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The ACT Branch was established in 2021 and has received overwhelming support from colleagues from within the private and government sector.

Uniquely positioned in the nation’s capital, the ACT Branch aims to be the key touchpoint and advocate for advancing cultural diversity in both the private and public legal sector.

We believe that this goal can only be achieved with the support of members across all levels of the profession and we welcome allies from all backgrounds.

We are proud to have built a close-knit community of members across the profession, including students, public servants, practising and in-house lawyers, barristers and consultants.

The ACT Branch Committee pays its respects to the Ngambri and Ngunnawal people, the traditional owners of the land on which we live. We acknowledge their Elders, past, present and emerging and we are committed to working with their community to fulfil a vision of diversity that celebrates and empowers all First Nations people.

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The ACT Branch consists of the Committee and Members. The Committee is elected by Members at each Annual General Meeting. The purpose of the Committee is to steer and lead the ACT Branch, building the ACT Branch membership, advocating for and on behalf of Members and working with the National Executive to achieve the collective AALA Objectives.

The ACT Committee meets every two months to plan regular events and projects that serve and celebrate our Members.

To join the ACT Branch Committee, you must be a registered Member of AALA. We encourage you to attend the ACT Branch events and participate in our work before applying to be a Committee Member. We are an intersectional Branch and enjoy a diversity of voices, backgrounds and experiences and encourage all students and practitioners to join the ACT Branch Committee.

For more information about the AALA and how we operate, please read our Constitution and National Policies.

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The ACT Branch is new and growing! We always welcome new Members and ideas. If you have a particular interest, such as representing students, government or delving into a particular area such as advocacy, please contact our Committee at and we would love to hear from you.

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