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  • 09 Oct 2015 5:56 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    The Economist has recently published an article on racial discrimination against Asian-Americans. Amongst the statistics in the article, it was noted that "In 2014, whereas 11% of law-firm associates were Asian, 3% of partners were".

    To read the full article, please click here.

    On a similar topic, the New York Times recently posted an article on "The Asian Advantage". To read the full article, please click here.

  • 21 Aug 2015 8:05 PM | Anonymous

    The AALA would like to congratulate Zubair Mian on his recent appointment to the LIV Council.

    Zubair is also the Vice President of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association.

    Please click here to view the announcement from the LIV’s website.

  • 19 Aug 2015 8:06 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members,

    The Asian Australian Lawyers Association Inc. (AALA) give notice of, and invite you to, the 2015 Annual General Meeting of AALA.  

    The Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 8 September 2015 commencing at 5.30 pm (for a 5.45pm start) at the Melbourne office of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, along with a video-conference link to the Sydney offices of Corrs Chambers Westgarth:

    Corrs Chambers Westgarth – Melbourne 
    Level 25
    567 Collins Street
    Melbourne  VIC  3000
    Corrs Chambers Westgarth – Sydney
    Level 17, 8 Chifley
    8-12 Chifley Square
    Sydney  NSW  2000

    For the full details of the AGM and to register, please click here.

  • 13 Aug 2015 5:10 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    For participants in the NSW AALA Mentoring Program, we will be holding a launch event on 2 September 2015. Mentees and mentors are encouraged to attend to meet and network with other members.

    Note that this event will be open only to participants in the mentoring program in NSW. Applicant mentees will be contacted and advised of their allocated mentor before the launch date.

    If you would like to participate in the mentoring program, you can still apply by completing an application form by no later than Friday 14 August 2015.

    Flyer for Program NSW

  • 11 Aug 2015 5:31 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    BottledSnail is recruiting acting talent for their next major theatrical production.

    BottledSnail Productions is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation that creates and supports high quality creative projects within Melbourne. Recognising that a significant number of legal professionals will experience mental illness in their career, BottledSnail works to provide a creative outlet and a way to give back to the community.

    If you would be interested in applying, please click here for more details.

  • 10 Aug 2015 5:32 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    Please see below event invitation from the Diverse Australasian Women Network. The event is hosted in partnership with the AALA.

    The 2011 census revealed that almost a quarter (24.6%) of Australia’s population was born overseas and 43.1% of people have at least one overseas-born parent. Asian Australians make up almost 10 per cent of the Australian population. In that context why is then that organisations and Government agencies are not reflecting such diversity in their leadership teams? There are growing calls for increasing women in leadership roles across all sectors with quotas or target to achieve the numbers for women in leadership positions. DAWN would like to see the debate to also include cultural diverse leadership.

    Please join us for the conversation to be held in Melbourne on September 3rd in partnership with the Asian Australian Lawyers Association.

    We are very grateful for the support of Ashurst the Leading International Law firm for hosting the event.

    Topic: “A unique resource: What Asian Australians have to offer in leadership context”.

    When: September 3rd, 2015

    Time: 5.30pm for 6.30pm

    Where: Ashurst

    Level 26, 181 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

    GPO Box 9938, Melbourne VIC 3001

    Phone : +61 3 9679 3000

    Dai Le – CEO and Founder of DAWN

    Guest Speakers:

    -Trevor O’Hoy, Executive Chairman, Swisse Wellness and Non-Executive Chairman Redcape Hotel Group

    -Cheri Ong, Founding Chair Asian Australian Foundation and Board Member of Multicultural Arts Victoria.


    $50 non-members

    $30 members (DAWN & AALA Members)

    Please register & buy your ticket here: http://dawn.org.au/events/dawns-3rd-asian-australian-leadership-conversation/ 


  • 07 Aug 2015 5:34 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Kabo Lawyers has recently joined the Asian Australian Lawyers’ Association as a corporate member.

    The AALA would like to thank Kabo Lawyers for their support for the association and their commitment to promoting cultural diversity in the legal profession.

    Kabo Lawyers is proud to support the AALA as a small yet diverse practise where the minority is the majority!

  • 06 Aug 2015 5:35 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Bar News, the Journal of the New South Wales Bar Association, has recently published an article by Malcolm Oakes SC on William Jangsing Lee, the first barrister of Chinese descent admitted to the NSW Bar.

    To read the article, please click here.

  • 05 Aug 2015 5:35 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    The Asian Australian Lawyers Association is pleased to announce that global law firm, Baker & McKenzie, has recently become its first corporate sponsor.

    Ms Anne-Marie Allgrove, Chair of the Diversity & Flexibility Steering Group at Baker & McKenzie in Australia, said:

    “Baker & McKenzie’s 11,000+ lawyers are citizens of 55 countries and speak more than 75 languages, from Farsi and French to Japanese and Javanese. With 77 offices in 47 countries around the world, diversity has been part of its foundation from the very beginning.”

    “The firm is proud to support the Asian Australian Lawyers Association catering to the growing number of Asian Australian lawyers in the legal profession, as well as other lawyers with an interest in Asia. We strongly support the Asian Australian Lawyers Association’s goal in the promotion and facilitation of Asian cultural diversity in the senior ranks of the legal profession.” 

    President Reynah Tang thanked Baker & McKenzie for its generous support for the association and said:

    “The sponsorship reflects Baker & McKenzie’s strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, and follows on from the firm’s support for the launch of our cultural diversity analysis earlier this year.”

    It is a very exciting time for the AALA, with the recent appointment of one of our members to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, the impending launch of the 2015 mentoring scheme and a new directory of members, our expansion into New South Wales and our upcoming ‘leadership conversations’ in association with Diverse Australasian Women’s Network”

  • 30 Jul 2015 5:46 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    You are invited to join distinguished members of government, industry, judiciary, business, media and global leaders of international dispute resolution operating across a number of different cultures and legal systems in celebrating the Centenary of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

    The celebrations will be held during Sydney Arbitration Week and will include a Welcome Reception on Sydney Harbour; 3rd International Arbitration Conference (copresented with the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration) culminating in a Black Tie Gala Dinner with the Hon Robert French AC, Chief Justice of Australia who will deliver the After Dinner Address.

    The event is not organised by the AALA, but AALA members are warmly invited to attend. AALA members may register for the event at the CIArb Australia member rate.

    For more information about the event, please visit CIArb’s website at: https://www.ciarb.net.au/centenerary/centenary-celebrations/





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