Inaugural AALA ACT Branch Networking Breakfast event
On Friday, 26 March 2021, the ACT Branch held its inaugural Networking Breakfast event at East Row Speciality Coffee, Canberra. The cold Canberra morning soon turned warm as friendly faces, acquaintances, and peers were greeted by our hosts with a smile and a hot cup of coffee. Before we knew it, more than 30 people had come through the doors and the once quiet cafe was not so quiet anymore.
Discussions ranged around everyone's work day ahead, the problems facing the legal sector and the importance of diversity in the legal profession. The event was attended by lawyers, members of parliament, and political leaders. As discussions grew, so did everyone's networks. Our President, Veer Dhaliwal took a moment to thank everyone who attended and contributed to what can be best described as a great event and a great turnout. The need for having a community such as this in the ACT was clearly demonstrated by the attendees and as the AALA ACT Branch continues to grow, we endeavor to host more events such as this which will stand for the ideals of diversity. (Author: Andrew Chakrabarty, ACT publicity officer)