Queensland Law Society

Legal Profession Dinner

Friday 12 March 2021 | Sofitel Brisbane Central | 6:30pm-late

Join us for the 2021 Legal Profession Dinner!

This event is the official welcome to QLS 2021 President Elizabeth Shearer, and recognises the winners of the President's Medal, QLS Agnes McWhinney Award and QLS Emerging Leader Award.

We will also hear from two distinguished speakers: Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, President of the Law Council of Australia and the Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to toast to the profession and network with esteemed colleagues and guests. 

$169 per ticket
$1690 per table (10 tickets)
$199 per ticket
$1990 per table (10 tickets)


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Ticket sales close 5 March 2021 unless sold out prior.


Principal Partner

Champagne Bar Partner


Gin Partner

Order of Proceedings

Registration & Pre-dinner Beverages

QLS CEO Welcome & QLS President’s Address 



Law Council of Australia President's Address


Award Presentations  
QLS Emerging Leader Award 
QLS Agnes McWhinney Award 
President’s Medal

9.30 pm
Toast to the Profession- Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
QLS President's closing remarks


Guest Speaker

Dr Jacoba Brasch QC
Law Council of Australia


Dr Jacoba Brasch QC joined the Law Council of Australia as a Director from the Bar Association of Queensland in September 2017. In 2018, Dr Brasch was elected by Directors to the Executive, and then to Treasurer in 2019.

Until her election as President-elect in late 2019, Jacoba was also the inaugural Chair of the LCA's Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce, a member of the FLS Executive and inaugural Chair of the Australian Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee and inaugural Chair of its Family Law Committee. In a break from her more usual areas of practice, Dr Brasch is the Chair of the Queensland Rugby League/ASADA Anti-Doping Tribunal.

Admitted to the Bar in 2000, Dr Brasch's practice centres on family law, child protection, mental health law and family violence. She has appeared in various states and territories of Australia and often appears in the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia. Jacoba has also appeared in the High Court of Australia, with those matters including, but not limited to, Customs & Excise, Family Law and the Hague Convention (Child Abduction).

Prior to coming to the Bar, Dr Brasch completed an LLM at New York University as a Fulbright Scholar and NYU Graduate Merit Scholar. In 2010, Dr Brasch graduated with a PhD from University of New South Wales where her doctoral thesis concerned what constitutes a fair, independent and impartial trial.