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The Supreme Court of Victoria will tomorrow resume in-person ceremonies admitting new lawyers to practise.

The Court will stagger five COVIDSafe ceremonies with a cap of 20 applicants for each ceremony, with up to one mover and two guests for each applicant. Each ceremony will be live streamed (see the links below) and recordings will be posted on the Court’s website to view or listen to later.

In March 2020, the Supreme Court suspended in-person admission ceremonies due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new process was developed to allow admissions to occur ‘on the papers’ by order of the Chief Justice. Since then, more than 4,000 lawyers have been admitted to practise on the papers.

The Court is able to host in-person admission ceremonies now that COVID-19 restrictions have been eased. Although in-person admissions will resume tomorrow, new lawyers seeking admission will continue to have the option to be admitted on the papers.

The Court’s priority throughout the pandemic has been to ensure new lawyers can be admitted and begin their legal careers without delay. The Court acknowledges and warmly congratulates all of the new lawyers that were admitted during the pandemic, and those who will be admitted from tomorrow.

Watch a ceremony

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Read the Chief Justice's speech

Published on 11 April 2022