Where: Theatrette, NSW Parliament
When: Thursday 29 June, 6pm - 8pm
You are invited to the Annual Frank Walker Lecture 2023, featuring an address by Michael Sexton SC, New South Wales Solicitor General. Mr Sexton will speak on the topic, 'The Office of the Solicitor General in the Modern Era'. Join the NSW Society of Labor Lawyers as we celebrate the life and times of the late Attorney-General the Hon Frank Walker QC, MP.
The event will be held at the Theatrette at NSW Parliament, Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Mr Sexton is a graduate of the law schools of Melbourne University and the University of Virginia. In 1971-1972 he was Associate to Justice McTiernan of the High Court and in 1975 Chief of Staff to Commonwealth Attorney-General Kep Enderby QC. After a period as an academic lawyer and then at the private Bar, he was appointed NSW Solicitor General in late 1998 and still holds that office. He is co-author of the first Australian text on defamation law and the author of several books on Australian politics and history.
Mr Sexton was inaugural secretary of the NSW Society of Labor Lawyers in 1977 and drafted the Society’s constitution. He will talk about the role and functions of the office of the Solicitor General as well as discuss some of the more important and controversial cases in which he has appeared. Following the lecture, he is happy to take questions from the audience.
About Frank Walker QC, MP
Frank Walker was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for the Georges River electorate from 1970 to 1988. He served as the 41st Attorney General of NSW from 1976 to 1983. Following his state parliamentary career Frank ran successfully for the seat of Robertson in 1990 and represented the electorate until the 1996 election. During his political life, Frank was a reformist, overseeing significant legislative change in the areas of land rights, criminal law, and discrimination law.