Annual Gold Coast Legal Conference 2023


 10 CPD


$299.00 Member
$389.00 Non-member
$45.00 Member networking ticket only
$60.00 Non-member networking ticket only

Accommodation discount

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It’s back! The Annual Gold Coast Legal Conference is returning to The Star on Friday 2 June!

Experience a day of in person sessions, with opening and closing plenaries and a choice of 2 tracks & 7 CPD points. You will also receive a bonus pack of 3 core CPD point recordings which can be accessed after the event.

Covering a wide range of substantive law topics relevant to your region, this year’s conference will deliver an impressive line-up of presenters including members of the judiciary, practitioners from the private Bar and local Gold Coast experts! 

Brought to you in association with the Gold Coast District Law Association.


7:30 am Registration 

8:00 am Welcome to Country and opening remarks

8:15 am QLS President’s remarks

8:25 am Opening address with Her Honour Judge Jodie Wooldridge KC

8:40 am Model litigants – all of us!  

9:30 am Trade marks in the Metaverse

10:00 am Morning tea

10:20 am TRACK 1A  TRACK 1B 

Third parties in Family Law – when, how and why

Class actions in the regions 

11:20 am TRACK 2ATRACK 2B 

Unpacking franchise law: A wide lens view  

Practical advocacy skills 

12:20 Lunch

1:00 pm TRACK 3A TRACK 3B 

Employment Law: Issue spotting 

Navigating the changing landscape of off-the-plan contracts  

2:00 pm TRACK 4ATRACK 4B 

Intersection of domestic violence and criminal legislation 

Succession stories from the front line  

3:00 pm Afternoon tea

3:20 pm Family Law Amendment Bill 2023

 The Australian Relationships Report: Love, Marriage, and Divorce in a Modern Nation

4:20 pm From the Commissioner’s desk: current and emerging issues 

5:20 pm Closing remarks

5:30 pm Networking drinks | Event Centre Gallery

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Terms and conditions for Star Gold Coast accommodation

  • 25% off Best Available Rate for The Star Grand Gold Coast
  • 15% off Best Available Rate & Minimum 2 night stay for The Star Residences Gold Coast
  • Valid for all room types.
  • Rates are bookable 3 days pre and post event dates. 
  • Rates are subject to availability & Blackout dates apply.
  • Bookable via Star Website & Central Reservations.