Our Young Lawyers are now more connected than ever before, via their own dedicated Facebook page. It went live last week, and is already attracting lots of “likes”. Check it for the latest news, events information and relevant resources to those starting out in the law.
I am extremely proud of the work done by our Young Lawyers to develop their new Facebook page. Young Lawyers is our largest section with over 7600 members, of whom 2500 are law students. As you’d expect, they are early adopters. And they have been pushing us for some time to give them a Facebook forum to share resources and information. Please take the time to have a look – it is a great resource. And while I can’t thank every person involved in its development, I would like to acknowledge the work done by our Young Lawyers President Jonathan Elliot and our Young Lawyers Manager Anna Alexander.
Here are some snippets from the current page:
Keeping your Privates Private
Social Media, Workplace Surveillance and You!
This Hot Topics seminar, at the LIV on Thursday 8 September, will look at privacy rights including:
- If I blog about my boss and get fired for it, is that a valid dismissal
- Is my blackberry being tracked by my employer
- What rights do I have to have information removed from Google or Facebook.
Speakers include VLRC chair Professor Neil Rees and Privacy Commissioner Helen Versey. Register now.
Australian Young Lawyers Conference
With the Law Council of Australia, we are proud to host the 2011 Australian Young Lawyers conference in Melbourne for the first time next month. Sessions include Advocacy, Ethics, and Taming your e mail.
Golden Gavel Competition
After the conference, registrants are invited to attend the National Golden Gavel Competition
. Support our Victorian finalists – Nick Russell from Malleson Stephen Jaques and Daniel Kinsey from Allens Arthur Robinson – as they compete to be national champion. Participants get just 24 hours to prepare their five-minute presentation before they come before our judges, Justice Betty King and barrister Mark Holden.
Have a look at our seven young lawyers committees and join one that interests you. Consider writing an article for the Young Lawyers Journal summer edition. Find out about what’s new and hot topics for young lawyers in the one place.
Have you had a look at our Facebook page? What do you think? Comment here.