AALA SA BRANCH
ABOUT THE SA BRANCH
The Members of the South Australian Branch of AALA work across a broad range of practice areas. Most are based in the Adelaide central business district but a significant number practise in the suburbs and regional areas.
The SA Branch Committee has been active in establishing the SA Branch, and has already formed strong relationships with a variety of law firms, other professional services firms and professional bodies to achieve AALA’s Objectives. Our focus is on mentoring and strengthening the support networks for Asian Australian lawyers in SA.
Whilst our emphasis is on supporting Asian Australian lawyers, the SA Branch is not, and has never been exclusive, and we welcome all members of the SA legal profession so long as they have an interest in supporting cultural diversity in the profession.
The SA Branch Committee pays our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work, live and learn. We acknowledge Elders, past, present and emerging and will continue to advocate for the respect of elders, land and community with the objective of celebrating intersectional diversity and empowerment of all First Nations people worldwide.
2022 SA BRANCH MEMBERS
HOW WE OPERATE
The SA Branch consists of the Committee Members and Members. The Committee Members are elected by Members at each Annual General Meeting.
The purpose of the Committee is to set the direction of the SA Branch and carry out the AALA Objectives. The Committee is the first point of contact between the SA Branch and the National Executive.
The Committee meets at least monthly to plan events that seek to further establish and entrench networks for its Members.
You do not need to be formal Committee Member to participate in planning or organising events. The Committee frequently draws from the expertise of its Members on an ad hoc basis.
We encourage you to reach out to the Committee to assist in planning or organising some events before applying to be a Committee Member.
That said, the Committee, like AALA more broadly, appreciates and strives to obtain a diversity of viewpoints so encourages all Members to consider joining the Committee, or otherwise to assist it in an informal capacity.
For more information about the SA Branch Committee and how we operate, please read our Constitution and Policies, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WORK WITH US
Established in 2020, the SA Branch is continually growing and we encourage you to join our team:
Jessica Teoh, SA Branch President
Nathan Schwarz, SA Branch Secretary
Brian Vuong, Committee Member
Edwin Fah, Committee Member
Tina Tran, Committee Member
Vanessa Ho, Committee Member
Jessica Le, Committee Member
Audrey Lian, Committee Member