Judges and barristers mark the start of the legal year

Credit: Ming Zhou

Judges, barristers, and members of the Legal Profession gathered in St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday 30 January to mark the beginning of the Legal Year.

The service which is held annually at St Paul’s was conducted by the Dean, the Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, who in his bidding highlighted the diverse traditions of those involved in the Administration of Justice. 

We meet as people from different Christian traditions with a shared hope: that through our work, justice would be promoted among the people we serve. We know justice to be rooted in the righteousness and mercy of God, to whom we will ultimately give account for our lives and actions.

Therefore, we acknowledge before God the inequalities that remain as barriers to a just society. We commit ourselves afresh to the service of our Nation and State and of all people in the cause of justice. 

Members of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Victorian Bar Council led the Bible readings, with the prayers led by judges of the State and Federal Courts and members of the Victoria Bar.