Please see below event invitation from the French Australian Lawyers Society.
Commemorative Evensong to remember the Victims of Nice, Ankara and Istanbul
I would be very pleased if you, or a representative, were able to join us for a Commemorative Evensong on Thursday, 21 July, at 5.10pm at St Paul's Cathedral, to remember those who perished this weekend in Nice, Ankara and Istanbul,and to pray for peace in our world.
During our service, members of the Consular Corps will be lighting candles as a sign of hope. We will be praying for those who mourn loved ones, for the injured and distressed, and for all those committed to the work of peace.
Please would you let our Cathedral Secretary, Hannah Hornsby (firstname.lastname@example.org) know should you be able to join us.
SBS Radio has recently interviewed AALA committee members Reynah Tang, Kerry Truong, and Daniel Nguyen on the association's activities and efforts in promoting cultural diversity in the law.
To listen to the interview in Cantonese, please click here.
The Asian Australian Lawyers Association and the Womens Lawyers Association of NSW (WLANSW) is pleased to announce its first jointly hosted event, "Where the Glass and Bamboo Ceilings Meet in the Australian Legal Profession".
This event will be hosted by Bartier Perry with guest speaker and expert on unconscious bias, Heather Price of Symmetra.
Date: Thursday 11th August 2016
Location: Bartier Perry, Level 10, 77 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
For more information, please click here to view the event flyer. To register, please click here to visit the event page.
On Wednesday 20 July 2016 the LIV will be holding an Insight breakfast on the topic Brave New World of Law - Turn disruption into profit.
The event will focus on disruption, innovation and new business models and will provide some of answers to questions including:
Date: Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Time: 7:00am - 9:30am
Location: RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Registrations by 15 July to email@example.com
For more information and registration details, please click here.
You are warmly invited to join the Victorian Women Lawyers Cultural Diversity Committee for a panel discussion on how to support women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities who are facing family violence.
The panel will discuss the services available to CALD women and barriers to service and justice. This event seeks to educate legal practitioners about how to provide culturally sensitive legal advice in the family violence context.
The panel will consist of:
Magistrate Noreen Toohey, Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Jane Penberthy, Lawyer, InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
Jennifer Dawson, Psychologist, InTouch
Adisa Muminovic, Court Support Worker, InTouch
Cost: Free for VWL members, $10 for non-members
For more information and registration details, please visit the Facebook page or view the event flyer.
The Asian Australian Lawyers Association would like to congratulate James Wang on his promotion to partner at KWM.
It is encouraging to see greater cultural diversity in Australian law firm partners. In 2015 the AALA published its Cultural Diversity Report, which revealed that Asian Australians are underrepresented within the senior ranks of the legal profession.
The Asian Austrailan Lawyers Association would like to congratulate Chuong Nguyen on his recent promotion to partner at Baker & Mackenzie.
Research by the AALA in 2015 revealed that Asian Australian only accounted for 3.1% of law firm partners in Australia, with 6 large firms and 44 medium firms with no Asian Australian partners.
You are invited to register for the Asian Australian Leadership Summit 2016 in Sydney. The Summit is supported by the Diversity Council of Australia.
This event is not hosted by the AALA, but AALA members are warmly invited to attend and will receive a 10% discount on the registration fee (please mention you are an AALA member when registering).
Pre-Summit Workshop 18 July 2016
Summit 19 & 20 July 2016
Post-Summit Workshop 21 July 2016
Diversity in thinking, perspective and experience bring about the creativity and innovation which organisations need to thrive in today’s world, and fuel the future for so many existing and emerging leaders. And yet, as the world enters into the Asian Century, aspiring and emerging Asian Australian professionals remain starkly underrepresented at senior executive leadership levels in Australia.
Leadership is always viewed through a cultural lens, and draws on our individual cultural values. For Asian Australian leaders seeking to step up in their organisation, there can be complex cultural barriers to overcome, from unconscious bias, communication styles and management paradigms to a lack of relationship capital and the so-called ‘bamboo ceiling’. In order to move forward and increase access to leadership opportunities, it is crucial that Asian Australian leaders refine skills and aptitudes and organisations invest in supporting their leadership pipeline.
The inaugural Asian Australian Leadership Summit is the first dedicated professional development event for region’s aspiring and emerging Australasian professionals working across all roles and industries, as well as developing cross-cultural competence from a personal and organisational perspective. Hear from senior Asian Australian leaders from across the region, diversity and cross-cultural specialists, and business and management consultants open up a crucial and exciting discussion and explore the future of Asian Australian leadership.
For more information and registration details, please click here (PDF flyer).
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner, has recently given a speech at the Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Oration. The speech addresses the issue of race and cultural diversity.
To read the full speech, please click here.
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