to the ACT
Promoting the rule of law
and maintaining the high
ethical standards of the bar
Integrity, impartiality, professionalism
Welcome to the ACT Bar Association, the professional body that regulates barristers in the Australian Capital Territory. We represent the interests of members who practise at the private bar and work towards maintaining a strong and independent bar in the ACT, in the interest of the Canberra community.
While our website is designed specifically for our members, other legal professionals, students and members of the general public will find useful information and news about practising in the ACT and law reform issues.
There is a higher than average level of stress within the profession.
This may take the form ofanxiety, depression, alcohol and drug misuse, family issues, work pressures and related problems.
We encourage members to prioritise their health and see a professional psychologist – a free service for members.