The Common Law Bar Association was formed to promote and safeguard common law rights from undue or ill-considered interference by legislation.
The Common Law Bar Association (CLBA) was formed in 1990.
It comprises members of the Victorian Bar who practise in common law matters.
The CLBA was formed to promote and safeguard common law rights from undue or ill-considered interference by legislation.
It promotes and encourages discussion between members on common law matters of mutual interest, particularly of course, common law cases from gestation to hearing.
One of the CLBA’s major activities is to arrange seminars and provide presenters as part of the Victorian Bar’s ongoing CPD Program. It also disseminates regular summaries of recent Court Decisions to members via email.
Its membership is not confined to those who act professionally for injured persons, nor to those who act on behalf of Insurers, Government instrumentalities or those in authority. Rather, it encourages all to participate in its activities and discussions.
The Executive consists of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and eight or so Committee members who meet from time to time to consider issues as they arise.
Junior members of the Bar who wish to practise in the common law area are particularly encouraged to join the CLBA.
The CLBA publishes an Annual Report.
Social activities include an Annual Dinner and drinks functions from time to time.
As at February 2017, the CLBA had 293 practising members.