Letter to the Legal Profession from Chief Justice and Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

18/09/2021

The Chief Justice and Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, the Honourable Justice Alstergren, has written to the Presidents of legal professional organisations, including the New South Wales Bar Association, to recognise the extraordinary work that the profession has undertaken since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March last year.

The Chief Justice's letter also notes the pressure placed upon the profession as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and remote hearing arrangements and advises that the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia will endeavour to accommodate any reasonable request made for extensions of time when necessary, and members of the profession should feel comfortable in jointly approaching the chambers of a Judge or Registrar with such requests where appropriate.

The Chief Justice's letter is available here.


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