August 2021

VIC: POSTPONED – Observations from the Bench, with The Honourable Justice Lex Lasry AM – August 2021

  • 4 August, 2021
  • Terminus Hotel Fitzroy, 492 Queens Parade Fitzroy North

Due to the current COVID restrictions in Victoria, the Victorian Chapter of HAL has decided to postpone the 4 August function “Observations from the Bench”, with the Honourable Justice Lex Lasry AM.

It is hoped to now hold the event in late October.

Members will be informed when a date has been finalised.

All persons who have registered and already paid for the 4 August event through Trybooking are entitled to a refund.

Andrew Panna QC
Chair, Victorian Chapter of Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association

July 2021

SA: Presentation on “The significance of Greek independence to the emergence of the modern nation state in international law”, event & webinar presented by Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, 14 July 2021

  • 14 July, 2021
  • Online or in person @ Wallmans Lawyers, 400 King William St, Adelaide SA

The SA Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association is delighted to invite members to a Presentation on “The significance of Greek independence to the emergence of the modern nation state in international law”, to be delivered in person and online by The Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia.

It will be held in person at Wallmans Lawyers, Level 5, 400 King William Street Adelaide SA on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 from 5.15PM (Adelaide time), with the presentation starting at 5.30PM.

HAL SA Chapter members who wish to attend in person can go to Trybooking to reserve your place  (*Note due to COVID restrictions there is a limit of 40 members for the in-person event).

Members from other HAL Chapters who wish to view the presentation online should complete the registration form below to be sent a link to access the presentation closer to the date.

Sorry, registration for this online event is now closed.

There is no charge for HAL Members attending in person or online.

The matters covered include:

  • 19th century emergence of nation states from the remnants of empires;
  • the historical antecedents of contemporary justifications for international interventions in internal conflicts.

The Honourable Chief Justice of South Australia, Christopher John Kourakis, was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1997 (now Senior Counsel) and in 2003 appointed as the Solicitor‑General of South Australia.  In 2008 His Honour was appointed as a Judge to the Supreme Court of South Australia and in 2012, elevated to the position of Chief Justice.

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Student Membership for the 2021-22 financial year is only $20, and Ordinary Membership for the 2021-22 financial year is only $50 or $125 for 3 years.

June 2021

Pitfalls of Lawyers communicating with the media – Webinar with Justice Emilios Kyrou, 2 June 2021

  • 2 June, 2021
  • Webex online seminar

The Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association facilitated a presentation by the Honourable Justice Emilios Kyrou entitled “Pitfalls of Lawyers communicating with the media” online via Webex on 2 June 2021.

You can view a paper on his presentation here: Pitfalls of Lawyers communicating with the media

Justice Kyrou canvassed the risks to lawyers when communicating with the media, including:

  • Breach of confidence
  • Breach of professional conduct rules
  • Contempt of court
  • Waiver of privilege
  • Misleading or deceptive conduct

Justice Kyrou is a Judge of the Court 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.

HAL financial members who attend the webinar may earn 1 CPD point in Ethics and Professional Responsibility.