Members are reminded of the value in periodically reviewing and updating their personal profile on Find-a-Barrister. Indicate if you are willing to accept briefs direct from corporate counsel without an external solicitor. Add areas of practice, an up-to-date CV, links to chambers websites or even LinkedIn profiles with additional biographical information.
Members can nominate up to seven principal areas of practice, and an unlimited number of sub-categories under each primary area. This system provides more specific guidance for solicitors and others who use the facility to find those barristers most appropriate to their particular circumstances.
How to amend your Find a Barrister profile
Log in to the members' section of the Bar Association website, click on MEMBER SIGN IN on the top right hand corner of the home page.
At the SIGN IN page, enter your username and password. In most cases, this will be the same as your CPD video streaming login. If you are unaware of either or both details, click on Unknown username or password? and follow the prompts.
If your sign in is successful, it will say WELCOME [NAME] the top right corner of the home page.
Click on the cog wheel next to your name. This will deposit you on the Member Dashboard page.
Here, you can attach a photo of yourself. The photo must be current and suitable for your professional profile, not one which might be used for social media purposes.
Here, you can also enter the address of your personal website or LinkedIn page you wish to direct people towards.
Remember, clicking on a broad area of practice automatically selects every sub-category. It is up to you to "un-select" the narrower practice areas that do not relate to you. It is advisable to keep the selection of the broad area of practice in order for a more general search to locate you. For example: If you select Common law / personal injury, but do not do appellate or professional negligence matters, then unselect those two sub-categories, while being sure to retain Common law / personal injury.
When you have finished your practice area selection, log out of the member dashboard.
If you have tried these steps, and still are unable to add or amend your practice areas, contact the Bar Association on ph: (02) 9232 4055 for further assistance.