Australia Bar Associations
Australia Bar Associations
- Australian Bar Association, North Quay Brisbane
Level 5 Inns of Court, North Quay Brisbane,
The Association provides a common voice for members of the Independent Referral Bars from throughout Australia. Since its establishment, the Association has strived to engender in its members a sense of pride to practise as a member of a profession that is proud of its independence, confident of the service it provides and aspiring to continual improvement in the skills and art that assist in the administration of justice and the maintenance of the rule of law.
- Australian Capital Territory Bar Association, Canberra
To promote the administration of justice; To promote, maintain and improve the interests and standards of local practising barristers; To make recommendations with respect to legislation, rules of the court and the business and procedure of the courts; To seek to ensure that the benefits of the administration of justice are reasonably and equally available to all members of the community; To arrange and promote Continuing Professional Development; To promote fair and honourable practice amongst barristers, To discourage and prevent malpractice and professional misconduct; To encourage professional, educational, cultural and social relations amongst members.CLE
- Criminal Bar Association of Victoria, Victoria
The Criminal Bar Association is the peak body for barristers in Victoria practicing in the criminal law Its members comprise almost 1/4 of all barristers practicing in Victoria and it counts almost 1/3 of Victoria's Judicary among its Honorary Members. The Association represents criminal barristers who princpally prosecute, those who princpally defend and those who have a mixed practice.
- International Council of Advocates and Barristers, Brisbane
To represent the legal profession at the national level, to speak on behalf of its constituent bodies on national issues affecting the legal profession; and To promote the administration of justice, access to justice and general improvement of the law. The Law Council of Australia advises governments, courts and other federal agencies on ways in which the law and the justice system can be improved for the benefit of the community. Through its specialist sections, standing and ad-hoc committees, the Law Council provides interest groups and professional development opportunities for lawyers across a variety of specialised areas of law.
- Law Council of Australia, Canberra
To represent the legal profession at the national level, to speak on behalf of its constituent bodies on national issues affecting the legal profession; and To promote the administration of justice, access to justice and general improvement of the law. The Law Council of Australia advises governments, courts and other federal agencies on ways in which the law and the justice system can be improved for the benefit of the community.
- Law Society of New South Wales, Sydney
In 1842 the Governor of New South Wales, Sir George Gipps stood before the Legislative Council and accused the colony’s solicitors of "causing delays in the administration of justice, increasing expense in legal proceedings and claiming excessive remuneration for services". Unwilling to accept such criticism, six solicitors immediately formed the Sydney Law Library Society under the leadership of James Norton and replied to the Governor in a letter to the Sydney newspapers.CLE
- Law Society of Western Australia, Perth
The Law Society of Western Australia is a voluntary association of Lawyers who come together to assist one another in the practice of law, to assist the community by advocating for justice, providing education about the law and facilitating access to legal services.
- Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne
MLAANZ is an association of more than 500 members mainly but not exclusively from Australia and New Zealand, including lawyers and judges, academics, and representatives of major exporters, shipping companies, port operators, ship, cargo and liability insurers and other members of the maritime and insurance community. Members participate in a forum established for the discussion and consideration of problems affecting maritime law, its administration and reform. Our major objective is to support domestic and international institutions in their efforts to bring about the unification of maritime and commercial law, maritime customs, usages and practices, and a greater harmony in the shipping laws, regulations and practices of different nations.
- New South Wales Bar Association, Sydney
To promote, maintain and improve the interests and standards of local practising barristers; To make recommendations with respect to legislation, law reform, rules of court and the business and procedure of courts; To seek to ensure that the benefits of the administration of justice are reasonably and equally available to all members of the community; To arrange and promote continuing professional development; To promote fair and honourable practice amongst barristers; to suppress, discourage and prevent malpractice and professional misconduct; To inquire into questions as to professional conduct and etiquette of barristers; To confer and cooperate with bodies in Australia or elsewhere representing the profession of the law; To encourage professional, educational, cultural and social relations amongst the members of the Bar Association; and To make donations to charities and such other objects in the public interest as determined from time to time by the Bar Council.
- Queensland Bar Association, Queensland
Barristers are lawyers who provide specialist services as advocates before Courts and Tribunals. They are also consultant legal advisers.The Bar has a long history and barristers have always played a vital role in the administration of justice and in the functioning of the legal profession in Queensland and elsewhere. When they are admitted to practice, barristers are sworn in as 'Officers of the Court'. As such they are integral to Australia's three part system of government comprising the legislative, executive and judicial branches. Barristers, through their oath to the Court, are bound to play a fundamental role in maintaining the rule of law.
- South Australian Bar Association, Adelaide
The South Australian Bar Association is an association of independent barristers based in South Australia providing legal representation and assistance to the community.
- Tasmanian Independent Bar Association, Hobart
The Tasmanian Bar is an independent referral bar. It is a constituent member of the Australian Bar Association formally admitted as a constituent member of that body on 18 August 1996. The Tasmanian Bar is an association of independent barristers based in Tasmania providing legal representation and assistance to the community. Each member of the Bar has elected under the Legal Profession Act 1993 to practice exclusively as a barrister. The Tasmanian Independent Bar is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1984 as the Tasmanian Independent Bar Inc. and is recognised by the Tasmanian Government as a professional association.
- Victorian Bar Association, Melbourne
To promote, foster and develop within the executive and legislative arms of the Government of Victoria and within the general community, an understanding and appreciation that a strong and independent Bar is indispensable to the rule of law and to the continuation of a democratic society; To achieve better public understanding and appreciation of the role of the Victorian Bar and its members in the administration of justice; To promote, maintain and improve the quality of the Victorian Bar; To seek to ensure that access to the courts is open to all members of the community; To arrange training for readers in the skills and practices of advocates and to arrange and promote continuing legal education; To arrange training and instruction in mediation and other methods of alternative dispute resolution and to maintain a system of accreditation for practitioners who provide alternative dispute settling services;
- Western Australian Bar Association, Perth
The WABA is committed to developing a referral bar that reflects the diversity of the legal profession and the wider community. The WABA recognizes that a key to promoting diversity is to ensure equality in opportunity. The Bar Council has formed a permanent Equal Opportunity Sub-committee which meets on a regular basis. That Equal Opportunity Sub-committee provides assistance to the Bar Council on any equality or discrimination matter, and is able to assist individual chambers or members in respect to any issues or queries that may arise in this area by considering the issues and making recommendations to Bar Council.