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  • 01 Feb 2017 9:45 AM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    The Asian Australian Lawyers Association congratulates William Lye OAM, one of the AALA’s founding members and the current National Vice President, on being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on Australia Day 2017.  William was awarded this highly regarded award for his service to the law, to business and to the promotion of cultural diversity.

    William joins a number of legal luminaries to have received awards on Australia Day, including High Court judge Stephen Gageler AC and Victorian Governor Linda Dessau AC.

    We are very proud of this achievement and the recognition of William’s continuing service to the law and the promotion of cultural diversity.


  • 30 Jan 2017 2:22 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Rooster! All NSW members of the AALA are invited to attend.

    The theme of this year's dinner is "What our members want for 2017". In addition to our celebrations, the NSW Branch committee will be present to discuss and take questions about the AALA's plans for 2017.

    Time: 6:30pm, 11 February 2017

    Location: Marigold Restaurant (upstairs), 683-689 George St, Haymarket NSW 2000

    Cost: $40 per head.

    There is a limit of 60 person (5 tables), so registration is essential.

    To register, please click here.
  • 02 Dec 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Celebrate the end of another successful year with the AALA!

    Network with fellow members among cocktails and canapes, courtesy of Manchuria Bar, and discuss what's in store for 2017.

    AALA members are welcome to bring friends and colleagues.

    Tuesday, 13 December 2016
    from 5.30pm

    7 Waratah Place (upstairs)


    This event is free for AALA members (PAYG drinks). Guests of members are welcome. Limited to 100 registrations.

  • 22 Nov 2016 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    Join the AALA NSW Branch as it closes out a successful 2016 in style!

    This is a great opportunity to network with like-minded members in an informal setting and discuss the exciting things in store for 2017.

    Date:Monday, 5 December


    Level 1, ivy
    330 George Street
    Sydney NSW 2000

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Please note: this is a FREE event (PAYG drinks) for AALA members only. Limited to 50 guests.


  • 21 Nov 2016 2:23 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    A third-generation Asian Australian’s money is ruled ‘foreign’. An Adelaide-born MP of Asian appearance is asked ‘Where are you from?’. Underrepresented in boardrooms and politics, overlooked despite achievements, Asian Australians are looking for answers – and changes.

    The SBS has recently published an in depth article on the Battle of the Bamboo Ceiling. 

    The article features interviews with several committee members of the AALA. 

    To read the full article on SBS's website, please click here

  • 16 Oct 2016 4:45 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    AALA Executive Committee Member Molina Asthana has been nominated this year for LIV Council Elections. The AALA Committee supports Molina's nomination and is encouraged to see more leadership from culturally diverse lawyers.

    For more information about Molina's nomination, please see the flyer below.


  • 07 Oct 2016 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Asian Australian Lawyers Association Inc. invites you to its 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM will be held:

    Thursday, 27 October 2016

    5.30pm (for a 5.45pm start)

    Corrs Chambers Westgarth - Sydney
    Level 17, 8-12 Chifley Square
    Sydney NSW 2000

    Corrs Chambers Westgarth - Melbourne
    Level 25, 567 Collins Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000

    Corrs Chambers Westgarth - Brisbane
    Level 42, 111 Eagle Street
    Brisbane City QLD 4000

    *Please select the appropriate location when registering for the AGM

    Please note that the NSW branch meeting will be held immediately prior to the AGM at 5.00pm Thursday, 27 October 2016, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 17, 8-12 Chifley Square, Sydney NSW 2000.

    Non-members are welcome to attend the AGM but will not be eligible to vote on the items of business.

    Members may appoint another Member to attend and vote at the AGM, as the Member’s proxy, by completing a Proxy Form. Completed Proxy Forms must be returned to the Secretary by 5.30 pm on Tuesday 25 October 2016.

    Please register your attendance by 5.30pm on Monday, 24 October 2016:


    Keynote Speaker
    The Hon. Adam Searle, MLC
    Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council of New South Wales

    Following the formal AGM, a keynote speech will be delivered by The Hon. Adam Searle, MLC, the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council in New South Wales.


    All inquiries should be directed to the Secretary of the AALA, Barton Wu by email to bwu@liv.asn.au or by telephoning (03) 9607 9357.

  • 28 Sep 2016 10:26 AM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    On 20 September 2016, members of the Asian Australian Lawyers Assocation committee met with a delegation of high profile lawyers from Jiangsu province, China. This event was jointly hosted by the AALA and Piper Alderman, and sponsored by Piper Alderman. 

    The Jiangsu lawyers came from 8 different prefectures in Jiangsu province, and were here for a 2 month exchange program at the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre. AALA President, Tuanh Nguyen, warmly welcomed the delegates and presented the AALA lapel pin as a gift to the leader of the delegation, Jiang Weidong and conferred on each of the delegates Honorary Membership to the AALA. Executive Committee Member, William Lye, made the closing speech and gave the vote of thanks.

    This meeting aligns with the AALA's objectives of developing links with Asian legal associations and promoting a mutual understanding of Australian and Asian legal systems.

    The AALA thanks Ian Nathaniel, Partner and Chair of Diversity at Piper Alderman for his firm's generous support for this event. 

  • 27 Sep 2016 9:07 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    In 2016 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the all industry sectors.

    From September 21st 2016 the initiative will provide women with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant applications are open for women at three levels. Please click on the preferred program link for details.  The deadline for expressing your interest for this funding in your sector ends on December 15th.

    1. Senior management and executive level women leaders can apply for $8,000 part-scholarships to undertake the Advanced Leadership Program

    2. Mid-level female managers and leaders can apply for $4,000 part-scholarships to undertake the Executive Ready Program

    3. Aspiring talent and emerging women managers can apply for $3,000 part-scholarships to undertake the Accelerated Leadership Performance Program.

    Expressions of Interest

    To find out more, please complete the Expression of Interest form here.  

    Should you wish to discuss the initiative in more detail please contact Ian Johnson at the office of the National Industry Scholarship Program, Women and Leadership Australia on 03 9270 9016 or via ijohnson@wla.edu.au.





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