The AALA is pleased to see a number of Asian Australian Lawyers make the list of finalists for the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2017 across a broad range of categories.
Among the finalists, AALA Vice President William Lye OAM is one of four finalists for Barrister of the Year. We congratulate William on his nomination and wish him the best in the finals.
The Asian Australian Lawyers Association, in partnership with the University of Melbourne, is proud to be present: The Asian Experience in America and What it Means for Australia presented by Distinguished Professor of Law at University of California Hastings, Frank H Wu.
Prof.Wu, author, law professor, former law school dean, and head of a prestigious non-profit Chinese American membership organization, will discuss Asian immigration to the United States over 150 years. Using historical examples, social science, personal stories, and humour, he will explain how Asian Americans have achieved success and continue to fight for equal opportunity.
He will consider both models of assimilation and multiculturalism. His presentation will explain race relations in America and offer comparisons to Australia.
He will also engage in dialogue about how democracy and diversity can work together as ideals.
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The Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association is hosting the Inaugural Victorian HAL Oration at the Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne on Friday 4 August 2017. The Honourable Geoffrey Nettle, Justice of the High Court of Australia, will deliver the Oration on the topic of “Some Hellenic Contributions to the Law”.
AALA members are warmly invited to attend. To register for this event, please visit: https://www.trybooking.com/291928
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The AALA was formed in 2013 to promote cultural diversity in the legal profession. The AALA also provides education, mentoring and networking. The Western Australia branch of the AALA will be officially launched on Wednesday 5th July 2017 between 12.30pm to 2.30pm at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth. For more information, please contact Peter Le at email@example.com
The Annual Conference of the International Bar Association will be held this year in Sydney from 8 to 13 October 2017. The annual conference is a central event of the international legal community’s calendar.
What will the IBA Annual Conference 2017 offer you?
The Asian Australian Lawyers Association is proud to partner with Liquid Learning for The 2nd Annual Asian Australian Leadership Summit 2017 taking place on July 19th & 20th at Rydges World Square, Sydney. This is Australia’s only dedicated professional development event specifically designed to develop Asian Australian leaders. Through anecdotal case studies from inspiring Asian Australian leaders and expert advice from diversity and cross-cultural specialists, this event will equip Asian Australian leaders with the tools they need to overcome the barriers on the path to leadership.
Speakers at this event will include:
· Tien-Ti Mak, Innovation Partner and Chief Technology Officer, Australia Post
· Yung Ngo, State General Manager (NSW,ACT,VIC,TAS) and Chair of the Cultural Diversity Leadership Employee Action Group, Westpac
· Hui Cheng Tan, Head of Financial Planning and Analysis, Microsoft
· Ken Woo, Partner, PwC
· Grace Bacon, Head of International Segment, ANZ Private, ANZ
· Leon Doyle, Partner and Head of Experience Design, Deloitte
· Peter Chun, General Manager, Products and Investments, Colonial First State
· Gamini Martinus, Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young
· Cheng Lim, Partner, King and Wood Mallesons
· Warren Bingham, Executive Chairman, MedTech International Pty Ltd Vice President, Asia Pacific, Clinical Genomics
· Swati Dave, Non-executive Director, Asia Society Australia, Former Executive General Manager, Enterprise, National Australia Bank
· As well as 7 other leaders
AALA members are warmly invited to attend and will receive 10% off the standard rate. If you are a AALA member, you should have received an email with details about how to obtain the discounted rate when registering. For any queries in relation to this event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the success in Brisbane 2015 and Perth 2016, CIArb Australia will be conducting the Introduction to International Arbitration course in Melbourne on Saturday, 17 June 2017. AALA members are warmly invited to attend.
The Hon Justice Clyde Croft of the Supreme Court of Victoria will be a special special guest speaker. He will be joining other prominent practitioners for the day-long course which carries a pathway to Associate member status of CIArb.
For further details and how to register, click here https://www.ciarb.net.au/training/introduction-to-international-arbitration-2017/
The AALA National Executive Committee is pleased to announce that it has formally approved the establishment of a Western Australia Branch Committee. This is an exciting step in the development of the AALA as a truly national body for representing Asian Australian lawyers. Peter Le, President of the WA Branch Committee, said: "The WA branch is excited to be a part of the Association and is looking forward to making a valuable contribution to the Association and the advancement of cultural diversity in the law and the legal profession."
Details of the WA branch launch will be announced shortly.
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