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Events

The Law Society hosts or coordinates events for both solicitors and the community. These are designed to forge connections between individual solicitors and the wider legal community, and put schools, students and the general public in touch with the legal profession.

Highlights of the Society's events calendar are included below. For a full listing of events, searchable by event type, see the CLE & Events Calendar.

Highlights of our events calendar

Time of year

President’s Welcome and cocktail function for newly admitted lawyers.

Throughout the year

Opening of Law Term Dinner
Continuing the tradition of providing a platform for the public discussion
of issues that go to the heart of the legal system.

February

NSW Young Lawyers - The Great Debate
Organised by the NSW Young Lawyers Civil Litigation Committee

April

Wednesday Connexions
An inaugural peer networking event for members hosted by Member Connexions

April

Golden Gavel Public Speaking Competition
One of the most entertaining events on the legal calendar, organised by NSW Young Lawyers.

May

NSW Young Lawyers Mid-Year Assembly
A planning conference for the future direction of NSW Young Lawyers.

May

NSW Young Lawyers - State of the Unions: The Workplace Debate
Organised by the NSW Young Lawyers Workplace and Safety Law Committee 

May

Confidence in the Courtroom
An interactive advocacy skills program for practitioners with little or no courtroom experience or advocacy training.

June

NSW Young Lawyers Mentoring Program Launch

July

NSW Young Lawyers - Sir Anthony Mason Constitutional Law Essay Prize Night
Organised by the NSW Young Lawyers Public Law and Government Committee 

July

Annual Conference for Accredited Specialists
A CPD conference for accredited specialists in the areas of property, business and personal injury law.

August

NSW Young Lawyers - Cross Industry Trivia Night
A charity trivia night fundraiser organised in conjunction with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

August

NSW Young Lawyers - Public Interest Careers Fair
An opportunity to meet representatives from public interest organisations and find out about their graduate programs

August

Government Solicitors' Conference
CLE conference for public sector practitioners.

September

NSW Young Lawyers - State of the Profession Address
An opportunity to hear from the Patron of NSW Young Lawyers on an issue important to the practise of law.

September

NSW Young Lawyers - Young Justice Program, Years 5 & 6

September

Young Professionals Charity Ball
An annual charity fundraising event organised by NSW Young Lawyers in conjunction with other young professional bodies.

September

Law Society Annual Members Dinner
An opportunity to thank all who have contributed to the work of the Law Society over the course of the year.

October

Rural Issues Conference
Covering legal issues that affect rural practitioners in their day-to-day practise of law.

October

NSW Young Lawyers - Long Range Planning Meeting

October

NSW Young Lawyers - McCallum Medal Competition
An annual public speaking event in honour of Professor RON McCallum AO.

October

NSW Young Lawyers Past Presidents and Chairmen Cocktail Function

October

NSW Young Lawyers - Young Justice Program, Years 7 & 8

October

NSW Young Lawyers Annual Assembly
An occasion to celebrate the achievements of NSW Young Lawyers, hear from experts and vote for next year's leaders.

November

NSW Young Lawyers - Board Ready Event
A Q&A style event designed to uncover the mysteries of boards to young lawyers.

November

Mock Trial Grand Final
The popular competition for schools throughout NSW and the ACT.

December

Specialist Accreditation Cockatil Reception
Cocktail reception for new specialists.

December

Specialist Seminars covering areas of practice for solicitors.

December

 

 

 

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