Queensland Law Society

American legal eagle flies in for Symposium

Date 18 Mar 2011
Contact Natalie Graeff, Manager Corporate Communication
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Queensland’s biggest legal symposium on 25-26 March 2011 starts with F/A-18 fighter pilots and continues with an American legal eagle, US trial lawyer Michael Kessler, flying in for a session on personal injuries law.

Mr Kessler will speak on ‘Catastrophic claims – strategies and techniques for defeating the reduced life expectancy defence’ at the Queensland Law Society’s 49th Annual Vincents' Symposium 2011, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

He said he was looking forward to speaking on his favourite topic and meeting Australian counterparts.

“Like many of my Aussie colleagues, I’m passionate about protecting people’s rights and helping them recover from catastrophic injury,” Mr Kessler said.

“I’m looking forward to providing those who attend my seminar with methods for ensuring fair compensation for their clients.”

Other key speakers presenting at Symposium include:

  • F/A-18 Fighter Pilots Phil Eldridge OAM and Matthew Hall
  • The Hon Chief Justice Paul de Jersey AC
  • Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions deputy director David Adsett
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Queensland general manager Alan Ducret

Symposium includes more than 60 sessions covering all areas of law, and two new streams: Competencies and Skills – teaching negotiation and the foundations for trial advocacy and; Company and Corporate, developed specially for in-house corporate lawyers and those working in large practices.

It also offers those attending on both days the chance to earn their 10 Continuing Professional Development points. Delegates can also attend a pre-Symposium Vincents’ workshop on what drives the value of a legal practice and how to increase its worth.

To register, visit qls.com.au/events.