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Each year, the Chief Justice announces the appointment of new Senior Counsel for Victoria. This is marked by a ceremony held in Banco Court and streamed live online. Being appointed Senior Counsel recognises the individual’s skill, integrity, independence and standing in the legal profession.

Recordings of past ceremonies are available to watch.

Recent ceremonies

2022 appointment ceremony

9 November 2022
9:15am ceremony
Watch the ceremony

2021 appointment ceremony

29 November 2021
9:30am virtual ceremony
Watch the ceremony

Older ceremonies

2020 appointment ceremony
18 November 2020 - 9:30am - Banco Court

2019 appointment ceremony
26 November 2019 - 9:30am - Banco Court

2018 appointment ceremony
13 December 2018 - 9:00am - Banco Court

2017 appointment ceremony
30 November 2017 - 9:15am - Banco Court

2016 appointment ceremony
2 December 2016 - 9:15am - Banco Court

2015 appointment ceremony
4 December 2015 - 9:15am - Banco Court

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