National Conference 2015


(1.5% surcharge applies for credit card payments)
Voting & Non-voting Member: $1,300

Non Member: $1,585

NOTE: Tower Rooms SOLD OUT.
Some Motor Inn Rooms available.



Wrest Point
410 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart


Registrations Open: 16th Jun 15 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 23rd Oct 15 11:59 PM

Places Available: 20

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Celebrating 21 years this year, the ALA National Conference will be held at the iconic Wrest Point, located on Hobart's waterfront precinct of Sandy Bay with breathtaking views of the Derwent River and Mount Wellington. It is the premier annual event for lawyers, barristers and associated professionals with a social justice focus.

This year's program will be headlined by Tasmania's first female Governor, Her Excellency Prof. The Hon Kate Warner AM.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Estcourt will provide his views on the accessibility of the Australian justice system.

Other program highlights include:

  • Former NSW District Court judge Margaret Sidis reflects on Lawyer's rights.
  • You'll hear up-to-date commentary on motor vehicle law and work cover schemes from around the country in a panel discussion
  • The state of play of discrimination actions in the Federal court
  • Updates on NDIS, NIIS and Comcare
  • Ergonomist and engineer Ted Dohrmann will provide insight into identifying liability in stair accidents.
  • Enduring Power of Attorney - What are you really signing up for?
  • The year that's been in Law Reform and much more!

The conference provides an excellent opportunity for practitioners to keep up to date on the latest developments in personal injuries law, to network and socialise in a relaxed environment and earn up to 10 CLE points.

View FULL Program Here



Wrest Point, Hobart


(1.5% surcharge applies for credit card payments)
Voting & Non-voting Member: $1,300

Non Member: $1,585


Thursday 22 October 2015
6pm - 8pm Welcome Function, ​Cascade Brewery

Friday 23 October 2015

9am - 5pm Day 1 Sessions (Registration from 8.30am)
7pm - 11pm Conference Dinner, Glen Albyn Estate

Saturday 24 October 2015
9am - 5.00pm Day 2 Sessions

Pre-conference OPTIONAL Tour to MONA

(interstate visitor)
$25 (Tasmanian resident)
INCLUDES: return shuttle Wrest Point to Brooke St ferry pier, return ferry and Museum entry (2 departures from Wrest Point 12.15pm & 12.45pm for 1.15pm ferry). Return ferry: 4.00pm


NOTE: Tower Rooms SOLD OUT.
Motor Inn Rooms $159 p/n (room only) - SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. Call 02 9258 7700 for more information.

Conference days: Fri 23 October - Saturday 24 October 2015 (Welcome Function Thur evening)


The Welcome Function will be held at the Cascade Brewery at the foot of Mount Wellington, Australia's oldest continuing operating brewery.

Guest tickets: $70


Perched high above the shores of the stunning Derwent River
with a backdrop of the historic Shot Tower, the beautiful Glen Albyn estate is the setting for the Conference Dinner.

Set in 15 acres of water-bound private bushland, Glen Albyn's views span Storm Bay, Bruny Island and beyond.Guest tickets: $165


This event is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to over 150 legal practitioners with a social justice focus. Various sponsorship packages are available for this conference, ranging from major partners, exhibitors, advertisers, social event sponsorship and tailored packages.

For more information, CLICK HERE. We can also be contacted at or phone (02) 9258 7700.

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