SA: Between Two Olive Trees – John William Perry AO Oration 2021

The South Australian Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association hosted the John William Perry AO QC Oration on 17 September at the Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo.

This year’s Oration featured an ‘on the couch’ Q&A session entitled “Between Two Olive Trees”, with guests The Honourable Vickie Chapman MP, Attorney-General and The Honourable Kyam Maher MLC, Shadow Attorney-General.

It was moderated by Mr Anthony Durkin, Barrister, Villeneuve Smith Chambers.

The event also featured guest speaker Dr James Muecke AM, the 2020 Australian of the Year and Chairman of Sight for All.

Guests also enjoyed a three-course Greek banquet, premium drinks and entertainment.

Pictures from the Event

SA: Young Lawyers Networking Event

The South Australian Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association hosted a professional networking event for emerging legal practitioners to connect and share ideas and experiences with each other and with senior legal practitioners on the South Australian HAL committee.

Guests included The Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia, as well as HAL SA Chapter Committee members Louis Leventis and Harry Patsias.

It was held at the 2KW Rooftop Bar & Restaurant in Adelaide on 24 June and attracted many participants.

This event presented a unique opportunity to inform, celebrate and promote Hellenic ideals, cultural harmony and diversity across the emerging legal profession and for emerging legal practitioners to consider the way in which such ideals continue to shape and benefit the legal profession now and in the future.

Pictures from the event

SA: The John Perry AO QC Oration 2019 – 30 Aug 2019

The South Australian Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association hosted the John William Perry AO QC Oration before a capacity crowd on 30 August in Adelaide.

The well-attended Oration took the format of a “Great Debate”, with the topic: “The role of lawyers in modern society is in terminal decline”, and was held at the Published Arthouse.

Photographs from the Event

The “For” team consisted of Enzo Belperio (Barrister – Bar Chambers), Rachael Gray QC (Barrister – Victoria Square Chambers) and The Honourable Justice Samuel Doyle (Supreme Court of South Australia).

The “Against” team consisted of William Boucaut QC (Barrister – Len King Chambers), Mark Livesey QC (Barrister – Bar Chambers) and The Honourable Justice Natalie Charlesworth (Federal Court of Australia).

Adjudicator was The Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis (Supreme Court of South Australia).

The Honourable Justice Melissa A Perry (Federal Court of Australia) was Speaker.

For more information about the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association in South Australia contact Louis Leventis at lleventis@leventislawyers.com.au or call (08) 8410 0008

SA: Recent Developments in Elder Law Seminar – 16 May 2019

HAL (SA) hosted a CPD recently on the topic of ‘Recent Developments in Elder Law’, presented by the Solicitor-General of South Australia, Dr Chris Bleby, and Mark Livesey QC.

Mark Livesey QC addresses the CPD Seminar: Recent Developments in Elder Law

Both eminent advocates, and Counsels on the reserved decision of the Full Court following the decision of Stanley J in BC v Public Advocate [2018] SASC 193 in the Supreme Court of SA.

The CPD was attended by 24 attendees.

Following the speakers, the floor was opened to questions, which continued for some 30 minutes thereafter.

The topic had wide appeal. It involves areas of law, such as, Elder Law, Statutory Construction, Guardianship Act, the Human Rights of the protected person being detained, Criminal Law, etc.

The night was a resounding success once again.