November 2022

2022 Annual General Meeting – 29 Nov 2022

  • 29 November, 2022
  • online from Melbourne, Victoria

2022 Hellenic Australian Lawyers AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association Inc. will be held by Webex or similar platform at 5 p.m. AEDST (Melbourne time) on Tuesday 29 November 2022.

If you wish to participate via the online platform please provide your details below and confirm that you are a current financial Ordinary member of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association.

You will be forwarded a link prior to the meeting to enable you to participate online.

Inquiries about membership should be addressed to

I confirm that I am a current financial Ordinary (Solictor or Barrister) member of HAL and eligible to vote at the AGM.

October 2022

SA: 2022 John William Perry AO QC Oration – 27 Oct 2022

  • 27 October, 2022
  • The Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road Adelaide SA 5000

The South Australian Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HAL) is pleased to host the 2022 John William Perry AO QC Oration – A special OXI (‘NO’) Day Celebration.
It will be held on Thursday 27 October from 7:00PM for 7:30PM at the Adelaide Pavilion.

The Oration is an annual dinner and oration hosted by HAL in celebration of the life and contribution of the late Honourable Justice Perry, who served as a judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia for 19 years.

We are pleased to announce that the 2022 John William Perry AO QC Oration – A celebration for OXI (NO) Day is SOLD OUT! Thank you to all members and friends of HAL who have secured tickets and shown support for the event. Similarly, for those who were unable to secure a ticket, we thank you for your support. We hope to see you at our events in the near future. We would like to thank our sponsor KALYMNOS PASTRIES who is kindly donating the dessert for the oration.

This year’s Oration focuses on a crucial subject, being the “Unification of Greek Communities and its Importance to Maintaining Hellenism in Australia for Future Generations”.
The Oration is to be delivered by Bill Papastergiadis OAM – Melbourne Managing Partner at Moray & Agnew and the President of the Greek Community of Melbourne & Victoria.

HAL is also pleased to announce that the Hellenic Presidential Guard (Evzones) will be attending the 2022 John William Perry AO QC Oration – A celebration for OXI (NO) Day.

This distinguished and culturally significant unit of the Hellenic Army has its origins as an elite infantry and mountain fighting unit established by royal decree on 12 December 1868. With the express consent of the President of Greece, Her Excellency Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the Presidential Guard – pictured below – has been permitted to visit Adelaide and will be joining us at the Oration. 

The oration will be a special opportunity to view the Presidential Guard and join them in celebrating Oxi (NO) Day. 

We would like to thank the Foundation of Hellenic Studies and the South Australian State Government for facilitating the visit of the Presidential Guard to Adelaide and to the 2022 HAL Oration.

The attendance of the Presidential Guard will also enforce the focus on our crucial Oration subject.

Where: The Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road Adelaide SA 5000

When: Thursday, 27th October 2021, from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Ticket: Includes three-course Greek banquet and premium drinks

View photographs from the 2021 John William Perry AO QC Oration – Between Two Olive Tress


September 2022

SA: Young Professionals Networking Night – 1 Sep 2022

  • 1 September, 2022
  • Old Chamber, Parliament House, Adelaide, South Australia

The HAL SA Chapter invites members and prospective members to celebrate Hellenic culture and diversity in the legal profession at Young Professionals Networking Night on 1 September 2022..

This event is being generously hosted by the Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Minister for Energy and Mining at the Old Chamber in Parliament House, from 5:30 to 7PM on Thursday, 1 September 2022.

The Young Professionals Networking Night focuses on promoting the joint development and connections of fellow young professionals, and to discuss the importance of promoting the Hellenic culture in the profession as well an outlook to shape the future of the legal profession.

This night is an unique opportunity for current and emerging legal practitioners (of less than 5 years post admission experience) who have a Hellenic background, or if not of Hellenic background, are philhellenes so as to connect and share ideas and experiences with each other and with senior legal practitioners from the South Australian HAL Chapter.

If you would like to attend please contact Peter Tantalos by Monday, 29 August 2022 at or call 0456703999.