Later Lawyers Networking Lunch- Tuesday 21 April, 1-2pm
Later Lawyers’ networking lunches offer the perfect opportunity for later lawyers to get together and share their experiences and hear from a guest speaker who has also entered the law later in life.
This session's speaker will be Joh Kirby- Executive Director of the Victoria Law Foundation. A lawyer and plain language advocate, Joh Kirby has led the foundation since 2008. Her commitment to improving legal communication has helped establish the foundation in its role as Victoria’s only dedicated community legal education body. In 2010, Joh was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigate best practice in community legal education. She often speaks on the subject of plain language and the law, sharing the experiences of the foundation with other organisations in Victoria and at international conferences. Most recently, she worked with the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to improve their online communication. Before her appointment, Joh was the foundation’s Grants Manager and a lawyer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Joh is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Career Pathways with the Juris Doctor: Monday 23 March, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Representatives from The Victorian Bar (including a QC), PwC, Coles, and the Law Institute of Victoria will be visiting RMIT JD students to share their advice about career pathways within their organisation and the industry.
Come prepared with any questions you have as each organisation presents and 'demystifies' processes like entry into The Bar and working at a professional services firm.
Don't miss out - register via Careerhub!
The Victorian legal profession will gather to observe one minute’s silence for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australians facing the death penalty in Indonesia.
Justice Lex Lasry of the Supreme Court of Victoria will briefly address the gathering before the minute’s silence.
The vigil is supported by the Australian Bar Association, with President Fiona McLeod SC attending.
We would encourage you all to attend this vigil.
What: Legal profession vigil for Sukumaran & Chan
Speaker, Justice Lex Lasry
When: 8.30am, Wednesday 18 February 2015
Where: County Court forecourt
Corner of Lonsdale & William Streets, Melbourne
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