QLD’s Justice McMurdo to speak at annual law conference

11th Feb 2015

Queensland Justice the Hon. Margaret McMurdo AC, President of the Court of Appeal, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) annual Queensland State Conference.

The conference is being held at the Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa, Gold Coast, from Friday 13 February from 8.30am and will examine legal issues ranging from the National Disability Insurance Scheme through to public liability and the Civil Liability Act.

ALA Qld President Michelle James said the Queensland State Conference would be an outstanding networking opportunity more than 300 local lawyers and other legal professionals already registered to attend.

Ms James said the conference had a packed program, demonstrating the commitment that ALA’s Queensland branch had to the professional development of the local legal community.

“This year the Australian Lawyers Alliance’s Queensland State Conference will focus on the fundamental issues which will give lawyers across Queensland the edge in their practice,” Ms James said.

“Having a keynote speaker as auspicious as Queensland Chief Justice the Hon. Margaret McMurdo AC is a great testament to the quality of the speakers who will be presenting during the conference.”

“With the conference being held only weeks after the landmark state election, issues such as the future of the workers compensation scheme in Queensland will certainly be up for discussion,” Ms James said.

Ms James said that Justice McMurdo’s Keynote Address would cover Developments in The Law of Negligence – Have Plaintiffs Lost The Shirt From Their Backs?

Other conference highlights will include:

  • Repetitive Strain Injury – Understanding the Mechanics: Dr Mark Robinson, Upper Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mater Hospital and Justin O’Sullivan, Ergonomist, Ergowork
  • Catastrophic Injury, NDIS and NSW Lifetime Care – Managing a Claim in The New Climate: Gerard Mullins, Darrow Chambers
  • Pleading the law – Grappling with Liability and The Civil Liability Act 2003 in Pleadings: Graeme Crow QC
  • Economic Loss – Proving the Case for A Young Plaintiff With A Bright Future: Justin Harper, Darrow Chambers and Michelle James, Principal, Maurice Blackburn

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 here

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