ACT Chief Justice to speak at annual lawyers conference

16th Sep 2014

ACT Supreme Court Chief Justice the Hon. Helen Murrell will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) annual ACT Branch Conference.

The conference is being held at QT Canberra on Friday 19 September from 8.30am and will examine legal issues ranging from the ACT motor accidents legislation through to working with lifetime care and catastrophic compensation schemes.

ALA ACT President Phil Schubert said the ACT conference would be an outstanding networking opportunity with 75 lawyers and other legal professionals already registered to attend.

Mr Schubert said the conference had a packed program, demonstrating the commitment that ALA’s ACT branch had to the professional development of the local legal community.

“This year the Australian Lawyers Alliance’s ACT conference will focus on the nuts and bolts issues which will give lawyers across Canberra the edge in their practice,” Mr Schubert said.

“Having a keynote speaker as auspicious as ACT Supreme Court Chief Justice the Hon. Helen Murrell speaks volumes for the quality of the speakers who will be presenting on the day.”

Other conference highlights:

  • Forgotten Rights: An Idiot’s Guide to Pleading the Untapped Potential of the ACT Human Rights Act: Sean Costello, Human Rights Commission and Noor Blumer, Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers
  • ACT CTP Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls: James Treloar, Special Counsel, Maliganis Edwards Johnson
  • The New Offers of Compromise Regime and How to Win cases and Influence Judges: Master David Mossop, ACT Supreme Court
  • Understanding Psychological Tests Administered for Legal Reports: Dr Bruce Stevens, Associate Professor in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, University of Canberra
  • Working with Lifetime Care and Catastrophic Schemes: Andrew Stone, Sir James Martin Chambers and Janine McIlwraith, Catherine Henry Partners

The conference attracts up to 6 CLE/CPD points and is attended by plaintiff and defendant lawyers as well as representatives of the various regulators and insurers.

The Australian Lawyers Alliance is a national, non-profit association that promotes justice, freedom and the rights of the individual.

The full conference program can be found here.

Tags: ACT