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The Criminal Bar Association condemns the posting of homophobic and transphobic materials in the lifts at Owen Dixon Chambers. The joint statement from the Women Barristers Association, the Criminal Bar Association and the Commercial Bar Association is attached.
In-person hearings at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court are being moved online today due to a fault with the air-conditioning system. While there is no immediate risk to safety, the building will be closed from 11am, as adequate ventilation is essential to ensure the health and safety of court users, judicial officers and staff. Where possible, ...
The attached update on criminal jury trials at the County Court has been provided by Chief Judge Kidd.
The swearing in and welcome ceremony for his Honour Judge Simon Moglia will be held at the Melbourne County Court at 9.15am on Thursday 25 August 2022.
Reminder that the CBA is holding its annual dinner on Friday 26 August 2022 at 6pm. If you would like to register for a ticket, you can do so here. If you are unsure as to your ticket status, or have any other queries, please email Felicity Fox. Details about the dinner can be found here. Registration (and regrets) ...
21 Jun 2022
The way the courts respond to the issues created by the Covid-19 pandemic continue to be a major focus of the work done by the CBA committee. Members of the committee regularly meet with representatives from the court to discuss how to deal with the backlog. The pressures placed on barristers practising in criminal law ...
The swearing in and welcome ceremony for his Honour Judge Rozen will be held at 9.15am on Thursday 23 June 2022. The ceremony will take place in Ceremonial Court 3.3 on Level 3 of the County Court and will be followed by morning tea. All barristers proposing to attend in person will be able to ...
A farewell ceremony to mark the retirement of the Honourable Justice Maxwell AC, President of the Court of Appeal, will be held at 4.30pm on Wednesday 22 June 2022. The ceremony will limit attendance to speakers and invited guests only due to distancing / capacity considerations. The ceremony will be live-streamed and available to watch ...
21 Apr 2022
Welcome Ceremony at 9.15am on Thursday 28 April 2022 at Court 3.3. The swearing in and welcome ceremony for his Honour Judge Bayles will be held in Ceremonial Court 3.3 at the County Court at 9.15am on Thursday 28 April 2022. If you would like to attend the ceremony in-person, you will be required to ...
21 Apr 2022
The Criminal Bar Association is pleased to announce the launch of the CBA website. The aim of the website is to provide an easy resource for practitioners to assist them in their practice. Whether it be checking the latest court protocols surrounding COVID, finding out the most exciting CPDs and other research tools, or just ...