Curriculum Vitae of Victor Alan Kline

Education

  • Sydney Boys’ High 1964-1969
  • University of Sydney Law School 1970-1973

Admission

  • Admitted as Barrister Supreme Court NSW 1974
  • Admitted Barrister and Solicitor Supreme Court NT 1975
  • Admitted Barrister and Solicitor High Court of Australia 1976

Practice

  • Prosecutions Department, Commonwealth Deputy Crown Solicitor, Sydney, Jan 1974- September 1975
  • House Counsel, Paul Everingham & Co, Alice Springs & Darwin, September 1975-September 1976.
  • Senior Legal Officer, Australian Legal Aid Office, Alice Springs, September 1976-December 1978. Acting Principal Legal Officer and Officer-in-Charge, April 1977-October 1977.
  • Private Bar (NSW) 2016 – Continuing

Legal Publishing

  • Commissioning Editor, Butterworths, April 1980-September 1983
  • Managing Editor, Law Book Company, September 1983-January 1990.

Law Reporting

  • Reporter Australian Law Reports 1980-1983
  • Reporter The Family Law Reports 1980-1983
  • Reporter Australian Criminal Reports 1982
  • Reporter Law Reports of the Commonwealth (UK) 1986
  • Editor South Australian State Reports 1986-1988. Volumes 43- 49
  • Editor Federal Court Reports 1990-2016. Volumes 20-239
  • Editor Federal Law Reports 1995-2016. Volumes 119-307

Other Publications

  • The Macquarie Book of Events (Non-fiction – Contributor). Published 1983
  • Golden Dagger Mysteries (Short Stories – Contributor). Published 1993.
  • Rough Justice (Novel). Published 1994. Republished 2013
  • The House at Anzac Parade (Memoir). Published 2014
  • The Story of the Good American (Novel) Published 2015

Awards

  • The Walter Reid Memorial Prize, for Academic Merit, University of Sydney, 2010
  • The George Arnold Wood Memorial Prize, for First in History, University of Sydney, 2011
  • The AE (Tony) Cahill History Prize, for Best Student in Late Modern History, University of Sydney, 2011.
  • The Walter Reid Memorial Prize, for Academic Merit, University of Sydney, 2011

Interests

Acting, Theatre directing, Singing, Playwriting, Theatre reviewing, Cricket, Swimming, Tennis, Reading