NSW State Conference MARCH 2017


Friday 17 March 2017: 8.30am-5.50pm (Registration from 8.30am) - Light breakfast provided

Followed by dinner 6.30-9.00pm at L'Aqua Restaurant (Terrace Room), Cockle Bay


(1.5% surcharge applies for credit card payments)

Voting & non-voting member: $950

Non-member: $1,250

** CLICK HERE to learn more about Membership.



Dockside Convention Centre Darling Harbour


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Registrations Open: 6th Dec 16 10:00 AM

Registrations Close: 17th Mar 17 11:59 PM

Places Available: 15


The NSW State Conference will be held on Friday 17 March 2017 at Dockside Convention Centre, Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour.

The speakers will be looking at 'Access To Justice' as a general theme in addition to our excellent Masterclasses and Annual Case Review.

The Keynote Address will be delivered by the The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

This is a 1-day format with 2 streams, followed by a 3-course dinner in the Terrace Room at L'Aqua Restaurant, overlooking beautiful Cockle Bay.

The conference provides attendees with an excellent educational and networking opportunity as well as attracting up to 6 CLE/CPD points. It is attended by plaintiff and defendant lawyers as well as representatives of the various regulators and insurers.


  • Justice for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse - The Ellis Defence and Sentencing Principles. Greens MP & Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge will discuss proposed changes to NSW law to overturn the Ellis Defence to sue the Catholic Church and make it possible for victims to sue the Church and to update the sentencing practice to reflect current social and legal understandings of child sexual abuse.
  • Richard Williams of the QLD Bar will take us through Statutory wills – what are they, and when might an application be warranted?
  • David Baran of Jack Shand Chambers explains why you Don’t Settle Without Knowing the DSS Payback and Preclusion Period!
  • CTP Insurance Scheme Reform: The Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2017 - Andrew Stone SC.
  • Workers Compensation Masterclass presented by Tim Concannon of Carroll & O'Dea and Paul Macken of Leigh Virtue & Assoc.
  • Assessment of Damages for Overseas Claimants - Michael Lee will talk you through the crucial issues you need to consider when dealing with an injured client from overseas
  • PLUS the Annual Case Review and sessions on ethics and expert evidence.


Event Details


Dockside Convention Centre, Balcony Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Wheat Rd, Sydney


Friday 17 March 2017: 8.30am-5.00pm (Registration from 8.00am)

Followed by dinner 6.30pm-9.00pm at L'Aqua Restaurant (Terrace Room), Cockle Bay


Situated on the rooftop of Cockle Bay Wharf, L'Aqua offers with fresh, innovative cuisine and fine wine with uninterrupted views
of Cockle Bay and Darling Harbour.

6.30pm: Pre-dinner drinks (Terrace Balcony)
7.00pm-9.30pm: Dinner (Terrace Room)
GUEST SPEAKER: Work/Life Balance - Don't Mention the War?
Dr Mary Langcake


(1.5% surcharge applies for credit card payments)

Voting & non-voting member: $950

Non-member: $1,250

** CLICK HERE to learn more about membership.


This event is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to approximately 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 conferences@lawyersalliance.com.au or phone (02) 9258 7700.

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