The Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA) is the first incorporated association in Australia to focus on the growing number of Asian Australian lawyers in the profession, as well as other lawyers with an interest in Asia. Our members hail from more than 10 countries in Asia and, between them speak almost 20 different Asian languages and dialects. We have members from all walks of legal life, including students, lawyers and principals from small, medium and large firms, barristers, in-house and government lawyers.Sir Rabinder Singh is our International Patron
Katrina Rathie is our NSW Branch Patron
Hon Gareth Evans AC QC is our Victoria Branch Patron
Hon Robert French AC is our Western Australia Branch Patron
Former High Court judge, The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, who served as the AALA's National Patron from 2013 to 2021 is now our Emeritus Patron.
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The objects of the AALA include:
1. To bring together members of the legal profession of Asian heritage and cultural background and others with an interest in Asia;
2. To provide a cohesive professional network to advocate for, and provide support to, our members and to benefit from shared learning and experience
3. To improve the capability and reputation of the members in the legal profession through raising public awareness and providing education;
4. To develop links with Asian legal associations and facilitate and promote access for members to Asian legal markets;
5. To promote and facilitate Asian cultural diversity in the senior ranks of the legal profession;
6. To promote a mutual understanding of Australian and Asian legal systems; and
7. Such other purposes as the association, by general meeting, may determine, as an independent, politically unaffiliated and religiously tolerant organisation.
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