Queensland Law Society

Modern Advocate Lecture Series 2016


Queensland Law Society launched the QLS Ethics and Practice Centre’s Modern Advocate Lecture Series on Tuesday 25 October 2016. The series is an initiative of QLS Past President Christine Smyth and 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.


25 October 2016 - Inaugural Lecture

The Honourable Chief Justice Catherine Holmes

The initial lecture was delivered by her Honour Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, who spoke about the future of advocate’s immunity following the High Court’s decision in Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers Pty Ltd, an issue which should be on the radar of all lawyers involved in litigation. Her Honour has a well-earned reputation for being able to render technical legal issues accessible through insightful oration complimented by her dry wit, and this lecture was no exception.