Community Engagement

Our members give countless hours of their time acting pro bono, nurturing and inspiring young minds, promoting Human Rights, and taking a leading role in law reform and policy review to ensure a better and fairer legal system.

The Victorian Bar supports an enormous number of community initiatives and encourages members to take an active role in the many groups and committees working at the Bar to promote social justice, to share their expertise and skills to assist the disadvantaged and to smooth the path for young people aspiring to a career in the law.



Pro Bono
The Bar's commitment to Pro Bono is a demonstration of our members' deeply held belief in the importance of equal access to jus...
Duty Barrister Scheme
Duty Barristers appear in Victorian courts on a voluntary basis to provide pro bono assistance to unrepresented litigants....
Student Engagement
Information for students and teachers on life as a barrister and the pathways to becoming a barrister
Social Justice
Members of the Bar engage in a wide range of activities which aim to ensure that access to the courts is open to all members of...
Equality Diversity at Bar
The Victorian Bar is committed to promoting equality and diversity in the legal profession. Such an approach is consistent with...
Victorian Bar Foundation
The Victorian Bar Foundation was established to progress the interests of justice in Victoria and further legal education and t...
About the Victorian Bar

The Health & Wellbeing Committee’s primary goal is to promote the good health and well being of barristers.