Crown Prosecutors and Public Defenders both have an important role to play to ensure that both sides in a Court action are fairly heard.
Crown Prosecutors and Public Defenders are specialist advocates (barristers) and generally members of the Victorian Bar. Crown Prosecutors are appointed to the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions to prosecute offenders on behalf of the Crown, and Public Defenders are employed by Victoria Legal Aid to defend offenders. They neither conduct private practices nor accept private briefs.
The members of the Bar in these categories are listed below: