As part of Law Week, His Honour Chief Judge Kidd of the County Court of Victoria will speak about the legal community’s burgeoning diversity, with increasing numbers of practitioners coming from different ethnic backgrounds. Even though this diversity is seen in practitioners it is yet to be appropriately reflected on the bench. The Chief Judge will talk about the strides made thus far to accomodate the diverse legal community; the challenges that lie ahead and the cost to our legal system if the bench does not reflect the diverse society in which we live.
Event title: Cultural Diversity in the Law
Date and time: Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Venue: Australian Intercultural Society, Suite 2, 441 St Kilda Rd, MELBOURNE, VIC 3004
His Honour Judge Kidd has been Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria since 28 September 2015 and previously was Senior Crown Prosecutor, Senior Counsel, Solicitor for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and an International Prosecutor at the War Crimes Chamber of the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The event will be moderated by Molina Asthana, Vice President of the National Executive of the AALA and principal of Swarup Asthana Lawyers, practicing in commercial law. Molina has worked at top tier firms and at the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office. She has also received multiple awards for her work championing cultural diversity, including the Victorian Multicultural Award for Excellence in 2014 and 2016.
The event is organized by Australian Intercultural Society (AIS), a not for profit organisation operating in Melbourne since 2000 with the aims of promoting multiculturalism and fostering intercultural and interfaith dialogue. The event is free but bookings are essential. A light lunch with coffee and tea will be offered.
For more information on the event go to: https://lawweek.net.au/event/cultural-diversity-in-the-law/ or contact AIS on 03 9867 2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets can be booked at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cultural-diversity-in-the-law-with-chief-judge-peter-kidd-registration-59863860418