A message from 2019 President, Victorian Bar, Dr Matt Collins QC
In my term as President, I hope to reflect the values that make the Victorian Bar an irreplaceable part of our system of justice, and to advocate for those values as widely as I can in the interests of members and their practices.
As an independent college of specialist advocates, we should be proud of our history, but at the same time modern, accessible and committed to principles of equality and diversity. By adhering to the core values that have always defined the Victorian Bar—particularly, independence, excellence and leadership—and by strong and authoritative advocacy of those values in the profession and the community, we can be optimistic that our branch of the profession will continue to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Dr Matt Collins QC
President, Victorian Bar