Queensland Law Society

Legal Careers Expo Exhibitors: Professional Associations

 AALA |  Digital Law Group |  Legal Aid Queensland | The Legal Forecast and TLF Creative  legalsuper | Pride In Law | WLAQ


AALA

AALA

The Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA) is an incorporated association focused on supporting and promoting cultural diversity within the Australian legal profession.  The AALA brings together members of the Australian legal profession to build a professional network of legal professionals from diverse heritages and cultural backgrounds, or with an interest in Asia generally.  Our members come from all walks of legal life, including students, private practice lawyers and principals, barristers, in-house and government lawyers, and members of the judiciary.

During the year, we host networking events, panel discussions, continuing professional development (CPD) training and social events for our members.  In addition, through media engagement and publications, AALA endeavours to raise public awareness of the benefits of cultural diversity to the Australian legal profession and to the businesses and clients our profession serves.

Through the AALA network, we hope members can find support, learn from the experiences and knowledge of others, and build relationships with each other to progress their careers and to progress the dialogue on cultural diversity within the Australian legal community.

To join us as a member or to learn more, come and talk to us at the QLS Legal Careers Expo or visit our website.


DLG

Digital Law Group

ABOUT HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS

At Herbert Smith Freehills, our focus is on the future: the future needs of existing and new clients, the future of the legal profession and investing in our future lawyers. That’s why we aim to attract the best talent from a broad range of backgrounds, ensuring we are optimising our position as a progressive, forward thinking professional services firm putting our clients at the heart of our business.

Together, we’re producing advanced, award-winning, insightful work on matters that will shape the future of our markets.

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Emerging technologies are fundamentally changing the way that individuals, businesses and governments interact. Autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, robotics and blockchain technology are transforming all industries and sectors, and creating opportunities for new ones. These new technologies build on previous technological advances, connect through existing networks and therefore scale rapidly, resulting in unprecedented global impacts.

LEADERS IN DIGITAL LAW

We have established the Digital Law Group – a group of specialist lawyers providing legal, strategic and practical advice to our clients in relation to their biggest and most important digitalisation projects. Comprising a permanent team of experienced lawyers, and supported by a rotating cohort from across the firm, the Digital Law Group works hand-in-hand with our market-leading TMT practice, other practice groups and our Alternative Legal Services (ALT) team as well as our legal operations, legal process design, innovation and technology experts.

The Digital Law Group is a key part of Herbert Smith Freehills’ commitment to supporting our clients to thrive in the digital age and navigate novel technological and transformational challenges. The Digital Law Group specialises in providing bespoke advice and practical solutions to the opportunities, risks and ethical and regulatory requirements brought on by digital transformation. In particular the impacts of artificial intelligence, big data, digital assets, robotics, automation, blockchain and distributed ledger technology are key areas of focus.


Legal Aid Queensland

Legal Aid Queensland

Make a difference

Legal Aid Queensland provides legal help to financially disadvantaged people throughout Queensland. We aim to maintain the rule of law, protect legal rights, contribute to the efficiency of the justice system and reduce the social impacts of legal problems. 

Our vision is to be a leader in a fair justice system where people are able to understand and protect their legal rights. 

We are one of Queensland's largest law practices employing over 600 staff in 14 offices across the state. While most of our work is focused on providing legal services in criminal, family and civil law, our workforce includes many other roles including social workers, policy officers, grants officers, IT, HR, finance, procurement and communication, along with contact centre and front counter staff.

Legal Aid Queensland's services include:

  • community legal education and information
  • legal advice
  • duty lawyer services
  • lawyer assisted dispute resolution
  • representation in courts and tribunals.

The opportunity to work for us

We offer challenging and engaging work and we need and expect consistently high standards of performance from our staff, so we can achieve our strategic objectives and ensure our clients receive the best possible service we can provide. 

If you want a career that can make a difference and want to support Legal Aid Queensland to achieve its vision, then we’d like to hear from you.

Our staff enjoy:

  • a 37.25-hour week with flexible working arrangements
  • a competitive salary, great super rate and salary packaging options
  • generous leave entitlements
  • ongoing training and development opportunities
  • study assistance
  • health and wellbeing programs.

TLF

TLF

The Legal Forecast and TLF Creative

The Legal Forecast (TLF) is a not–for–profit run by early–career professionals who are passionate about disruptive thinking and access to justice. TLF is designed as a community and rite of passage for law students and early-career legal professionals who are creative, entrepreneurially-minded and understand that technology has an important role to play in legal practice and access to justice.

TLF’s national flagship event, the ’Disrupting Law Hackathon’ enables people to join forces in creating solutions through fast paced, creative and interdisciplinary problem solving. Serving as a platform for idea generation, relationship building and skill progression, participants will be energised and geared up to tackle the next challenge in the legal industry.

TLF Creative

TLF Creative is an exciting initiative for artistic and musical lawyers in Queensland. It provides an inclusive and creative space for those working and studying in the legal profession to foster strong social connections, combat isolation and promote mental health and wellness through creative arts.

The Queensland Lawchestra ‘LawchestraQ’ launched in April 2019. It is a classical orchestra comprising law students, lawyers, solicitors and barristers from the Brisbane area. The Lawchestra rehearses fortnightly at the beautiful Old Museum Building in Bowen Hills and concerts are held throughout the year. TLF Creative is launching a new Big Band and more informal ‘jam sessions’ in 2020. Like the Lawchestra, the Big Band will rehearse fortnightly at the Old Museum Building and will provide an informal and inclusive space to play music, mingle and foster positive mental health and good work life balance.

If you’re passionate about technology, creatively minded and/or interested in the future of the legal profession – come see us!

Follow us or get involved

https://www.thelegalforecast.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thelegalforecast/

https://www.facebook.com/thelegalforecastcreative/

creative@thelegalforecast.com | qld@thelegalforecast.com



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legalsuper

The super fund for Australia’s legal community

Managing the superannuation of the Australian legal community since 1989, legalsuper was founded for and is dedicated to your financial wellbeing. As an industry super fund, legalsuper exists to profit members, not shareholders. No matter where you are in your career, we provide a tailored, responsive and personal service; partnering with you from your first years until retirement. We are your fund for life.

Supporting your professional development

Involvement in the CPD program is another way for legalsuper to support its members and the community to grow and thrive in their professional lives.

An industry fund

  • Run only to profit members
  • No commissions paid to agents
  • Low administration fees
  • Intelligent insurance
  • Strong returns with smart investments

Here for you

You can speak with a super expert whether you are a legalsuper member or not. As a Law Society member, you will be able to access the expertise of experienced legalsuper representatives, who can sit down with you face to face at no cost. They can help you make choices which will ensure you are on the right path.

Contacts

Greg Leaney

Client Service Manager

(Queensland)

07 3220 1281 / 0499 807 020
gleaney@legalsuper.com.au

Colin Kerr

Client Service Manager (Queensland and Northern Territory)

07 3220 1273/ 0428041143

ckerr@legalsuper.com.au

Tony Dodd

Client Service Manager (Queensland)

07 3239 5270/ 0455655220

tdodd@legalsuper.com.au

General enquiries 1800 060 312
legalsuper.com.au


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Pride In Law

Pride in Law is an unincorporated association for charitable purposes. Pride in Law is also registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission. As a national professional organisation, Pride in Law was founded to provide:

* VISIBLE LEGAL EDUCATION: Organise scholarly forums to engage lawyers and their allies in current LGBTIQ+ legal debates through visible events.

* PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING: Coordinate monthly lawyer-to-lawyer networking meetings. Pride in Law holds monthly socials and quarterly legal networking events.

* ADVOCACY IN THE LAW: Collaborate with a wide range of lawyers across multiple disciplines to confront pressing issues involving the LGBTIQ+ community and their allies.

All welcome!

Pride in Law is Australia’s first and only LGBTIQ+ Law Association. We are ‘Law Focused, Pride Inspired’. Pride in Law is designed to bring together the LGBTIQ+ legal profession across multiple disciplines.

Pride in Law is not exclusive to any single area of legal discipline. Whether you're a law student, corporate lawyer from a top tier firm, judicial associate, a criminal solicitor, government legal officer, family practitioner, child protection lawyer, barrister, judicial officer, or personal injuries legal practitioner, all allies are welcome.  

How Can You Get Involved?

Pride in Law is managed by a national board of directors. Each state is run by an executive committee appointed every second year to run over the course of two financial years. Pride in Law is a non-political group, aimed at linking the LGBTIQ+ legal community and their allies.

Information on all monthly socials and larger events are on our website (www.prideinlaw.org).

Come along and get involved in building a more diverse and inclusive legal profession!

enquiries.qld@prideinlaw.org


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Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Inc

Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Inc (WLAQ) is an organisation dedicated to women who are jurists, practising professionals, legal academics, legal graduates and students of law.  WLAQ was formed in 1978 by Leneen Forde AC (Founding President) and Carmel MacDonald, Veronica McCarthy, Barbara Newton, Fay Silcock, Joan Bennett, Mollie Whitehouse, Una Prentice, Noela L’Estrange, Margaret McMurdo and Ros Lian.

The creation of WLAQ was truly historic.  It demonstrated that when women worked together, we could achieve more for the advancement of women in the law, than individuals acting alone. WLAQ is proud of the legacy the Committees of years past and has recognised those achievements through the conferral of its honorary membership.

As an association of professionals, we seek to help members directly and indirectly by:

  • Raising awareness and proposing changes on issues facing women in law
  • Advocating for appointments on merit
  • Providing resources around flexible working arrangements
  • Liaising with other peak bodies including the Bar Association of Queensland and Queensland Law Society
  • Supporting mentoring and guiding of more junior members
  • Organising events to provide networking and educational opportunities