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    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 7:15 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Baker McKenzie, Level 8, 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
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    Asian Australian Lawyers Association Queensland (AALA) invites you to attend its inaugural Litigation Workshop “What to Do When Things Go Wrong”.

    What do you do when:

    • the day before a contested hearing you learn that your opponent has briefed a barrister that acted for your client 6 months ago on a direct access brief?
    • you go to receive a civil judgment and the judge has unexpectedly ruled against your client
    • your client is sentenced to an actual term of imprisonment and the corrective services officers start to circle?

    The Workshop will be delivered by a panel of barristers from a range of experience and practice areas.  It is designed to give lawyers within the first 5 years of practice practical advice and tips they need when practising in litigation.

    Date: Thursday 8 November 2018
    Venue: Baker McKenzie, Level 8, 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
    Time: 7.15am for a 7.45am start
    Cost: Free for AALA members, $10 for non-member practitioners, $5 for students

    Tea, coffee, and a light breakfast will be included.

    Registrations are essential as spaces are strictly limited.

    For further details please contact Reimen on (07) 3106 3815 or rhii@qldbar.asn.au.


    Anand Shah, Carbolic Group Chambers

    Anand joined the Bar over 18 years ago after practising as a solicitor for 11 years. Anand’s practice areas include commercial litigation, administrative law, succession, defamation, personal injuries and human rights.

    He has appeared in the High Court, Queensland Court of Appeal, Federal Court and as trial counsel in all State Courts, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, QCAT and the Queensland Coroners Court.

    Anand is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and has acted as a mediator in commercial, professional negligence, succession and personal injuries disputes. Anand is also an accredited Family Law Property Specialist (Bar Association of Queensland).

    Anand has been elected by the Queensland Bar, on many occasions, to serve on its Bar Council (the Bar’s peak executive body).  In 2012 and 2013, Anand chaired the QUT Learning Potential Fund (LPF) committee. LPF supports socio-economically disadvantaged QUT students and is the largest fund of its type in Australia. Through LawRight, Anand has undertaken much pro-bono work. He has mentored students and junior practitioners throughout his career.

    He has presented at and designed legal conferences for over 20 years and written for LexisNexis over a similar period.

    In his spare time, Anand reads broadly outside the law, listens to the radio and vinyl records, enjoys Australian and international cinema, visits many art galleries and hangs out and travels with his wife (Kris) and their pooch, Jasper.   

    Dominic Nguyen, Lilley Chambers

    Dominic is a barrister at Lilley Chambers in Brisbane where he practises in the areas of criminal, family and domestic violence law as well as coronial inquests and Government inquiries. He is also a sessional academic at the Australian National University and is a volunteer lawyer at the South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre in Inala. He has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The University of Queensland, Juris Doctor from The University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Civil Law from The University of Oxford.

    Prior to being called to the Bar, Dominic was a solicitor at a number of top tier law firms and a solicitor advocate at a smaller general practice; he was also a legal officer at the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry.

    Dominic would love to see more ethnic diversity at the Bar and wants to inspire more Asian-Australians to become barristers. He looks forward to the day when appearing before an Asian-Australian judge or magistrate becomes the norm.

     Reimen Hii, Level 15 Inns of Court  

    Reimen is a barrister and nationally accredited mediator.  He has a broad generalist practice which includes commercial litigation, administrative law, family law, property law and human rights. He predominantly focuses on commercial and international disputes.  H also teaches at the University of Queensland's law school.

    Before being called to the bar, Reimen worked at a leading transnational insurance law firm. He also worked as a lawyer at a boutique Brisbane commercial litigation firm, as a registrar of the Supreme Court of Tonga, at a top-tier national firm, as a judge’s associate, in house at a national bank, and as a legal officer at a UN-back war crimes tribunal in Cambodia.

    Reimen volunteers with LawRight Inc., the Caxton Legal Centre, and Youth Without Borders.  He is a member of the Queensland Bar Association’s criminal law, and human rights committees; he also a member of the Australian Lawyers for Human Right’s Queensland committee and Business & Human Rights subcommittee.

    Reimen is passionate about diversity and access to justice.  Through the AALA he seeks to contribute to the growing dialogue about diversity in the law, and to encourage greater CALD diversity in the senior ranks of the legal profession.

    AALA gratefully acknowledges the support provided by the Baker McKenzie in hosting this CPD.

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04 Oct 2018 AALA – 2018 NSW Branch Meeting and National AGM
04 Oct 2018 AALA – 2018 VIC Branch Meeting and National AGM
04 Oct 2018 AALA - 2018 QLD Branch Meeting and National AGM
04 Oct 2018 AALA - 2018 WA Branch Meeting and National AGM
21 Sep 2018 Networking Drinks and Dinner (Sydney -Chinatown
21 Sep 2018 AALA National Roundtable 2018
20 Sep 2018 The William Ah Ket Scholarship Award Ceremony 2018 (NSW)
20 Sep 2018 AALA & ILAQ Indigenous cultural awareness training seminar
14 Sep 2018 AALA WA: 2018 Networking Drinks
13 Sep 2018 Stress Management the Eastern Way - Mindfulness for Lawyers
05 Sep 2018 Otto Kong Sing - A Lecture by Malcolm Oakes SC
28 Aug 2018 Annual William Lee Address NSW - Barriers and Enablers. Tues 28 August 2018
01 Aug 2018 Meet His Honour Judge J D Wilson QC and followed by Meet the Partners Panel Discussion (WA)
07 Jun 2018 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: CEO Series - Part 3 with ENGIE
17 Apr 2018 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace- CEO Series- Part 2 with MLC Life Insurance
15 Mar 2018 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: CEO Series- Part 1 with Toll Group
13 Mar 2018 AALA WA Student Event- Your Personal Brand in the Growing Asia-Pacific Market
08 Mar 2018 Victorian AALA Lunar New Year Celebration
22 Feb 2018 2018 WA Lunar New Year Dinner
05 Feb 2018 AALA NSW Lunar New Year Celebration
21 Dec 2017 2017 AALA Victoria End-of-Year Celebration
13 Dec 2017 AALA NSW Christmas Party
13 Dec 2017 WA Social - Mini Golf on the Quay
07 Dec 2017 Setting up your own Practice - A Panel Discussion
21 Nov 2017 The Inaugral William Ah Ket Scholarship Award
17 Nov 2017 Cultural diversity and the bamboo ceiling
16 Nov 2017 2017 WA Mentoring Program
15 Nov 2017 Launch of NSW Mentoring Program 2017
08 Nov 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting
09 Oct 2017 Diversity- My Experiences in the Law
04 Oct 2017 Richard Lawton - Voice and Presentation Workshops (Vic)
07 Sep 2017 Reflections on lessons from four decades of legal and professional engagement with China
18 Aug 2017 The Changing Face of Law - A Global Perspective (Vic)
17 Aug 2017 The Asian Experience in America and What it Means for Australia: Professor Frank Wu and Perth Guest Speaker Julian Sher
16 Aug 2017 The Changing Face of Law - A Global Perspective (Sydney)
31 May 2017 2017 Vic AALA Launch with His Honour Magistrate Raj Malhotra
17 May 2017 Tarwirri and AALA present: Cultural diversity in the legal profession (VIC)
27 Mar 2017 CLE Event: Business with the Dragon - Enforcing Contractual Obligations in favour of Australian clients in China (NSW)
23 Mar 2017 For Lawyers: Strategies to develop a social media presence (QLD)
16 Mar 2017 POSTPONED: Address by the Federal Attorney General, the Hon. George Brandis
01 Mar 2017 Her Honour Magistrate Urfa Masood: Reflections from the Bench (VIC)
11 Feb 2017 Lunar New Year Dinner (including welcome cocktails) - AALA NSW
13 Dec 2016 AALA 2016 End of Year Celebration (Vic)
05 Dec 2016 AALA NSW 2016 End-of-Year Celebration
03 Nov 2016 AALA Mentoring Program Launch (VIC)
27 Oct 2016 2016 AALA Annual General Meeting
27 Oct 2016 2016 AALA NSW Branch Meeting (NSW)
04 Oct 2016 AALA Mentoring Program Launch (NSW)
07 Sep 2016 CPD workshops with Richard Lawton for voice and presentation training (VIC)
25 Aug 2016 International Perspectives on Cultural Diversity
11 Aug 2016 Where the Glass and Bamboo Ceilings Meet in the Australian Legal Profession - NSW Event
23 Jun 2016 What is it like to be an Asian-Australian lawyer in 2016? - Career Panel Discussion (NSW)
21 Jun 2016 Vincent Shin - My Story (VIC)
12 May 2016 Seminar - Legal, operational, and cultural challenges of doing business in China (VIC)
02 May 2016 Inaugural Annual William Lee Address (NSW)
12 Apr 2016 John Leung: 8 Things You Don't Know About Me
06 Apr 2016 AALA NSW Networking Event
10 Mar 2016 Richard Lawton - Elevate Your Voice and Presence (CPD Series)
19 Feb 2016 AALA and ACC - Getting the monkey off our backs: improving diversity and inclusion in the legal sector
07 Dec 2015 End of Year Event 2015 (VIC)
02 Nov 2015 AALA NSW Launch - 2 November 2015
08 Sep 2015 Annual General Meeting 2015
25 May 2015 CPD Session with Jason Yeap OAM & Jenny Taing
14 Apr 2015 Launch of AALA Cultural Diversity Analysis
26 Feb 2015 Asian Cultural Attitudes to Litigation and Mediation

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