Queensland Law Society

Welcoming the future of legal practice

Date 19 Mar 2015
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Queensland Law Society will use its annual Symposium to look into the future of legal practice.

Queensland’s recently appointed peak legal and judicial officers, Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Tim Carmody, will each address the state’s largest annual gathering of the legal profession for the first time, following six months of renewal in the leadership of Queensland’s legal community.

Each will use the opportunity to outline their approaches to legal change and the profession’s role.

Society president Michael Fitzgerald said: “Symposium is the premier event on Queensland’s legal calendar, with more than 500 solicitors, barristers and judges participating across two days, and the event assisting our profession stay focused and informed on both legislative changes and technological advances.

“We are delighted to welcome our Attorney-General and Chief Justice, whose addresses will attract a great deal of interest given their recent appointments.”

Mr Fitzgerald said Symposium attendees would also hear from keynote speakers on business and technology trends and on how to improve personal performance.

“Among our keynote speakers this year is futurist Craig Rispin, whose work involves predicting how global business trends affect everyday consumers and the professionals who help small businesses and the community flourish,” he said.

“Work-life balance is also a key challenge for many legal practitioners, and our other special guest speaker, Dr Adam Fraser, will share his experiences in coaching elite athletes on mindfulness and strength of purpose and how this applies to professionals.”

Symposium 2015 is designed to meet the diverse professional development needs of solicitors from across nine streams of law.

It will be held on Friday and Saturday 20-21 March at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.