Bar Readers’ Course

Applications for the 2019 Course have closed. We welcome our new Readers to the Association.  Inquiries are open for the 2020 Course and can be made following the information on the Bar Readers’ Course page.

Advanced Trial Advocacy Course

The ABA is pleased to invite you to the thirteenth Advanced Trial Advocacy Intensive, Excellence in Advocacy, to be held between 21 and 25 January 2019 Melbourne, Australia. Further details available HERE IMPORTANT DATES  Applications Close 19 November 2018 (Please contact Ian Robertson SC for further details) Course 21 – 25 January 2019   

Appointment of Senior Counsel

25 October, 2018 APPOINTMENT OF SENIOR COUNSEL The Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia, has today on behalf of the Judges of the Supreme Court announced the appointment of five new Senior Counsel. Senior Counsel hold important leadership positions in the legal profession.  Criteria for selection include legal learning, experience and skill in advocacy,…

Bar Readers’ Course

**UPDATE** Enquiries are now open for the 2019 Course and can be made following the information on the Bar Readers’ Course page. ———— An Information night for persons interested in joining the independent referral Bar in South Australia and undertaking the Bar Readers’ Course will be held at Murray Chambers (12 Coglin Street, Adelaide) on…

Gender Equity at the Bar

The first  actions adopted by the Bar Council on 10 September 2014 on the recommendation of the Women at the Bar sub-committee, were the introduction of an Unconscious Bias CPD Program, and the provision of a Silk’s Commitment to engage with the leaders of the Bar to commit to actively advancing equality and diversity at the Bar. This is a completely voluntary undertaking. The Silks’ Commitment A pledge…