About the event

Australian Bar Association 2022 National Conference
State Library of Victoria and fully live-streamed

In a full program over three days, RE-EMERGE 2022 will bring together leaders from the judiciary, the Bar, the profession, politics and the media, from across Australia and internationally, to discuss topics including:

  • the impact of the pandemic on the Australian federation, the Bar and the profession
  • adjusting to disruption and change within the legal and justice sectors
  • managing the ongoing effects of past year on the courts, the legal profession and our clients
  • ethical issues that the judiciary and the profession cannot ignore
  • current issues of law and practice in commercial, criminal, common and taxation law

This is the unmissable conference of the year.

Join an impressive list of speakers

The Hon. Stephen Gageler

Justice of the High Court of Australia

The Hon. James Allsop AO

Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia

The Hon. William Alstergren

Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The Hon. Anne Ferguson

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria

Professor Richard Susskind OBE

President, Society for Computers and Law and best-selling author of Online Courts and the Future of Justice

Mr Matt Howard SC

President of the ABA

More to be announced soon.

Join us in Melbourne, at the State Library of Victoria or fully remotely for those unable to attend in-person

Thursday 28 April

2:15pm Welcome & Keynote Speakers
5:30pm Welcome Drinks at the Old Melbourne Gaol
7:45pm Sectional Dinners hosted by the Victorian Bar

Friday 29 April

9:00am – 5.30pm Full-Day Program
7:30pm Gala Dinner at the W Melbourne. Evening Dress / Black Tie. 

Saturday 30 April

9:00am – 1:45pm Morning Program, culminating in a “War Room” concluding at 1:45pm

Join us in Melbourne, at the State Library of Victoria or fully remotely for those unable to attend in-person

Thursday 28 April

2:15pm Welcome & Keynote Speakers
5:30pm Welcome Drinks at the Old Melbourne Gaol
7:45pm Sectional Dinners hosted by the Victorian Bar

Friday 29 April

9:00am – 5.30pm Full-Day Program
7:30pm Gala Dinner at the W Melbourne. Evening Dress / Black Tie. 

Saturday 30 April

9:00am – 1:45pm Morning Program, culminating in a “War Room” concluding at 1:45pm