Role of Junior Counsel in Commission proceedings - Notice to Profession
07 November 2022
Justice Ross, President
7 November 2022
 The Fair Work Commission encourages the active participation of junior counsel in cases where two or more counsel are briefed for a person and the Commission has granted the person permission to be represented by a lawyer or paid agent in a Commission conference or hearing.
 The Commission recognizes that junior counsel will often have made a substantial contribution to the preparation of the case, and will best develop as advocates by being given opportunities to present argument and examine and cross-examine some witnesses.
 Where appropriate, the Commission encourages senior counsel to divide submissions between themselves and junior counsel, or ask junior counsel to make submissions in reply, call evidence or cross examine witnesses.