State Library of Victoria and fully live-streamed


In the first gathering of the Australian Bar for more than 18 months, Re-emerge 2021 is your opportunity to re-engage with colleagues, reflect on having endured a momentous year, and participate in important discussions about what we must do to re-emerge energised, innovative and stronger than before.

About this Event

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Australian Bar Association 2021 National Conference

In a full program over three days, Re-emerge 2021 will bring together leaders from the judiciary, the Bar, the profession, politics and the media, from across Australia and internationally, to discuss topics including:

  • the impact of the pandemic on the Australian federation, the Bar and the profession;
  • adjusting to disruption and change within the legal and justice sectors;
  • managing the ongoing effects of last year on the courts, the legal profession and our clients;
  • ethical issues that the judiciary and the profession cannot ignore; and
  • current issues of law and practice in commercial, criminal, common and taxation law.

Confirmed speakers to date include the Hon. James Allsop AO, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, the Hon. William Alstergren, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Hon. Anne Ferguson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Hon. Andrew Bell, President of the NSW Court of Appeal.

This will be the unmissable conference of the year.

State Library of Victoria and fully live-streamed.

Early-bird registrations open now.

For more information and to register visit RE-EMERGE2021.COM.AU

More information

Melbourne, at a venue to be announced, and fully remotely for those unable to attend in person.

Thursday 16 September
Welcome and keynote speakers from 2:15 pm with welcome drinks from 5:30 pm.

Friday 17 September
Full day program from 9:00 am with the Gala Dinner from 7:30 pm.

Saturday 18 September
Morning program from 9:00 am culminating in a “War Room” panel discussion, concluding at 1:30 pm.

Registrations open shortly.

Event Details


16 September 2021 - 18 September 2021


State Library of Victoria and fully live-streamed


3 days