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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Swearing-in of Chief Justice John Pascoe to the Family Court of Australia and of Chief Judge Will Alstergren to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Speech by President of the Australian Bar Association Noel Hutley SC on the occasion of the swearing-in of Chief Justice John Pascoe to the Family Court of Australia and of Chief Judge Will Alstergren to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia on Friday 20 October 2017. Read speech

Farewell to the Honourable Diana Bryant AO

Speech by 2017 Australian Bar Association President Will Alstergren QC on the occasion of the retirement of the Honourable Diana Bryant AO as Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia on Friday 6 October 2017. Read speech

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