28 September 2021
For the first time Asian Australia Lawyers Association, Women Lawyers Association Queensland, Pride in Law, Pasifika Lawyers Association of Queensland, Indigenous Lawyers Association Queensland, QLS Diverse Abilities Network and the African Lawyers Network have joined together to bring you this important panel discussion. Moderated by the Honourable Justice Walter Sofronoff, President of the Queensland Court of Appeal our diverse panellists will discuss ‘Why diversity?’ matters, sharing lived experiences.
Presenter: Elizabeth Shearer, President, Queensland Law Society
A short video presentation will be screened prior to the panel commencing.
Join us as our panellists share stories of their different lived experiences in their journey in the legal profession. We will address questions provided on notice as well as questions from the floor.
Ashleigh DoRozario, Lawyer, Potts lawyer; Member, Queensland Law Society Diverse Abilities Network and Member, Queensland Law Society Equity and Diversity Committee
Dzenita Balic, Principal Crown Prosecutor, Department of Public Prosecutions; Diversity Chair, Women Lawyers Association Queensland and Member, Equal Opportunity and Diversity Committee, Bar Association of Queensland
Kristen Hodge, Legal Officer, Queensland South Native Title Service and Secretary, Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland
Sheetal Deo, Principal Solicitor, Shakti Legal Solutions; Collaborator, Lawyer Advocate and Educator, The Diversity Collective; Adjunct Lecturer, The College of Law (Queensland); President, Ethnic+; State Director (Queensland), Out for Australia; and Management Committee Member, LGBTI Legal Service
Victor Asoyo, Partner, Solomons Legal and Member, African Lawyers Network
Chair: The Honourable Justice Walter Sofronoff , President, Queensland Court of Appeal
Presenter: Nicholas Andreatidis QC, Barrister, Bar Association of Queensland