Lawyers to pack out Marriott Resort for annual ALA Qld conference

11th Feb 2014

More than 300 lawyers and legal academics will fill the main conference room of the Marriott Resort, this weekend, as part of the annual Australian Lawyers Alliance two-day Queensland Conference.

Dignitaries presenting at the Friday/Saturday conference include keynote speaker and retired Supreme Court of Queensland judge, Hon Justice George Fryberg, who will discuss “Perspectives on Advocacy” and barrister and recipient of the 2009 Human Rights Medal, Stephen Keim SC, who will discuss “The Human Rights Implications of Queensland’s Rush to Legislate”, at the conference.

Also jointly presenting on “The Dying Plaintiff – Managing Their Claim” will be the manager of Maurice Blackburn’s Queensland Medical Law Department, Sarah Atkinson, and a barrister who represented relatives of Palm Island’s Cameron Doomadgee and the Townsville Blackhawk helicopter disaster, Gerard Mullins.

The Australian Lawyers Alliance Civil Justice Award will be presented on Friday. The award recognises those who go beyond the call of duty to protect and promote justice, freedom and the rights of the individual.

ALA Queensland President, Michelle James, said the number of people attending the conference was indicative of a quality program and that the annual Queensland Conference was an important event when lawyers and academics from different regions in Queensland, as well as other Australian jurisdictions, had an opportunity to exchange ideas.

“ALA lawyers will also be meeting to discuss concerns over the recent attacks on the justice system by the Queensland Government, and ways to safeguard the rule of law and the rights of the individual” Ms James said.

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

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