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  • 14 Oct 2015 6:37 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    On Thursday 29 October, the University of Melbourne's Asian Law Centre and Transactional Law Centre will co-host the seminar “The China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), Legal Services & The Regional Context”.

    This event is not hosted by the AALA, but AALA members are warmly invited to attend.

    The seminar discusses the impact of ChAFTA on the trade in legal services between China and Australia and locates ChAFTA within the broader regional context. AALA's Treasurer Molina Asthana will a panelist at the event.

    Following the seminar, two recent publications from authors at the Asian Law Centre will be launched:

    • Andrew Godwin and Timothy Howse, Legal Services under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Surveying the Landscape (Asian Law Centre Briefing Paper)
    • Andrew Godwin, China Lexicon (Vantage Asia)

    The event will take place at King & Wood Mallesons Level 50, Bourke Place 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne from 5.30pm – 7.00pm.

    For more information about the event, please refer to the event flyer.

    To register for the event, please click here.

  • 14 Oct 2015 6:47 AM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    The Australasian Lawyer has recently published an article on the importance of diversity in today's law firms.

    To read the article on Australasian Lawyer's website, please click here.

  • 12 Oct 2015 6:50 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Zubair Mian, Vice President of the AALA, was recently appointed to the LIV Council. Zubair's maiden speech has now been posted on the LIV website.

    To read the speech on the LIV's website, please click here.

  • 09 Oct 2015 6:57 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. .

    DAWN will be holding our fourth conversation in partnership with the Asian Australian Lawyers Association. We are very excited to have Katherine Teh-White, Managing Director of Futureye and former Senator for Victoria Tsebin Tchen joining us on October 14th to kick start our conversation on the topic:

    “Us & Them: What would it take for Asian Australians to feel accepted in Australian society”.

    Reynah Tang, President of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association will be facilitating and Dai Le, DAWN’s founder will be MC-ing.

    Baker & McKenzie has generously offered to sponsor our fourth conversation. A special thanks to Tuanh Nguyen from Baker & McKenzie. The Event will be held on:

    Date: Wednesday, 14th of October 2015

    Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start

    Where: Baker & McKenzie

    19/181 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Please register & buy your ticket here: http://dawn.org.au/events/dawns-4th-asian-australian-leadership-conversation/ 

  • 09 Oct 2015 6:56 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/ 






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