On Wednesday 18 September 2019, the Asian Australian Lawyers Association & the Queensland Law Society are proud to be jointly presenting a CPD on creating and supporting diversity in the legal profession, to encourage employees to "bring their authentic selves to work" and further the business case on cultural diversity in the law.
A panel of employers, employees and recruiters will share the lessons they have learned and practical steps you can take as an employer, employee and legal professional to encourage and support diversity in the legal profession.
Registration for QLS members, and AALA is free.
A program with more details, and registration is available at: https://services.qls.com.au/web/eventscalendar/event_display.aspx?EventKey=BU1387
On 5 August 2019, Asian Australian Lawyers Association (Vic) and the Asian Law Centre at Melbourne Law School held a presentation by Judge Injun Hwang on “Enforce Your Judgement in South Korea”. Judge Hwang shared his insights and research about recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in the Republic of Korea. This was covered in four parts: the scope of the application, procedure for the enforcement in Korea, substantive requisites of the enforcement, and analysis of Korean Courts’ Decision.
Judge Hwang was later joined by Professor Richard Garnett from Melbourne University to compare the Australian and South Korean regimes and the importance of the Hague Convention in this area.
Thank you Judge Hwang and Asian Law Centre for collaborating with AALA (Vic).
As part of the upcoming Asian-Australian Leadership Summit (AALS) on September 12-13 in Melbourne, ANU, PwC Australia and Asialink, alongside Johnson Partners will be presenting the inaugural 40 Under 40: Most Influential Asian-Australian Awards.
The awards will recognise exceptional young Asian-Australian leaders in their fields. The Awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of the next generation of Asian-Australians, making them more visible in the wider community and to provide a stepping stone to further leadership opportunities. The young leaders will have track records of making a significant contribution to their community, industry and driving Australia’s engagement with Asia. For more details about the awards categories, criteria and nomination process, click here.
Applications close on Wednesday 7 August at 5pm AEST.
Do you identify yourself as an Asian-Australian? Are you between the ages of 18 to 40? Do you believe that Asian-Australians should be better represented at senior leadership levels in Australia? Would you like to become a voice and advocate to help make a difference? If so, we encourage you to register for the upcoming Asian-Australian Leadership Summit’s (AALS) NextGen Dialogue on 12 September, 2019 at the State Library of Victoria.
Part of the wider AALS, the NextGen Dialogue is a session specifically developed for Asian-Australians aged 18-40 years old. Comprising of panel discussions, networking opportunities and an interactive workshop, the NextGen Dialogue will offer selected and invited participants’ opportunities to develop relevant insights, skills and networks to become leaders and advocates in their workplace.
For further information and to register your attendance, click here.
All Victorian members, please join us for a fun, structured and relaxed opportunity to meet a broad range of senior and junior members of the legal profession.
Participants will rotate in quick succession so that each person gets the chance to engage one on one with as many people as possible. For each rotation, participants will have a set time of approximately 10 minutes each to introduce themselves and learn more about the other person, making speed networking highly efficient.
Event details are as follows:
Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019
Time: 5.30pm registration for 6.00 start until 8.00pm
Venue: RC & Co Lawyers, Level 40, 140 William Street, Melbourne
Cost: Free for members
If you're interested, please RSVP by 15th August 2019 via our website
The President and Committee of the Queensland branch of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association Inc. (AALA) are delighted to invite you to our inaugural panel discussion on judicial diversity in Australia with:
to be followed by closing remarks from the Hon. Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, Chief Justice of Queensland. Drinks and canapés will be served prior to 6.00pm and following the panel discussion.
Registrations are essential as spaces are strictly limited. Please register at http://www.aala.org.au/event-3458239. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions or issues.
The AALA gratefully acknowledge the support provided by Corrs Chambers Westgarth in hosting this event.
March Of The Women With Habeas Chorus & Melbourne Lawyers' Orchestra (Lawchestra)
Saturday, July 6, 2019
7:00 PM 8:30 PM
Werner Brodbeck Hall (The Assembly Hall Building, Scots' Church) (map)
A celebration of diversity through the music of female composers who have historically been under-represented and under-performed. This concert features works from the 1800's through to the modern era by women of diverse cultural backgrounds. Through this concert, a connection is drawn with the ongoing work being done, and that must continue to be done, to promote diversity in the legal industry. See: https://www.bottledsnail.com/events Tickets are available at https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/marchofthewomen.
For further information contact, Aimee Nguyen, Manager, Lawchestra; 0415 546 333; firstname.lastname@example.org
Victorian Asian Australian Lawyers Association and Maurice Blackburn held its second instalment of the Court Advocacy Series on 30 May 2019. County Court Commercial Division Judicial Registrars Sharon Burchell and My Anh Tran presented on interlocutory advocacy.
We were treated to a behind-the-scenes perspective of the Judicial Registrars who provided invaluable tips on oral and written interlocutory advocacy as well as negotiation. It was an information-rich session which covered a substantial amount of practical content in a very concise, engaging and accessible way.
Their Honours said that promoting cultural diversity in the law is something that is close to their hearts. We thank them for their ongoing support and are delighted to announce that AALA member Gillian Lee is the successful applicant to undertake an internship in the County Court Commercial Division with the Judicial Registrars.
We look forward to the next part of the Court Advocacy Series.
Special thanks to Judicial Registrars Burchell and Tran, as well as Jenny Tran and the team at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers for jointly holding the event with AALA Victoria.
The Australian Bar Association is holding its first international conference in Singapore, on 11-12 July 2019 entitled Convergence: the world-class conference for litigators
At a time of both significant challenge and opportunity, Australia’s legal profession embraces its future with Asia.
The carefully curated conference program will explore a range of commercial law and litigation topics and include sessions delivered by inspiring senior members of the legal profession and business sector along with the latest developments in practice development.
Delegates will engage in ground-breaking discussion and return to practice with quantifiable skills.
This is an exciting opportunity for like-minded professionals to engage with international colleagues – forging meaningful connections. In addition to an excellent and inspiring educational program, there will be an outstanding social, accompanying partner, and family program catering to those visiting Singapore specifically for the conference and for those passing through on the way to or from another destination.
Featured Speakers include the Hon Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice, High Court of Australia and the Hon Sundaresh Menon, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Singapore
For more information visit:
The William Ah Ket Scholarship was officially launched at the Chinese Museum in Melbourne on Wednesday night (22 May 2019). It was great to hear from Jane Lee, reporter at the ABC (as moderator), Blossom Ah Ket, descendant of William Ah Ket (in whose honour the Scholarship is named), Mark Wang, Deputy Chairman of the Chinese Museum, and Kingsley Liu, National President of the AALA.
Thanks to all those who attended, including William Ah Ket’s family members, members of the judiciary, presidents of other associations and prominent members of educational institution.
The Scholarship involves writing a paper on a topic relating to equality, diversity and the law, and is open for expressions of interest until Friday 31 May 2019. For those who are interested in submitting an expression of interest, please do so here.
The ‘One Million Stories’ exhibition is open for viewing at the Chinese Museum in Melbourne. To listen to Jane Lee’s podcast (on ABC) about William Ah Ket please go here.
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