Bar News

Bar News is the journal of the Bar Association, written by the members, for the members. Each issue includes a mix of engaging and distracting articles on recent cases, professional conduct, notable speeches, appointments, book reviews and news from sporting and social events.

Autumn 2024 

Technology is becoming an increasingly central feature of legal practice. The Autumn 2024 edition of Bar News delves into all things technology related. Edited with the assistance of the Media and Information and Technology Committee, this special edition covers various aspects of technology and advocacy, including artificial intelligence, virtual advocacy and neurotechnology, showcasing the modernity of the ever-evolving Bar. 

This edition also covers recent developments and features, including some helpful tips for readers and tutors, together with the paper delivered at the Maurice Byers Lecture

We welcome your feedback or a contribution for our next edition.

An archive of Bar News editions, beginning in 1985, is available on AustLII and the Bar Association's website. [Member login required]



An archive of digital editions, beginning in 1985, is available here. [Member login required]


A searchable archive of Bar News is available on AustLII.

We welcome contributions from our members and encourage you to follow the Bar News Style Guide, which is based upon the Chicago Manual of Style. Reference is also made to the current edition of The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary. Contributors are requested to study these sources before submitting material for publication. It may also be useful to study articles already published in Bar News. We reserve the right to alter grammatical construction, punctuation and citations to conform with the house style and accepted grammatical rules of construction.

Advertising welcome

The Bar News Committee welcomes advertising, but reserves the right to reject ads which it believes is inappropriate. Requests should be made using our booking form and we prefer advance credit card payment. For further information, contact the coordinator of publications.