Members of the Bar's committees contribute enormously to the activity of the Bar in such diverse areas as overseeing education programs, running student outreach programs, instigating member well being initiatives and the administration of the pro bono volunteer program.
It is through the Bar's committees that a great deal of the work of the Bar as a representative professional institution is undertaken. The selfless contribution of time and effort given by members to this work is a donation of great value to the Bar and to the wider community.
It is an objective of the Bar Council to ensure that committee membership reflects, as far as possible, the general composition of the Bar. All active members are invited to become committee members and experience is not a prerequisite, since the Bar Council is keen to involve new people in the Committees.
Barristers who have not previously served on committees are therefore particularly encouraged to express their interest in joining, and an invitation to participate is extended to members for the commencement of each Council year.
Bar committees are grouped into the following categories: