From the President

A message from 2019 President, Victorian Bar, Wendy Harris QC

The Victorian Bar is an irreplaceable part of our system of justice. In my term as President I hope to reflect the values that have defined the Victorian Bar ā€“ our independence, excellence and leadership. I will also strongly advocate for and explain the value that the Victorian Bar brings to the legal and justice system, to the clients we serve and the communities in which we live.

We have a proud history as an independent college of specialist advocates. But we also know that our clients are looking to us for skills beyond those demonstrated in the courtroom ā€“ for strategic advice, for commercial nous, and for assistance in accessing and gaining justice. We can only do that if we remain relevant to and representative of our clients, and Iā€™m proud that our profession is accessible and committed to the principles and practice of equality and diversity. The world, and the legal profession, is changing rapidly and we face many professional and personal challenges. My role is to support a healthy, growing and thriving Victorian Bar.


Wendy Harris QC

President, Victorian Bar