Queensland Conference 2020

Contact Information

02 9258 7700


Natalie Burt, Event Manager

This year we are organising a silent auction, with proceeds going to Drought Angels to support Australian Farmers. We are seeking donations to enter into the silent auction, if you would like to donate a gift please email events@lawyersalliance.com.au



The Star, Gold Coast
1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach


Registrations Open: 26th Sep 19 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 5th Feb 20 11:59 PM

Places Available: 1

  • Event date has passed
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Queensland Conference 2020

Program Highlights Speakers Fees & Information Registration Inclusions Social Events Awards Venue Accommodation FLIGHTS Pre & Post Conference Activities Sponsorship

Join us at the premier event for Queensland lawyer's, academics and other professionals who are dedicated to protecting and promoting justice, freedom and the rights of the individual.

Over the course of two days our expert presenters will discuss, analyse and give their perspectives on current personal injury legal issues. You will gain access to information that contributes to your professional development.

We have three concurrent streams, where sessions will cover sexual abuse, psychiatric claims, Medico-legal, Workers 'Compensation, Motor Vehicle and Public Liability.

Conference attendees can earn up to 10 CLE points and are invited to attend the networking events, including the Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge, mingle with other legal professionals and enjoy the new facilities at The Star, Gold Coast in the heart of Broadbeach.

Program Highlights

  • Storytelling – Prior inconsistent statements
    Gerard Mullins, Darrow Chambers
  • Review of sexual abuse cases
    Michelle James, Principal, Maurice Blackburn
  • Public liability case review
    Travis Schultz, Principal, Travis Schultz Law
  • How to turbo-charge your damage claims
    Chris McManus, Principal, Murphy's Law Accident Lawyers
  • Workers' compensation case review
    Damian Hinkley, Senior Associate, Cooper Grace Ward
  • Medico-legal exams
    Laura Neil, Endeavour Chambers
  • Litigation – How to embrace it, not fear it
    Bree Smith, Senior Associate/Legal Practice Manager, Shine Lawyers
  • Plus much more


Conference session times

Friday 7 February 2020 | 8:45am–5:30pm.

Saturday 8 February 2020 | 9:00am–4:45pm.

Fees and Information

Rates inclusive of GST

Early-bird registrations close Friday 13 December 2019

(Register and PAY)


ALA Member





Additional sponsor rep ( day pass only)

Contact our events team


Registration Inclusions

  • Access to all Conference sessions from Keynote Address to the closing session;
  • All lunches, morning and afternoon breaks;
  • Password to access ALA Queensland Conference event app through Attendeehub, which includes conference papers, maps, event schedules, push notifications, speaker biographies, Sponsor information and chance to interact with other delegates;
  • Admission to Welcome Reception on Thursday 6 February at The Star, Pool canapés and beverages from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Additional tickets can be purchased for Adults and Children;
  • Entrance to Conference Dinner to be held at The Star Marquee on Friday 7 February from 7:00pm. Plus access to participate in the silent auction.
    Additional Adult tickets can be purchased.
  • Form for the ALA draw prize

Social Events

This function will be held on Thursday 6 February from 6:00- 8:00pm at Poolside, The Star, Gold Coast. Guests will be provided with canapés and beverages for 2 hours.

Admission is included with conference registration.
Additional guest tickets can be purchased upon registration. Rates are inclusive of GST.

Adult guest ticket $95.00
Child guest ticket $55.00

This event will be held at The Star Marquee from 7:00pm, be prepared an evening of spectacular food, beverages and entertainment. Meet us for pre-dinner drinks in the The Star Event Centre foyer.

This will be the ALA's first silent auction event, with all processed going to charity to be confirmed.

Additional guest tickets can be purchased upon registration. Rates are inclusive of GST.

Adult guest ticket $190.00

ALA assists Queensland farmers

More than two thirds of Queensland is now in drought, and the difficulties farmers have faced as a result have been compounded by recent bushfires.

The ALA will be holding a silent auction at the Queensland Conference Gala Dinner (7 February, Gold Coast), with 100% of the proceeds going to Drought Angels.

We are looking for people who are willing to donate gifts for the silent auction. If you can assist, please contact Natalie Burt at events@lawyersalliance.com.au or call 02 9258 7700.

If you would like to participate in the silent auction, members/guests from outside Queensland are now able to purchase tickets to the Gala Dinner only. For more information contact ALA Events at events@lawyersalliance.com.au or call 02 9258 7700.


Civil Justice Award

Each year the ALA presents a Queensland Civil Justice Award to a deserving recipient in accordance with the outlined criteria.

The Award provides a platform of recognition to an individual who has fought for justice. The Award generates significant media attention and provides additional opportunities for the recipient to raise further awareness about the issues for which they have fought, both within the legal fraternity and with the wider public.

Forward all nominations for The Civil Justice Award by close of business on Friday 13 December 2019 to Events@lawyersalliance.com.au


The Star Event Centre
1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach

Freshly renovated and ideally situated on Broadbeach Island, this slice of paradise is the perfect place to combine relaxation and learning. With over 500 luxurious rooms, enjoy sweeping coastal and hinterland views and kick back poolside. With award winning restaurants, a 24 hour casino and our Event Centre all within arm's reach, you have all the ingredients for a memorable stay - whether it's for business, pleasure, or a bit of both.

Plenary: Southport gallery
Concurrent Sessions: Southport 1-3 and Broadbeach 1-2
Exhibition:Gold Coast Room


The Star Gold Coast offers a secure, undercover, complimentary car park to all guests using the facilities. Access to the carpark is via Hooker Boulevard/Nerang-Broadbeach Rd or the Gold Coast Highway and T E Peters Drive. Valet parking is also available at a $40 per day.


The Star Gold Coast
1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach

Accommodation is available at the Conference venue, The Star Gold Coast.

A special accommodation rate has been negotiated for delegates wishing to stay at The Star Gold Coast. This is a Standard Room 'run of house’ rate. All accommodation rooms have views of the city or gardens. Each is serviced daily, receives a nightly turn down and contains two double beds or one king size bed, with a spacious sitting area and separate bathroom. Rooms with two double beds are limited and are available on a request basis only.

The discounted rate is valid from 6–8 February 2020. If you would like to secure accommodation outside of these dates at the discounted rate, please contact the ALA Event Manager via email.

Standard Room


Room rate per night

$264.00 inclusive of GST
Run of house
Discounted rate can only be secured through registration with the Australian Lawyers Alliance.


Please note that breakfast is not included in the above accommodation rates. Breakfast is available for $29.00 per person per day from 6:30–10:30am.


Complimentary wi-fi in accommodation and meeting rooms.
Terms and Conditions

Full payment of accommodation is required by Friday 20 December 2019.

The ALA will endeavour to sell the cancelled accommodation to another delegate. If we are unable to, the delegate wishing to cancel accommodation will be subject to 100% of the accommodate rate.

No-shows are subject to 100% of the accommodate rate.


Majority of accommodation are king bed configuration. If you require a twin room please specify during registration and email events@lawyersalliance.com.au.

If sharing a room with someone other than a partner, please state their name under 'share with' option when completing the registration. Please ensure that one of the delegates secures and pays for accommodation.

Upon check in, a credit card will be required and a $1.00 bond per night will be held on the card. Delegates will settle their account according to the hotel terms and conditions.


Qantas Airways, Virgin Blue and Jetstar operate flights to Gold Coast from major Australian cities and offer a range of flights and times to suit most schedules. To book your flights, go to the relevant website:




Prior to confirming and paying for a flight reservation online, please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions of travel, as flights are usually non-refundable once booked. Please ensure you make your flight booking in the name of your photo identification so you do not have any problem at check-in. Photo identification is a requirement for travel with all airlines.

ALA National Conference commences on Thurs 6 February 2020 6.00pm, and concludes on Saturday 8 February at 4:45pm.

Getting There

Please note that Gold Coast Airport is approximately a 45 min drive from Gold Coast Airport.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Please see below sponsorship opportunities available at the conference

  • Major Partner
  • Partner
  • Exhibitor
  • President Welcome Reception Sponsor
  • Conference Dinner Sponsor
  • Photo booth Sponsor
  • Conference App Sponsor
  • Lanyard Sponsor
  • Advertiser

Please contact enquiries@lawyersalliance.com.au to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Major Partners


Australian Unity Equity Trustees


Dohrmann Consulting Drake Medox