List A congratulates Jennifer Batrouney QC on being elected as president of the Australian Bar Association (ABA), which represents Australia’s 6000 barristers.  Jennifer is only the 4th female president of the ABA since its foundation in 1963.

In accepting the Presidency, Jennifer said:

During my term as President, I will continue to promote the high-quality specialist advocacy and advisory services provided by Australia’s barristers both here and overseas.  I will ensure that the ABA draws upon the experience of its members to advance public debate on law reform and legal policy issues, uphold the rule of law and protect the independence of the legal profession and the judiciary.  In particular,  I will encourage the highest standards of ethics and diversity across the profession.  I congratulate and look forward to working with the new Executive and Council for the ABA.

Jennifer has been appointed for the 2018-19 year.