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President 2017

Pauline Wright

BA LLB GAICD Spec Acc Local Government & Planning Law

2017 charity

Pauline Wright came to know the work of the Bara Barang Corporation Ltd through her involvement with the 5 Lands Walk, an annual cultural festival which includes members of the Aboriginal community working together with the broader community and celebrating culture and how it connects people to people and people to place.

Celebrate justice!

Don't miss the legal profession's most exciting arts events!

Just Art exhibition

The Just Art exhibition is now on at Gauge Gallery, Glebe from September 6-17. All artworks will be for sale during the exhibition. View the catalogue and prize winners here.

Just Music concert — Tickets on sale now!

The Just Music concert will be held at City Recital Hall, Sydney on the evening of September 28. Tickets are now available exclusively through the venue

Ticket information

Standard $55.
A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6, Phone $8. There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.

Special guest

The Law Society is proud to announce our special guest performer for Just Music, Lenka.

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Lenka is an Australian singer/songwriter, formerly of the band Decoder Ring, who has been releasing solo albums and touring worldwide for the last decade. She is best known for her songs The Show, Trouble Is A Friend and Everything At Once, which have had wide success, particularly in film and television. Her music has been used in movies including Moneyball and Easy A, television shows including Ugly Betty and Grey’s Anatomy, commercials for Microsoft and Coca Cola, and Billy Crystal performed her song at the 2012 Oscars. She is releasing her fifth album, Attune this year and is playing shows in America, China and locally. 

Pauline's profile

Pauline graduated in Arts Law in 1985 from Macquarie University. She was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1985 and has been in private practice since then. She is an accredited specialist in Local Government and Planning Law and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Pauline served on the Council of the Law Society almost continuously since 1997. She chairs the Environmental Planning & Development Law committee and is Deputy Chair of the Future Committee

A recent appointment to the Executive of the Law Council of Australia, Pauline sits on the LCA’s Access to Justice, National Criminal Law Liaison and Equality of Opportunity in the Law committees. She is also a past Director of the Law and Justice Foundation and the Legal Aid Commission of NSW, chairs Legal Aid’s Monitoring Committee and has sat on a number of panel selection committees for Legal Aid as well as its Human Rights committee.

Pauline has also been President of the Central Coast Chapter of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (NSW Division) for the past several years and is the Senior Vice President of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties, having been actively involved with the Council since 1988.

Apart from her wide experience in local government, planning and environmental law, Pauline also has considerable experience in property law and commercial litigation and an extensive background in criminal law.

Pauline's main interests outside the law are theatre, music, ocean swimming and surf lifesaving and she was a founder of the 5 Lands Walk community cultural festival on the Central Coast of NSW in 2005. She was, until taking up her appointment this year with the Law Society of NSW, Vice President of the 5 Lands Walk Inc and President of the 5 Lands Artists Collective Inc.

Requests for media interviews
Requests for media interviews with the President should be directed to the Law Society of New South Wales Media Adviser on phone: (02) 9926 0288 or mobile 0413440699.