NSW: Inaugural Chapter Oration delivered by The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC – 20 August 2018

The inaugural NSW Chapter Oration explored the concept of truth within our common law system and the relationship between that concept of truth and the concept of justice.

The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC of the High Court of Australia delivered the Oration on 20 August 2018.

A large audience of HAL members and guests enjoyed His Honour’s Oration, titled “Truth and Justice and Sheep” at the Federal Law Courts Building in Sydney.

His Honour’s paper, titled “Truth and justice and sheep“, can now be downloaded from the HAL website.

The HAL NSW Chapter Patron, The Hon Justice Melissa Perry, introduced the Hon Justice Gageler AC.

President of HAL, Mr Mal Varitimos CBE QC, speech of welcome to those at the inaugural NSW Chapter Oration, highlighting an important purpose of the Association: providing continuing legal education and the exchange of legal information.

Following the Oration guests enjoyed a Drinks Reception in the boardroom of Sparke Helmore Lawyers, who kindly sponsored the event.

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NSW: Welcome for Professor Alivizatos, speaking on “Authoritarian Democracy – Populism, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe. Recent Developments from a Greek Perspective” 27 June 2017

Professor Nicos C. Alivizatos

Members of the NSW Chapter attended an event recently that perfectly matches the international vision of HAL outlined by NSW Chief Justice, the Hon. Tom Bathurst AC.

Members and guests of the NSW Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association were privileged to hear a lecture from Professor Nicos C. Alivizatos, Professor of Law at the University of Athens, speaking on “Authoritarian Democracy – Populism, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe. Recent Developments from a Greek Perspective”.

As NSW Chief Justice The Honourable Tom Bathurst AC remarked in his address at the NSW Chapter launch, a core purpose of HAL is to facilitate “links and exchanges between lawyers of Greek  origin  and Philhellenic lawyers both in Australia and around the world, with a view to fostering  friendship,   trade,   cultural   and   educational   exchange”.

Professor Alivizatos’s visit and lecture added to the Hellenic community’s consistent civic contribution to Australian society, enriched by the unique experiences that people from other countries and cultures bring to our shores.

NSW Chapter Patron of HAL, The Honourable Justice Melissa Perry, Federal Court of Australia, also addressed the audience.

The NSW Chapter also, in October 2017, held a members’ event at the Hellenic Club at which they hosted delegates of Hellenic origin attending the International Bar Association conference in Sydney.

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NSW: Launch of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (NSW Chapter) by The Hon Chief Justice Bathurst AC – 11 November 2016

The launch of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (NSW Chapter) was held in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court of NSW,  on Friday, 11 November 2016.

The Honourable Chief Justice Tom Bathurst AC launched the NSW Chapter. The NSW Patron of HAL, The Honourable Justice Melissa Perry, Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, also spoke at the launch.

A number of distinguished interstate guests attended, including the National Patron of HAL, Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, as well as Justice Emilios Kyrou and Justice Anthe Philippides.

Speeches

Speech from The Honourable Chief Justice Tom Bathurst AC

Speech from The Honourable Justice Melissa Perry, Justice of the Federal Court of Australia and NSW Patron of HAL

The event was proudly sponsored by the Bank of Sydney and the Hellenic Club  (Sydney).

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For more information contact nswchapter@hal.asn.au or Mal Varitimos CBE QC (07) 3008 4200.