Student talk: Chief Justice to visit Broadmeadows

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will visit Broadmeadows to talk with young people about a career as a barrister.

The Honourable Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC will be joined at a free Victorian Bar Information Session by the Honourable Justice Michelle Gordon, from the High Court, and the President of the Victorian Bar, Paul Anastassiou QC.

Year 11 and 12 students enrolled in legal studies are encouraged to attend the event at the Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows on Tuesday, 16 August from 10am to 12pm.

Hume Mayor Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou said the session would offer valuable advice to anyone interested in a legal career.

“The study of law offers so many different career opportunities, and this session will focus specifically on life as a barrister,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“It will reveal the way barristers offer strong and independent advice, as they represent people from all walks of life.

“The session will explain how barristers help in the administration of justice, and it will deliver an insight into the many different types of work that barristers undertake.”

 The event will be presented by the Victorian Bar and Hume City Council.

 Attendees will receive materials that they can take home after the session.

 Cr Patsikatheodorou encouraged teachers and parents from across Hume to encourage young people in the community to attend the event.

 “The Victorian Bar works hard to educate students in senior secondary school about the work of barristers,” she said.

 “A number of barristers from Victoria will be present at the information session to talk one-on-one with students, because the Victorian Bar wants to communicate directly with young people regardless of their background.”

 As part of the session, the Victorian Bar will announce details about a mentor program to assist people who would like to study law at university.

 “This is a rare opportunity to hear directly from people who hold some of the most senior judicial positions in Australia,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

 For more information on the Victorian Bar Information Session or to RSVP contact Courtney Bow on or 9225 7111.

Light refreshments will be served at the event.

People who would like to attend the Victorian Bar Information Session can RSVP through Maria Casalbuono on 03 9205 2586.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 2 March 2016

Updated : 6:43 AM, 11 August 2016

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