Governor of Tasmania to speak at national law conference

14th Oct 2015

Her Excellency Professor The Hon Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) annual National Conference.

With issues such as workers compensation, Comcare, the NDIS, human rights and criminal justice on the Conference agenda, members of the Australian legal profession are highly recommended to attend to stay abreast of the latest developments in these fields.

The two-day ALA National Conference is being held at Wrest Point, Hobart, from Friday 23 October, from 8:30am  and will examine legal issues ranging from ’Do Lawyers Have Rights’ through to ’State of the Nation – Workers Compensation’ and ’Justice for All – or Access for Some?’.

ALA Tasmania President Henry Pill said the ALA National Conference 2015 would be an outstanding networking opportunity for the more than 120 personal injury, human rights and criminal law lawyers and other legal professionals who had already registered to attend.

Mr Pill said that this year’s conference had a packed program, demonstrating the commitment that the ALA had to the professional development of its more than 1400 members.

“This year the Australian Lawyers Alliance’s Hobart National Conference will concentrate on the core issues which will give personal injury and compensation lawyers across Australia the edge in their practice,” Mr Pill said.

“Having Her Excellency Professor The Hon Kate Warner AM as keynote speaker is a great testament to the quality of the conference and the issues to be discussed.”

“With the rights and entitlements of workers under attack in jurisdictions across the country, issues such as the future of the workers compensation scheme at both a state and federal will certainly be up for discussion,” Mr Pill said.

Other conference highlights will include:

  • Former NSW District Court judge Margaret Sidis reflects on Lawyer's rights.
  • Tasmanian Supreme Court Judge The Hon Stephen Estcourt speaking about ‘Justice for All – or Access for Some?’
  • Up-to-date panel discussion commentary on motor vehicle law and work cover schemes
  • The state of play of discrimination actions in the Federal court
  • Updates from legal specialists on the NDIS, NIIS and Comcare
  • Ergonomist and engineer Ted Dohrmann providing insight into identifying liability in stair accidents.
  • Catherine Cheek of Clewett Lawyers speaking about Enduring Power of Attorney - What are you really signing up for?

The conference attracts up to 10 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 by clicking here.