The Children's Court Bar Association looks particularly at matters related to the Family Division of the Children's Court.
The Children’s Court Bar Association was formed in 2000. It currently has a membership of over 70 barristers who have either exclusive or a significant area of practice in the Family and/or Criminal Divisions of the Children’s Court of Victoria and in the higher Courts on appeal from the Children’s Court.
Purposes and objectives
The Association’s Purposes include:
The Association’s Objectives include:
A barrister is generally briefed to appear for parents and children at contested hearings in the Children’s Court jurisdiction by a solicitor. Victoria Legal Aid appoints panels of solicitors to undertake this task and a number of them are available at the court on a daily basis. For more information contact Victoria Legal Aid, 350 Queen Street Melbourne 3000 or the Children’s Court of Victoria, 477 Lt Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.