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In 2020, AALA launched the inaugural AALA National Cultural Diversity Summit (Summit). The Summit brings together leading international practitioners, thinkers and performers to critically examine and discuss a road map for Cultural Diversity in the Law.  The Summit is designed to explore four key pillars: 


  1. The role of cultural leadership in the legal industry and the wider community.

  2. The need to improve access to the law for culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

  3. Reform of the judicial appointment process in Australia.

  4. The strength and value in pursuing further collaboration between culturally and linguistically diverse lawyer associations and the wider legal industry.


In 2020, the Summit was held entirely online and was free for all Members and the wider community. The Summit welcomed hundreds of people from across Australia and internationally, striking outcomes and launching key relationships that have continued to shape and strengthen our advocacy and engagement in the legal profession. The 2020 Summit Brochure can be viewed here.

The 2021 Summit theme was Cultural Diversity and the Legal Profession: Towards a More Inclusive Future. Key note speakers included the Hon. Diana Bryant AO, his Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Rabinder Singh, Cheryl Chan, Director, Remotely Legal, Remy Hii, Journalist and Actor (Neighbours and Crazy Rich Asians), Cross-cultural consultant, Tasneem Chopra OAM, Award- winning comedian Sami Shah; and, Hari Sivanesan will play you some sublime music. Hari has played for the BBC and with George Harrison from The Beatles.  The 2021 Summit Brochure can be viewed here.


AALA is throwing its doors wide open to the entire community and is giving all people, including students, policy-makers and practitioners, a chance to watch and participate in this conversation.


The annual Summits are ideal for those who actively work in the legal industry in roles of management, human resourcing and reform and equally for those people who work in the wider community to promote and advocate for intersectional diversity and equal access to justice.


The AALA National Summit is an ideal opportunity to expand your audience, networks and ability to forge change. The Summit provides an oppourtunity to our Sponsors and Partners to directly work with AALA and engage with our Members and audience. The Summit experience is interactive, specialised and vibrant providing our audience the chance to learn about your services and meaningfully connect with you.