Social News now online

The Spring edition of the Victorian Bar News is now available online.

It came out over a month ago, and I may not have noticed it being posted on the Bar’s homesite for a few weeks. I had a bleat here about there being no electronic version soon after it was printed.

The editors explain,

The first thing you will notice is that Victorian Bar News looks different and has undergone some significant changes since the previous edition (No. 146 Summer 2008/2009).

Earlier this year, as a consequence of a Bar Council review of the Victorian Bar’s overall communications and publications policy, which included the Victorian Bar News, it was decided that the Victorian Bar would henceforth publish two periodicals to replace the single publication that was the Victorian Bar News in its earlier format.

Our brief is to publish a quarterly magazine reporting on the social and professional life of the Victorian Bar. We understand that the other soon-to-be released publication will be edited by Dr Ian Freckleton SC and will be a more academically orientated journal focussing on recent and important developments in the law and legal practice of interest to counsel practising at the Victorian Bar.

Professor Freckelton (holder of one of the most commonly misspelt surnames at the Bar) is already the editor of the Journal of Law and Medicine. The Winter edition of Thomson’s Bar Quarterly (a brochure for their products) suggested his new effort will be called the Victorian Bar Review. I haven’t heard of a release date yet.

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