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25Nov
News

Bar Roll No: 1280

Retired Victorian Bar member Raymond Rosenberg passed away on 24 November 2019 at the age of 70 years.

Funeral service: Tuesday 26 November at 1pm.

Funeral to commence at Shtiebel at Melbourne Chevra Kadisha, 50 Browns Road Noble Park. Funeral will continue afterwards at Springvale Botanical Cemetery at 2pm. Enter via Police Road.

22Nov
In Brief

Launch of Pro Bono platform

This week the Bar launched our new Pro Bono platform, which can be used by all current practising members to access and manage pro bono requests from the Supreme Court, County Court and Coroner’s Court of Victoria, as well as managing and documenting personal pro bono briefs.

19Nov
News

Bar Roll No: 1087

Retired Victorian Bar member Peter Thomas Fox passed away on 17 November 2019 at the age of 74 years.

15Nov
News

At the Declaration of the Poll following the Bar Council election held on 13 November 2019 the following candidates, in order of seniority, were declared elected:-

15Nov
In Brief

Bar Council elections

The Bar Council election results were announced yesterday afternoon.

Bar Council has also appointed its officeholders and honorary secretary. The two Vice Presidents are Simon Marks QC and Sam Hay SC. The Treasurer is Stewart Maiden QC and Assistant Treasurer Gabi Crafti.  The Honorary Secretary is Kat Brazenor. Thank you to everyone who voted in the election.

15Nov
News
  • Ms Wendy Harris QC elected President
  • 5 new members appointed to 21 person Council

Commercial barrister Ms Wendy Harris QC has been elected President of the Victorian Bar, taking over from Dr Matt Collins AM QC who has completed a two-year term as President.

15Nov
News

Expressions of interest are sought from those members of the Bar who wish to remain on, or become a member of, one or more of the Bar committees. A copy of the role descriptions and responsibilities of each of the committees of the Bar Council is accessed here, selection criteria are here and the online form is here (you need to be logged in to access the link).

15Nov
News

Portraits of six eminent barristers have been added to the Victorian Bar's collection, including a 2013 painting by executed ‘Bali Nine’ drug trafficker Myuran Sukumaran of his barrister Julian McM

14Nov
News

The Victorian Bar Council (Bar Council) has considered the status of public defenders employed by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) on the Roll of Counsel, and in particular, whether the presence of public defenders on the Roll of Counsel is in breach of the Legal Profession Uniform Conduct (Barristers) Rules 2015 (the Conduct Rules), the Constitution of the Bar (the Constitution) or the Legal Profession Uniform Law (the Uniform Law).

8Nov
In Brief

It's been a privilege

After two unforgettable years, my time is up. This is my last In Brief. Next Friday, a new face will adorn this end-of-week institution.

It has been one of the great privileges of my professional life to serve as President of our remarkable Bar. As I step down, with effect from next Thursday, I have a greater appreciation—and love—for this place than when I started.