Bar Roll – 23 Nov 2000  
Admitted – 03 May 1999

Phone – +61 3 9225 7333
Email –


Bar Roll – 23 Nov 2000  
Admitted – 03 May 1999

Phone – +61 3 9225 7333
Email –

Area of Law

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Children’s Law
  • Crimes Compensation
  • Criminal Law
  • Disciplinary and Related Tribunals
  • Family Law
  • Family Violence
  • Guardianship Law
  • Health Act and Related Prosecutions
  • Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
  • Public Law & Administrative Law


Arna Delle-Vergini is a practising Barrister, a trained mediator and a legal coach.  Arna has also just recently been appointed to the Mental Health Tribunal of Victoria.

Arna has almost twenty years experience as a lawyer. She was admitted to practice in May 1999 and signed the Roll of Counsel in 2000. Her practice includes alternative dispute resolution, children’s court (criminal and welfare jurisdictions), criminal law, family law, family violence and personal safety orders, and VOCAT proceedings.

Arna has a strong interest in coaching and mentoring lawyers.  She supports lawyers at undergraduate student level, throughout practical legal training and via ongoing professional development. Arna is a sought after coach and mentor, regularly teaching at ANU, Leo Cussen Institute, Victoria Legal Aid and the Department of Human Services. An accredited advocacy coach, Arna has instructed in the Victorian Bar Readers Course and has also taught legal, ethics and justice studies at Victoria University and Australian Catholic University.

In 2011-2012, Arna project-managed the Trial Counsel Development Program run by Victoria Legal Aid.  The program provided unique training and networking opportunities to junior barristers of the Victorian Bar.

In July 2013, Arna established New Lawyer Language, a website designed to support emerging lawyers to develop resilience and professionalism, while maintaining health and well being. New Lawyer Language promotes dialogue about what it means to be a lawyer in the modern legal landscape.  For blog posts, interviews, readings and articles visit:

In 2014 Arna was shortlisted for the LIV Mentor of the Year award.


Other qualifications

Cert IV in Workplace Assessment & Training

Cert IV in Project Management

Certificate in Managing High Conflict People in Legal Disputes



Children’s Court Bar Association (Vice President)

Criminal Bar Association

Family Law Bar Association

Victorian Association for Restorative Justice

Womens Bar Association