The Law Institute of Victoria is pleased to announce a closer relationship with the Asian Australian Lawyers Association Inc (AALA), with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. The MOU represents a partnership of mutual interest between the two associations that will provide them both with in-kind support and benefits
CEO of the Law Institute of Victoria Nerida Wallace said:
The LIV has a long tradition over its 156 years of fostering emerging associations of lawyers and of people who work in the law. With the emerging closeness to Asia, this agreement shows a recognition that the practice of law across Australia is moving to meet new and exciting opportunities that engagement with Asia will offer.
President of the AALA Reynah Tang, said:
The LIV has long been a leader in promoting the issue of diversity in the legal profession and played an important role in setting up the Asian Australian Lawyers Association at a time when the issue of cultural diversity was not receiving much attention elsewhere in the legal profession.
This arrangement will formalise the connection between the LIV and the AALA. It will provide us with the resources and moral support that are so important to facilitate vital change in this area. We look forward to the continuing close involvement between our two organisations.
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