August 2020

A Lawyer’s Duty of Confidence – Webinar with Justice Emilios Kyrou, 20 Aug 2020

  • 20 August, 2020
  • Webinar

The Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association announces that Justice Emilios Kyrou will hold a webinar on “A Lawyer’s Duty of Confidence” to be delivered 6pm (AEST) Thursday 20 August.

The event is for HAL financial members and registered delegates for the 2020 HAL Rhodes conference.

Justice Emilios Kyrou is a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

He was appointed to that position in July 2014 after serving as a trial Judge since May 2008.

Prior to his judicial appointment, Justice Kyrou was a senior litigation partner in the international legal firm that is now known as King & Wood Mallesons.

His Honour is the second practising solicitor to be appointed directly as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria since it was established in 1852.

He is also the only Greek-born Justice of a superior court in Australia.

Justice Kyrou was an inaugural member of the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity. He is the Patron of the Australian Greek Welfare Society and the Victorian Patron of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association.

Registration for this event has now closed.

April 2020

VIC: Elder Abuse – A Legal Snapshot – 2 April 2020

  • 2 April, 2020
  • Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street Melbourne

The Victorian Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association invites all interested people to a discussion on the abuse of elders and an overview of practical problems and remedies.

It will be held on Thursday 2nd April 2020 at Holding Redlich, located on Level 8, 555 Bourke Street Melbourne.

Guest speakers for this event are:

  • Ms Jenny Mikakos MP – Minister for Health & Minister for Ambulance Services,
  • Mr Jacob Fronistas – OAM Victorian Bar, and
  • Ms Tina Douvos-Stathopoulos – CEO of PRONIA.

Drinks and canapés will be served from 6pm.

Discussion with guest speakers will commence at 6.30pm.

Cost is $25 for students & pensioners, $35 for HAL members, $45 for non-members

To book please visit:

Download a flyer on this ‘Elder Abuse – A Legal Snapshot’ event.


March 2020

QLD: HAL celebrates International Women’s Day in conjunction with QCCL, “Themis: The female personification of justice” – 10 March 2020

  • 10 March, 2020
  • Conference Centre, Supreme Court Library, 415 George Street, City, Queensland 4000

In celebration of International Womens Day, the Hon. Justice Anthe Philippides, Queensland Court of Appeal, will deliver a presentation on “Themis – the female personification of justice”, at the Library of the Supreme Court of Queensland, on Tuesday 10 March.

The Hon. Justice Philippides

Themis, the mythical Greek goddess of justice, is today the most recognisable symbol of justice. The ancient Greeks chose to personify justice in the female form.

The female personification of justice, with various modifications reflective of different periods in history, has been adopted through the ages and across the globe as an iconic representation of fairness and objectivity.

In this event, Justice Philippides will explore Themis as an enduring female personification of justice.

The event is free for members of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association and for members of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties, though places will need to be reserved through Trybooking.

The statue of Themis outside the Brisbane Supreme and District Law Courts.

There is a fee for non-members wishing to attend, and places will also need to be reserved through Trybooking:

  • $5 for students
  • $10 for professionals

The annual fee for a HAL Ordinary Member is $50, or $20 for students, so become a member of HAL or renew your membership to attend the event free of charge.