Victor Kline was first admitted to the NSW bar in 1974 and worked initially in Sydney as a federal prosecutor. In 1976 he was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory. There he worked first as house counsel for Paul Everingham and Co and later as Senior Legal Officer with the Australian Legal Aid Office in Alice Springs. He was Editor of the South Australian State Reports from 1986-1988, and in 1990 was appointed Editor of the Federal Court Reports (the authorised reports of the Federal Court of Australia), and in 1995 as Editor of the cognate Federal Law Reports. He holds those latter two positions currently. He returned to active practice at the Sydney bar in 2016.