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About Us

We are ABA

About Us

The Australian Bar Association is the peak body representing nearly 6000 barristers throughout Australia. Established in 1963, the ABA is committed to serving, promoting and representing its members, as well as advocating for fair and equal justice for all. 

Our priorities:

1.    Serve Our Members

Promote the Bar’s high quality specialist advocacy and advisory services

Development and promotion of business opportunities for Australian barristers in Australia and internationally

Provide benefits, programs and services which promote members’ professional growth.

2.    Improve Our Profession

Promote the highest quality legal education

Promote the highest standards of ethics, quality and diversity across the profession

Promote the full and equal participation in the association, our profession, and the justice system

Promote pro bono and public service by the legal profession

3.    Advance the Rule of Law

Promote the rule of law and the effective administration of justice

Increase public understanding of and respect for the rule of law, the legal process and the role of the barristers

Advocate for fair and equal access to justice for all

Preserve the independence of the legal profession and the judiciary

What We Do.