointment of 25 of its members as Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, the Honourable Anne Ferguson.

29Nov
News

The Victorian Bar today welcomed the appointment of 25 new Senior Counsel by the Honourable Chief Justice Anne Ferguson

23Nov
In Brief

Bar rejects “judging the judges” proposal

The Victorian Bar acted to defend the judicial officers of the State this week when the opposition announced a policy that, if implemented, would lead to the publication of statistics about the average sentence delivered per judicial officer for different offences, the number of sitting days per judicial officer, the delay per judgment per judicial officer, and other statistics supposedly aimed at measuring productivity and adherence to community standards in relation to sentencing.

20Nov
News

Please see the ABA media release in the attachment below:

19Nov
News

The Victorian Bar believes that the State Opposition’s pledge, if elected, to publish data about the sentences delivered by, and the productivity of, Victorian judges and magistrates is simplistic and apt to mislead.

19Nov
News

The Victorian Bar welcomes the election of former Victorian Bar President Jennifer Batrouney QC as President of the Australian Bar Association for the 2018-2019 year. 

16Nov
In Brief

Bar Council election results

The results of the Bar Council election were received by the outgoing Bar Council at 1pm yesterday, following which the newly elected Bar Council met for the first time and elected office-holders for the coming year.

15Nov
News

At the Declaration of the Poll following the Bar Council election held on 15 November 2018 the following candidates, in order of seniority, were declared elected:-