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  • 20 Jul 2016 6:51 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    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

  • 19 Jul 2016 10:32 AM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Dear Members, 

    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. 

    Time: 5.30-7.30pm 

    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. 


  • 12 Jul 2016 5:39 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Dear Members, 

    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:

    • How has customer demand impacted the new direction of legal practice?
    • How do digital platforms enable greater efficiency, return on investment and global market access?
    • What makes a 'legal entrepreneur' and how can higher education help you become one?
    • What does flexible work look like and how is it a competitive advantage?
    • What goes along with being an innovative lawyer, and how can it help bring more business to your firm?

    Date: Wednesday, 20 July 2016

    Time: 7:00am - 9:30am

    Location: RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

    Registrations by 15 July to register@liv.asn.au

    For more information and registration details, please click here


  • 04 Jul 2016 10:00 AM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Dear Members, 

    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

  • 04 Jul 2016 9:50 AM | Sining Wang (Administrator)
    Kingsley Liu, NSW Branch President of the AALA, was recently interviewed by Lawyers Weekly. To read the full article, please click here
  • 01 Jul 2016 9:33 AM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    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.

  • 29 Jun 2016 9:25 AM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    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.

  • 28 Jun 2016 7:53 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Dear Members, 

    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)

  • 28 Jun 2016 10:17 AM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    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

  • 23 Jun 2016 9:11 AM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Members of the AALA are warmly invited to register for the Australia-China Youth Association Victoria Bilingual Language Competition.  Please refer to the event invitation below. 

    The Australia-China Youth Association Victoria Bilingual Language Competition Inc. ('ACYA VIC BLC'), is an autonomous incorporated not-for-profit organisation under the ACYA umbrella.

    The Bilingual Language Competition provides a challenging platform for Victorian tertiary students to showcase and improve their Chinese and English communication skills, both linguistic and cultural.

    Participants will undertake a preliminary essay writing assessment where they are required to demonstrate their language skills via writing in Chinese and English. Then, five finalists from each level (intermediate and advanced) will subsequently progress to the finale where they are required to provide a public speaking performance in Mandarin and English. Both stages are impartially assessed by academics from our partner universities and influential individuals within the Australia-China community, providing legitimacy and expertise to competition results.

    In our inaugural year, ACYA VIC BLC Inc. successfully hosted the Bilingual Language Competition in front of a distinguished audience of over 250 people, including academics, senior representatives from our sponsors and supporting organisations, government officials, as well as the general public.

    Competition participation and language acquisition is incentivised through the provision of prizes ranging from a $5000 academic scholarship to a radio interview experience on SBS Mandarin Radio and SBS Cantonese Radio. Coupling this with extensive and diverse media coverage and growing government recognition and support, the public nature of the competition ensures the promotion of language learning and cultural understanding within the wider community.

    If you are interested in being part of this life-changing experience, please visit http://www.acyavic-blc.com/ for registration and more information. With more amazing prizes in the store this year, do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and showcase your language talents. Registration closes 7th July 2016. Terms and conditions apply.

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