Queensland Law Society

Launch of 2017 Modern Advocate Lecture Series

On Thursday 2 March, Queensland Law Society hosted the first lecture of 2017 in the QLS Ethics Centre’s Modern Advocate Lecture Series. This series aims to foster collegiality in the junior ranks of the profession and to imbue young practitioners with the knowledge and skills to sharpen their advocacy.

The lecture was delivered by the President of the Land Court of Queensland, Fleur Kingham, who spoke on ‘Maximising your impact as an advocate: A view from the bench’.

President Kingham has a well-earned reputation for giving back to the profession, and this lecture was no exception; the audience was provided with practical advice and invaluable insight into the judicial process and the art of advocacy, based on the president’s storied career as both judge and legal practitioner. Practitioners young and old found much to take from the entertaining and informative presentation.

Following the lecture, attendees enjoyed a collegial and productive networking session with both halves of the profession engaged in a relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of earlier times.

President Kingham’s speech will be made available via the Modern Advocate Lecture Series webpage in the coming week.

Save the date for Lecture two of 2017 on Thursday 11 May, 6-7.30pm.