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COVID-19 and Australian courts and legal bodies updates: 16 June

COVID-19 and Australian courts and legal bodies updates: 16 June

Here are the latest updates from Australia’s courts and legal bodies as the coronavirus pandemic continues

Anne Ferguson succeeds Marilyn Warren as Supreme Court of Victoria chief justice

Anne Ferguson succeeds Marilyn Warren as Supreme Court of Victoria chief justice

She’s making history as the first solicitor to be appointed to the top job

Legal community cheers legal aid cuts backflip

Legal community cheers legal aid cuts backflip

Community legal centres faced a $35m budget cut, which has already caused some damage

Renewed calls for gender equality in law amid uneven High Court representation

Renewed calls for gender equality in law amid uneven High Court representation

Women barristers appear less and speak on even fewer occasions before the High Court than their peers of the opposite sex

ABA appoints new president, first-ever female CEO

ABA appoints new president, first-ever female CEO

The new president slammed Australia’s legal assistance services as “increasingly under-resourced”