Upcoming Events

  • Women's Dinner 2018: With Elizabeth Evatt AC

    Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Lotus Restaurant, Level 1, 500 George Street, Sydney · $45.00 AUD

    On 28 June 2018 NSW Labor Lawyers will be hosting the annual Women's Dinner at Lotus, Sydney. Our special guest this year is Elizabeth Evatt AC, whose esteemed career has included Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, and the first Australian to be elected to the UN Human Rights Committee.

    Join members and supporters for an intimate dinner with one of Australia's trailblazing jurists, who broke down boundaries in the law and paved the way for greater gender equity in the legal profession.

    Tickets are $60 for general admission and $45 for students. Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event. Tickets cover a banquet meal and limited drinks at the venue. Places at this dinner are limited to 30 tickets so make sure you register online as soon as possible.

    This is an autonomous event.

  • Is it time to rethink a Human Rights Act in NSW?

    Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    Sydney Town Hall

    With the Queensland Labor Government recently committing to introduce a Charter of Human Rights in Queensland, and the ongoing operation of human rights legislation in Victoria and the ACT, is it time to rethink the introduction of a Charter in NSW? And if we do, what form would it take, and do we need one?

    As part of NSW Labor's Fringe program at the 2018 Annual Conference, the NSW Society of Labor Lawyers will be hosting a panel discussion with three leading experts in human rights law: Kate Eastman SC (human rights barrister), Sera Mirzabegian (NSW Convenor, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, and Barrister at Tenth Floor Chambers) and Jonathon Hunyor (CEO of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre).

    Our panel will be discussing the options for reform, the operation of the statute in other jurisdictions, and whether there is an overriding need for NSW to commit to a Charter.

    This event is part of the NSW Labor Fringe program. In order to attend this event, you will need to register your details in the form below. Please note: registration is essential, and failure to register may prevent you from attending the event. For any questions, please contact events@nswlaborlawyers.com.

  • Change the Rules Networking Function for Employment Lawyers and Industrial Officers

    Monday, July 09, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Sydney Trades Hall Atrium, 377 Sussex Street, Sydney
    On 9 July 2018 Union Lawyers and Industrial Officers (ULIO) and the NSW Society of Labor Lawyers will be hosting a networking function for members and supporters. We're assembling a group of industrial relations experts to talk about the real changes they want to see to our industrial laws to hand bargaining power back to employees. Each speaker will briefly present on one change they would like to see to the industrial framework in Australia. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet other attendees experienced in industrial advocacy. 

    Speakers will be announced one by one in the lead up to the event; so stay tuned. 

    The joint membership of ULIO and NSW Labor Lawyers comprise trade unionists, industrial officers, labour lawyers, and barristers. Come along and network with peers in your profession. The event is free of charge.