The Children’s Court Bar Association comprises of members of Counsel who specialise in Children’s Law. Members of our Association appear regularly in the Family and Criminal Divisions of the Children’s Court, undertake appeal work arising out of this jurisdiction in both the County and Supreme Courts, and also appear in review hearings at VCAT and in matters involving the welfare of children in the Family and Federal Circuit Courts.
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
The purposes of the association are:
The Association's Objectives
The objectives of the association 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.