Judicial Impartiality eNews | February 2021

AAL/ALRC Seminar: Public Confidence, Apprehended Bias, and the Modern Federal Judiciary

The Australian Law Reform Commission invites you to a panel seminar on Tuesday 2 March 2021 hosted in conjunction with the Australian Academy of Law.
An expert panel will explore how the fair-minded observer is faring by examining issues of public confidence, apprehended bias, and the modern federal judiciary. The Q&A style format will provide the opportunity for questions relevant to the ALRC’s ongoing review of judicial impartiality.
The seminar will be delivered online, via Microsoft Teams, along with limited in-person attendance at the Federal Court Building in Sydney.

Date: Tuesday 2 March 2021
Time: 5.30pm AEDT


  • The Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, ALRC President


  • The Hon Justice Michael Lee, Federal Court of Australia
  • His Honour Judge Matthew Myers AM, Federal Circuit Court of Australia
  • Professor Gabrielle Appleby, University of New South Wales
  • Mr Anthony McAvoy SC, Barrister
  • Mr Chris Merritt, Journalist and Rule of Law Institute Australia Vice President

A leaflet with further details of the seminar is available for download

Please circulate this invitation to your colleagues who may find this seminar of interest.

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