Speeches

The Australian Bar Association represents the interests of Australian barristers. On this page you will find speeches by the current and immediate past ABA Presidents. There may also be links to other speeches of interest to the profession.

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Welcome address to Australian Bar Association Biennial Conference Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court

Address by Lord Neuberger, President of the UK Supreme Court on Access to Justice at the 2017 ABA Conference in London and Dublin.. Read speech

Farewell to the Honourable Christopher Neil Jessup

Speech by 2017 Australian Bar Association President Will Alstergren QC on the occasion of the retirement of the Honourable Christopher Neil Jessup, Judge of the Federal Court of Australia.. Read speech

Launch of King and Wood Mallesons’ Equitable Briefing Policy

Address by Justice Chris Maxwell, President of Victorian Court of Appeal, at the Launch of King and Wood Mellsons' Equitable Briefing Policy . Read speech

Pro Bono Work at the Bar, Self represented litigants – Time for a different model

Speech by 2017 Australian Bar Association President Will Alstergren QC concerning access to justice.. Read speech

Ceremonial Sitting to mark the swearing in of the Honourable David O’Callaghan as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia

Address by Australian Bar Association President, Will Alstergren QC at the ceremonial sitting to mark the swearing in of the Honourable David O’Callaghan as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, 10 February 2017. . Read speech

Federal Court of Australia - 40th anniversary celebration

7 February 2017 Speech by the President of the Australian Bar Association, Will Alstergren QC on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia.. Read speech

2017 ABA Dinner for New Silks - President’s Opening Remarks Patrick O’Sullivan QC

Address by the 2016 ABA President, Patrick O'Sullivan QC, on the occasion of the 2017 ABA Dinner for New Silks at the High Court of Australia on 31 January 2017.. Read speech

Swearing-in of High Court Justice James Edelman

Ceremonial Sitting of the High Court of Australia to mark the swearing in of the Honourable James Joshua Edelman as a Justice of the High Court of Australia, 30 January 2017. Speech by Patrick O’Sullivan QC, President, Australian Bar Association . Read speech