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  • 29 Nov 2018 2:44 PM | Anonymous

    The AALA extends its congratulations to our very own William Lye OAM (immediate past National Vice President and current Victorian Committee Member) and Cam Truong (former AALA Secretary) on their appointments today as Senior Counsel in Victoria by Chief Justice Ferguson.


  • 24 Nov 2018 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    The AALA would like to congratulate the Victorian President of AALA, Daniel Nguyen, who was recently re-elected to the Victorian Bar Council Committee for 2018-2019.

    More information about his profile can be found in the link below : https://www.vicbar.com.au/public/about/governance/bar-council

  • 29 Oct 2018 9:21 AM | Anonymous

    If you are a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, please support our very own Vice-President, Molina Asthana, in her bid to be re-elected to the LIV Council at the upcoming elections.

    Molina's statement can be viewed here.

  • 25 Oct 2018 4:55 PM | Anonymous

    The Law Institute of Victoria will be holding a workshop on diversity and inclusion in workplaces as part of its Wellbeing Program. Details of the event are as follows:

    Tuesday 30 October 2018
    1 - 2pm
    LIV Lecture Theatre, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne
    FREE for all to attend

    Further details are available on the LIV website.

  • 24 Oct 2018 9:24 PM | Anonymous

    On Tuesday evening 16 October 2018, Daniel Nguyen (Victorian President of AALA), Kerry Truong (Victorian Secretary of AALA) and John Leung (barrister) spoke on a panel about career pathways outside of top-tier commercial law firms, the importance of cultural diversity in the legal profession and the AALA’s role in promoting greater cultural diversity in the law. 


    The Q&A session was thought provoking and the law students raised issues concerning the collection of cultural background data as well as how a person born overseas might go about maintaining their cultural traditions whilst adapting to Australian culture. 


    Many thanks to Monash Law Faculty for holding and sponsoring the event with AALA which was held at Monash Law Chambers. Law students are encouraged to support and join the AALA (for a small fee of $10) via http://www.aala.org.au/membership-application

  • 10 Oct 2018 8:56 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members,

    As many of you would know, the elections for the Law Institute of Victoria are underway. One of our members, Zubair Mian is seeking election this year.

    If you are an LIV member, we encourage you to support diversity in the LIV council and consider voting for our member. A brief introduction is as below.

    Zubair Mian 

    I am humbled, privileged and honoured to be seeking re-election to the LIV Council having been elected for a three year term in 2015. 

    I Graduated from Melbourne University in1985, was admitted to practice in 1986, and member of the LIV since my admission. I am an experienced commercial litigator at Mian Phillips & Co, the firm I established in 1988 after a two year stint as employee solicitor.

    I believe Strong leadership is essential in representing LIV member’s interest.I understand the issues and concerns faced by practitioners on a daily basis. My diverse experience gained over decades of Legal Practice, inspires me to represent you with compassion, sincerity and conviction. I believe some values are worth fighting for. LIV members must always come first and receive value for money, paid through their membership fees. After all, The LIV is a Member based organisation.  It has moved too far to the right and has been operating as a business in recent times rather than representing the interest and welfare of its members. Member’s health & wellbeing is of utmost importance. I am a strong advocate for cultural, ethnic and gender diversity in the Legal Profession. I am passionate about improving conditions for young lawyers; assisting new graduates find work experience and employment in their chosen profession to gain experience and to progress in their carrier. I currently serve as:- 

    ·       LIV Council/Board member, I am on  Committees including, LIV Executive committee as 5thExecutive, Bail review, building working Group, Committee overseeing Investing Building sale proceeds, Diversity, Access to Justice, LIV Awards, Membership and various other Committees;

    ·       President, of ESLA Inc. since 2012; 

    ·       Founding member and Vice President of AALA Asian Australian Lawyers Association, Inc. (AALA) until 2017, President Vic AALA until October 2018 AGM and now Committee member, www.aala.org.au;

    ·       Registered Mentor with LIV & AALA;

    ·       LIV Council Liaison for Northern Suburbs Law Association (NSLA) & MPLA.

    For more information, please visit LIV's website at : https://www.liv.asn.au/About/Council-Governance/LIV-Council-Elections

  • 10 Oct 2018 5:19 PM | Anonymous

    The National President and Committee of AALA congratulates former VMC Commissioner on his appointment as Australian Human Rights Commission's new Racial Discrimination Commissioner. We look forward to working with Chin Tan, who is a lawyer, to seek cultural diversity outcomes in our legal profession. 

    To read the official announcement on the AHRC website, please click here.

  • 06 Oct 2018 8:38 PM | Anonymous

    The AALA recently held its 2018 Annual General Meeting in Melbourne, broadcasting live in different cities, including Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. 
    It would not have been possible without the generous sponsor of Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers.
    Congratulations to all committee members recently elected, or re-elected.
    Looking forward to a new year of exciting events, collaborations and new opportunities, onwards and upwards!
    #aalaeventsmelb #culturaldiversity

  • 24 Sep 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The 2018 AGM of the AALA will be held on Thursday 4 October 2018 at 6.30pm AEST / 4.30pm AWST.

    Branch Meetings for each of the AALA State Branches will be held immediately prior at 5.30pm AEST (4.00pm AWST for the WA Branch Meeting).

    For more information and to register for the Branch Meetings and AGM, please click on the relevant link below:

    New South Wales  Victoria Western Australia   Queensland

    Materials for the 2018 AALA AGM are available below:

    Notice of AGM

    AGM Proxy Form

    AALA Executive Committee Nomination Form

    Please refer to the relevant Branch Meeting pages above for the relevant proxy form and Branch Committee nomination form.

  • 21 Sep 2018 7:11 PM | Reimen Hii (Administrator)

    The Queensland Asian Australian Lawyers Association branch is holding its inaugural Litigation Workshop on Thursday morning 8 November 2018.  Tea, coffee, and a light breakfast will be provided.

    The topic will be “What to Do When Things Go Wrong”. What do you do when:

    • the day before a contested hearing you learn that your opponent has briefed a barrister that acted for your client 6 months ago on a direct access brief?
    • you go to receive a civil judgment and the judge has unexpectedly ruled against your client
    • your client is sentenced to an actual term of imprisonment and the corrective services officers start to circle?

    The Workshop will be delivered by a panel of barristers from a range of experience and practice areas. It is designed to give lawyers within the first 5 years of practice practical advice and tips they need when practising in litigation.  

    Date: Thursday 8 November 2018 
    Venue: Baker McKenzie, Level 8, 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 
    Time: 7.15am for a 7.45am start 
    Cost: Free for AALA members, $10 for practitioners, $5 for students

    For further details and to register go to www.aala.org.au/event-3068023.

    Registrations are essential as spaces are strictly limited.





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