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Cite as: April 2015 89 (4) LIJ, p.21

Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association

Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia Robert French (pictured) launched the Queensland chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association on 30 January. Queensland Supreme Court Chief Justice Timothy Carmody (left) also attended the launch.

Chinese new year

Adviceline Injury Lawyers was a sponsor of the Springvale Chinese New Year festival on 15 February. More than 60,000 people attended the festival, including Adviceline solicitor Marie Pham and her daughter.

Meet the Author Simon Smith

Monash University Faculty of Law adjunct senior research fellow Dr Simon Smith discussed his book, Barristers Solicitors Pettifoggers: Profiles in Australian Colonial Legal History, at a free public event hosted by the LIV. The event was the first in a new series of monthly author talks. Dr Smith is pictured with LIV bookshop manager Owen Hyde.

Asian Australian Lawyers Association lunar new year

The Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA) celebrated the lunar new year on 4 March with lawn bowls, karaoke and pool. Pictured: AALA treasurer Molina Asthana, AALA vice president Zubair Mian, Attorney-General Martin Pakula and AALA president Reynah Tang. LIV president Katie Miller played lawn bowls at the event.

Vietnamese delegation visit

A delegation from the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association visited the LIV on 2 February to discuss the Victorian justice system and how the LIV operates as a membership organisation. Vietnam Lawyers’ Association president Dr Nguyen Van Quyen is pictured with LIV acting general manager Public Affairs and Legal Policy Kerry O’Shea.

Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch

Associate Professor Clare Wright spoke about the history of women and democracy in Australia. More than 250 people attended the event hosted by the LIV and Victorian Women Lawyers (VWL). Pictured: Ms Wright, Chief Justice Marilyn Warren, Attorney-General Martin Pakula, the Hon Linda Dessau, LIV president Katie Miller and VWL immediate past convener Verity Shepherdson.


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