Association News


9Jun
News

Order of Australia

The Bar congratulates the following members of our Bar who received awards in the Order of Australia:

5Jun
News

In the fifth of the Victorian Bar’s “In Conversation” webinar series, Barrister and Bar Council member Emily Porter and the Honourable Justice Michelle Quigley QC, President of VCAT, discuss how the Tribunal has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, including how cases are triaged to ensure the proper administration of justice. Thanks to Nicholas Andreou, Barrister, for moderating questions.

5Jun
News

The new scheme allows for fast-track appointment of mediators and clear protocols about how mediations should be run

The Victorian Bar has launched a new Expedited Mediation Scheme with the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia to assist individuals and their lawyers find appropriate, nationally accredited mediators to help resolve their dispute out of court.

5Jun
News

Congratulations to Daye Gang, winner of the Barrister category in the 2020 Lawyer’s Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards.

In an interview with the Victorian Bar following her win, Daye expressed gratitude for the support she received from family and several remarkable mentors within the legal profession, especially during her time as a Judge’s Associate and Barrister at the Victorian Bar.

2Jun
News

The Governor in Council has made the following appointments:

Court of Appeal
The Honourable Justice Michael Sifris

SUPREME COURT
The Honourable Justice Jim Delany
Kathryn Stynes, who will commence as The Honourable Justice Stynes on 22 June 2020.

29May
News

During National Reconciliation Week (NRW) the Indigenous Justice Committee is holding a CPD on the immediate needs of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. Topics will include the use of community justice reports in court and recent decisions as to the effects of COVID-19 upon bail for Indigenous people. We are delighted that Magistrate Falla will Chair the CPD and give an acknowledgment of Country. We welcome all members of the Bar to join us at this CPD. Click here to register.

28May
News

The Victorian Bar hosted four Law Week 2020 events last week - each was recorded so they could be made available to members on-demand.

One of the presentations is Zooming in on the Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery, which is a virtual tour of the Victorian Bar’s Peter O'Callaghan QC Gallery, chaired by Peter Jopling AM QC and presented by Campbell F Thomson, Siobhan Ryan and Daniel Kinsey from the Victorian Bar’s Art & Collections Committee. Thanks to the presenters for sharing their passion for art and the stories behind the beautiful portraits.

27May
News

The Victorian Bar hosted four events during Law Week 2020 - each was recorded so they could be made available to members on-demand.

One of the presentations is Must Love Coffee (and Know How to Zoom): The Privileges, Perils and Percolations of Life as a Victorian Barrister in the Age of COVID-19 which is a candid panel discussion featuring eminent, dynamic (and technologically adept!) barristers sharing how they survive and thrive in their lives at the Bar during COVID-19. Thanks to the Victorian Bar’s Equality & Diversity Committee for sharing their experiences and insights.

27May
News

The Victorian Bar hosted four Law Week 2020 events last week - each was recorded so they could be made available to members on-demand.

One of the presentations is A Legal Zoom in St Kilda Cemetery is a virtual tour of famous legal individuals who are now interred in St Kilda Cemetery, brought to you by The Friends of St Kilda Cemetery, moderated by Robert Heath QC and presented by fellow members of the Victorian Bar. Thanks to the presenters for this fascinating foray into our history and the Bar’s colourful characters.

22May
News

The Chief Judge of the County Court, the Honourable Peter Kidd, was “In Conversation” with Barrister and Bar Council Member Elizabeth Ruddle on Wednesday, in the fourth of VicBar’s series of webinars featuring the judiciary discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the courts with VicBar members. Questions moderated by Daniel Nguyen included: