Former Victorian Supreme Court Chief Justice to speak at state law con

27th Apr 2018

Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Hon Marilyn L Warren AC QC, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) annual Victoria State Conference being held at the seaside town of Lorne next week.

Justice Warren will speak about her experiences during her lengthy and storied legal career as barrister and as a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, in the context of the issues facing legal practitioners in today’s political and legal climate. Justice Warren is also a former Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria.

The winner of the ALA’s prestigious Victorian Civil Justice Award will also be announced during the conference. This award recognises individuals or organisations who have displayed outstanding advocacy in their support for human rights and social justice in Victoria.

With issues such as technology and artificial intelligence, superannuation and compensation on the agenda, members of the Victorian legal profession are strongly encouraged to attend this conference to stay abreast of the latest developments in these fields.

The two-day ALA Victorian State Conference is being held at the Mantra Lorne, in Lorne from Friday 4 May 2018 from 8:30am.

ALA Victoria interim President Geraldine Collins said the ALA Victoria State Conference 2018 would be an outstanding networking opportunity for the more than 210 personal injury, human rights and criminal law lawyers and other legal professionals who have already registered to attend.

Ms Collins said that this year’s conference had a packed program, demonstrating the commitment that the ALA has to the professional development of its more than 1,300 members.

“This year the Australian Lawyers Alliance’s Victorian Conference will focus on examining legislative developments, case studies and practical tips for new and experienced practitioners to successfully seek justice for their clients,” Ms Collins said.

“This year’s conference is particularly relevant for today’s plaintiff lawyer, including updates on such contemporary topics as ‘offers of compensation’, ‘superannuation, insurance and the right of subrogation’, and ‘technology and artificial intelligence’.”

“Having former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Hon Marilyn L Warren AC QC as keynote speaker demonstrates the quality of this year’s conference and the issues to be discussed,” Ms James said.

Other conference highlights will include:

  • Offers of compensation – Harry Gill, Partner, Robinson Gill Lawyers
  • Superannuation, insurance and the right of subrogation – Kim Shaw, Principal, Maurice Blackburn
  • Starting a new legal practice Nick Mann, Founder and Principal, Polaris Lawyers
  • Limitations of actions – Diana Costaras, Barrister, Foley's List
  • Update on the common law list – Julie Clayton, Common Law Division, Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Technology and artificial intelligence – Julian Uebergang, Managing Director, Neota Logic

The conference attracts up to 8 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.

Tags: Victoria