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  • 13 Feb 2017 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA) and Muslim Legal Network (MLN) are proud to present an evening with Her Honour Magistrate Urfa Masood, Victoria's first female Muslim Magistrate, at 6.00pm on 1 March 2017, at Baker & McKenzie, Level 19, 181 William Street, Melbourne.

    Join us as we celebrate Her Honour's first year on the bench, and as she shares her experiences and reflections on her journey and appointment to the Court.

    The evening is free for AALA and MLN members, however registrations are essential. Non-members can purchase their tickets through the AALA website.

    The AALA and MLN are committed to advancing cultural diversity in the legal profession. This is an excellent opportunity to meet, network and engage in this important issue with friends and colleagues.


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  • 09 Feb 2017 6:29 PM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

    Dear Members, 

    On 28 February 2017 the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators will be hosting conversation and Q & A between several of Australia's leading arbitrators and arbitration practioners, featuring Dr Michael Pryles AO PBM, international arbitrator and in conversation with leading arbitration practitioners, Bronwyn Lincoln and Andrew Stephenson. The participants will be introduced by John Arthur, CIArb Australia Victorian State Convenor and Councillor.

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

    Date: Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

    Time: 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm (proceedings will commence 5.45 pm sharp)

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

    RSVP: By no later than Friday, 24 February 2017

    For more information and registration details, please click here.

  • 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.



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