Eleven Wentworth provides accommodation for two readers (barristers in their first year of practice) each year. Each reader’s position is for a period of 12 months, usually commencing in May to coincide with the Bar Practice Course.
Zelie Heger graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Law.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Zelie was a solicitor at the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office in the Administrative Law Group and the Constitutional and Native Title Law Group. She appeared and instructed in the Federal Court, the Supreme Court, the Land and Environment Court and the Administrative Decisions Tribunal.
Previously, Zelie served as an Associate to the Hon. Chief Justice French AC at the High Court of Australia and the Hon. Chief Justice Black AC at the Federal Court of Australia.
Zelie has also completed a Master of Law at the University of Cambridge on a John Monash Scholarship. In June 2012, she received the Con Varnavas Award for the Highest Aggregate Mark in the Bar Exams.
Applications for readership on Eleven Wentworth should generally be submitted to the Floor Secretary by 31 January in the year before the applicant wishes to commence reading. This is a guide only and Eleven Wentworth may consider applications for readership at other times. Applications will be treated in confidence.
Successful applicants are encouraged to read with a Member on Eleven Wentworth and another barrister in other chambers.
General enquiries about readership on Eleven Wentworth should be directed to the clerk, Paul Daley.