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.

December 2019

VIC: Collaborative Law Association End of the Year Event – 10 Dec 2019

  • 10 December, 2019
  • Law Institute of Victoria

Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association members are invited to join the first annual end of the year celebration brought to you through the collaborative efforts of Australian Geographic and Cultural Law Associations.

The law is strengthened by diversity and representation in leadership and this inspired event captures Australia’s unique multiculturalism.

The event (more information is available on this event flyer) will be hosted at the Victorian Law Institute on 10 December 2019 at 6:00 PM by the following organisations whose time and effort made it possible:

  • African Australian Legal Network
  • Asian Australian Lawyers Association
  • Australian Italian Lawyers Association
  • French Australian Lawyers Society
  • Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association;
  • and North American Australian Lawyers Alliance.

The event will also focus on well being in the legal profession.

Donations will be made to Looma Community Incorporated.

Tickets are $20 and available here: Spaces are limited so book in soon.

November 2019

VIC: HAL Chapter Oration “Lessons from the ancient Greeks on relations between States – the limits of rational behaviour” – 28 November 2019

  • 28 November, 2019
  • The RACV Club, Level 2 Bayside Room 4, 501 Bourke Street Melbourne

Professor Josiah Ober

The Victorian Chapter of Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association is pleased to announce that Professor Josiah Ober, Mitsotakis Professor of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University, will deliver this year’s Chapter Oration.

Professor Ober will speak on the topic “Lessons from the ancient Greeks on relations between States – the limits of rational behaviour”.

The Professor works on the history of institutions and on legal and political theory, with an emphasis on democracy and on the political thought and practice of the ancient Greek world.

It will be held from 6pm on Thursday 28 November 2019 at The RACV Club, Level 2 Bayside Room 4, 501 Bourke Street Melbourne.

The Oration will be followed by a reception at 7pm at which drinks and canapes will be served.

HAL members and students are free, cost for HAL non-members is $25.

Registrations are essential. There are limited spaces for this event so register early.

Register for this Oration through Trybooking.

Any person who supports the purposes of the Association who is of Hellenic background, or if not of Hellenic background is a philhellene, is eligible for membership. Members obtain the benefit of attending various members events at reduced or no cost.

You can renew membership or join online on this website.

You can also download more information about Professor Ober.