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Appendix 8: Judges' activities 2019-20

Chief Justice Allsop

Chief Justice Allsop is:

  • an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple
  • a Member of the American Law Institute
  • a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law
  • President of Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History
  • Patron of the Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Chair of ACICA Judicial Liaison Committee 2019
  • a Member on the Asian Business Law Institute Board of Governors representing the Australian Judiciary

DATE

ACTIVITY

18 July 2019

Attended legal symposium on The Uluru Statement from the Heart: Constitutional Recognition of the Voice with the Hon AM Gleeson AC at Gilbert & Tobin Sydney office.

23 July 2019

Chaired second event in 2019 of the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and the Federal Court entitled ‘Multiple Dimensions of Complex Arbitrations’ held in Ceremonial Court 1 in Sydney.

24 July 2019

Attended and presided over 2019 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students’ Final Moot Competition at Federal Court Brisbane. Presented the trophy to the winner.

25 July 2019

Telephone conference with SIFoCC International Working Group: on International Best Practice in Case Management.

31 July 2019

Attended book launch: Jesting Pilate by the Rt Hon Sir Owen Dixon, 3rd Edition in Banco Court, Supreme Court, Sydney.

5 August 2019

Attended The Mason Conversation, a series named in honour of Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM. The Hon Michael McHugh AC QC speaking. Held in Banco Court, Supreme Court, Sydney.

15 August 2019

Attended CIArb Arbitration Australia seminar entitled ‘Party Appointed Experts in International Arbitration: Asset or Liability?’, guest speaker Professor Doug Jones AO at Level Twenty Seven Chambers, Brisbane.

20 August 2019

Attended Federation Press book launch of Victor Windeyer’s ‘Legacy Legal and Military Papers, edited by Bruce Debelle AO QC in Banco Court, Supreme Court, Sydney.

21 August 2019

Attended book launch at Sydney Law School: ‘Free Will and the Law: New Perspectives’, authors Dr Allan McCay, The University of Sydney and Dr Michael Sevel.

23 August 2019

Attended Judges and the Academy seminar at Monash Law Chambers The Hon Stephen Gageler with Andrew Lynch presenting the topic ‘The quantity and quality of justice’.

27 August 2019

Chaired presentation by Dr Elisabeth Peden and Daniel Tynan ‘Systemic unconscionable conduct: evidentiary hurdles and recent cases’ at NSW Bar Association Common Room.

4 September 2019

Attended lunchtime talk by Sir Nicholas Blake ‘Human Rights and Brexit’ in Level 16 Conference Room, Federal Court, Melbourne.

4 September 2019

Chaired Australian Academy of Law event presented by guest speaker, Sir Nicholas Blake ‘Democracy, Human Rights and the Judiciary: the common law and the wider world’ in Court One, Federal Court, Melbourne.

5 September 2019

Attended ACICA Judicial Liaison Committee Meeting at Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney.

7–8 September 2019

Attended seminar in honour of Professor Leslie Zines: Key Issues in Australian Federal Constitutional Law at ANU College of Law Canberra. Presented paper ‘Constitutional Framework for the Establishment of an Australian International Commercial Tribunal’ chaired by Chief Justice Kiefel, commentated by Professor James Stellios.

10–12 September 2019

Attended the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Annual Conference, Port Moresby PNG.

16 September 2019

Attended the swearing in ceremony appointing Mr Richard Cavanagh SC as a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW.

19 September 2019

Attended Brad Selway Memorial lecture, Law Society of South Australia, Justice Charlesworth presenting.

23 September 2019

Attended University of Tasmania, Hobart and presented lunchtime lecture called ‘Unconscionability – in Equity and in Statute’. Attended University of Tasmania, Hobart and presented evening lecture ‘The Rule of Law is not a Law of Rules’.

26 September 2019

Attended Melbourne Law School to present the 2019 Harold Ford Memorial Lecture on the topic ‘The intersection of companies and trusts’.

3 October 2019

Hosted farewell reception for Warwick Soden, CEO and Principal Registrar, Federal Court, Sydney.

11 October 2019

Attended and spoke at a session for the Victorian Bar Readers ‘History of the Federal Court’.

16 October 2019

Attended and provided an opening address, with Roger Gyles AO QC followed by panel discussion at NSW Bar Association called ‘The Australian Bar Association Inquiry into International Arbitration – The Gyles Report’.

17 October 2019

Attended NSW 2019 Barristers’ Clerks Opening Event in Banco Court.

22 October 2019

Attended Council of Chief Justices Meeting in Wellington, New Zealand.

23 October 2019

Attended Law Council of Australia IP Committee Judges’ dinner.

31 October 2019

Attended AILA 2019 National Conference Hobart and presenting opening address as AILA Patron.

7 November 2019

Attended Australian Institute of Administrative Law event – A dinner to honour the contributions to AIAL of Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of NSW. Gave guest lecture on ‘The Contribution of the State Courts to the Development of Administrative Law in Australia’, at Ashurst.

12 November 2019

Delivered the 2019 Kenneth Sutton Lecture ‘Statute and Equity: A discussion of their Relationship’ at Minter Ellison, Sydney.

26 November 2019

Hosted informal drinks function to celebrate the newly appointed Silks at the Melbourne Registry of the Federal Court.

30 November – 1 December 2019

Attended the Federal Court Admiralty and Maritime Retreat, Hepburn Springs, VIC.

3 December 2019

Met with Chief Justice Sir Gibuma Gibbs Salika GCL KBE CSM OBE in Federal Court, Sydney.

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Judicial Cooperation between Federal Court of Australia and Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea 2020–2025 in Ceremonial Court 1, Sydney.

12 December 2019

Attended ceremonial sitting for newly appointed Queen’s Counsel, Brisbane.

17 December 2019

Attended invitation to Australian Maritime College Board dinner in Sydney.

22 January 2020

Attended ACICA Judicial Committee meeting.

6 February 2020

Attended Annual Islamic Opening of Law Term Service 2020, Punchbowl Mosque.

11 February 2020

Attended Joint Seminar-Bar Book Committee together with Jonathan Rudin: Addressing Indigenous Over-Representation in Canada: Legislation, Litigation and Mobilization at NSW Bar Association Common Room, Sydney.

12 February 2020

Attended Jewish Community Law Service 2020, The Great Synagogue, Sydney.

13 February 2020

Met with Justice Yuko Miyazaki, Justice of the Japanese Supreme Court; Mr Masyuki Sakaniwa, Judge; Ms Noriko Tanaka, Consul, Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney.

13 February 2020

Attended Law Council of Australia Business Law Section dinner.

19 February 2020

Attended the AILA Victorian Annual Dinner, Melbourne.

27 February 2020

Attended Indigenous Law Students’ Clerkship Certificate Ceremony, Supreme Court of NSW, Sydney.

3 March 2020

Attended AACL seminar address presented by Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AC QC on the constitutional issues arising out of the High Court decision in Love & Thoms v Commonwealth [2020] HCA 3: ‘The Constitution and Indigenous Australians’ in Court 1, Sydney.

COVID-19

Conferences and speaking engagements arranged all postponed due to COVID-19:

  • Singapore International Commercial Court Symposium 2020: Trends and Developments in International Commercial Litigation (SICC Symposium)
  • 5th Chief Justices’ Leadership Forum, Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • Shanghai University of Political Science and Law 3rd Judicial Roundtable on Commercial Law, Shanghai

5 May 2020

Presented ‘History of the Federal Court’ to Victorian Bar Readers over Zoom.

13 May 2020

Interviewed by Victorian Bar ‘In conversation with the Chief Justice of Federal Court’, over Zoom.

10 June 2020

Presented via webinar Geoff Masel Lecture ‘The changing manifestations of risk: some comments on innovation, unconscionability and duty of utmost good faith’.

Justice Kenny

Justice Kenny is:

  • a Presidential Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • a Member of the Council of the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration
  • a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law
  • a College Fellow of St Hilda’s College, University of Melbourne
  • Chair, Asian Law Centre Advisory Board, Melbourne University Law School
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

DATE

ACTIVITY

July 2019

Published ‘The Law Commissions: Constitutional Arrangements and the Rule of Law’ in Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol 39(3).

24 July 2019

Hosted (with Justice Moshinsky, District Registrar Luxton and Registrar Gitsham, Thomas Stewart and Melbourne University Law School) a delegation of senior judges from Thailand, to discuss the conduct of intellectual property law cases.

7–13 August 2019

Co-taught with Professor Adrienne Stone, ‘Constitutional Rights and Freedoms’, in the Masters Program, Melbourne Law School.

7 August 2019

Delivered Sir Anthony Mason Lecture, at Melbourne Law School, titled ‘Possibilities for proportionality in Australian administrative law’.

7–8 September 2019

Chaired session on ‘Executive power following the Williams Cases’ at Symposium to Honour Professor Leslie Zines AO.

10–12 September 2019

Acting Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.

21–29 October 2019

Acting Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.

Justice Rares

DATE

ACTIVITY

1 July – 15 July 2019

Acting Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.

12 September 2019

Gave the welcome address to NSW Bar Readers’ Course.

30 September – 2 October 2019

Presented at Comité Maritime International Colloquium in Mexico City and delivered speech entitled ‘Charting a new course – Promoting the development of an international convention on liability and compensation relating to transboundary damage from offshore oil and gas activities’.

7–8 October 2019

Sat as Judge of Norfolk Island Supreme Court.

12 October 2019

Elected President of the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration.

29 November 2019

Presented at Judges and the Academy seminar on Cross cultural understanding and the Pilbara native title claim.

30 November 2019

Presented at Admiralty Judges’ Retreat.

13 February 2020

Met with Chief Justice Allsop and delegation from the Supreme Court of Japan of Justice Yuko Miyazaki, Mr Masayuki Sakaniwa and Ms Noriko Tanaka.

18 February 2020

Participated in panel regarding social media use at the Judicial College of Victoria.

21 February 2020

Chaired Commercial Law Association of Australia ‘Contract Master Class’ seminar.

24 February 2020

Attended a Class Action User Group meeting.

Justice Collier

DATE

ACTIVITY

15 July 2019

Adjudicated part of the 2019 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students’ moot competition final at the Federal Court in Brisbane.

25 August 2019

Presented a paper entitled ‘Recent Developments and Impending Changes in Practice and Procedures in the Federal Court’ at the Queensland Bar Association Employment and Industrial Relations Conference, Gold Coast.

28 August 2019

Hosted the 2019 Griffith Law School Whincop Lecture on the #MeToo Movement in Australia at the Federal Court in Brisbane.

10 September 2019

Chaired a panel session on the topic ‘Scandalising the courts and the judiciary – controlling the media’ at the CMJA Annual Conference in Papua New Guinea.

Justice Middleton

Justice Middleton is:

  • a Council Member of the University of Melbourne
  • Chair of the University of Melbourne Foundation and Trust Committee
  • a Member of the American Law Institute
  • a Member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Advisory Board
  • a Member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Judicial Liaison Committee
  • a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law
  • a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

DATE

ACTIVITY

11 August 2019

Guest speaker at The 31st Conference of The Samuel Griffith Society on ‘Courts and Judges’ in Melbourne.

30 August 2019

Attended the 20th Anniversary of the Popular Consultation and of Self Determination of Timor-Leste to represent the Australian Judiciary in Dili, Timor-Leste.

13 September 2019

Delivered a paper in conjunction with Justice O’Callaghan to the Victorian Bar Readers’ Course on ‘Written Advocacy’ in Melbourne.

17 September 2019

Chaired a session at the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and Federal Court, theme ‘International Arbitration and the Art of Strategy’.

18–19 October 2019

Presented at the 17th Annual Competition Law and Economics Workshop on ‘Assessing the future: The challenge of competition cases’ in Adelaide.

27 November 2019

Spoke at the Regulatory Litigation Case Management Workshop, Federal Court/Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia in Melbourne.

Justice Logan

DATE

ACTIVITY

2–3 July 2019

Attended the Tax Justice Network Conference and the TJN lecture and awards at the City University, London.

5 July 2019

Successive consultations in London with the Australian High Commissioner, CMJA Secretary–General and Director of Programs and Commonwealth Secretariat re Commonwealth Judicial Education.

8 July 2019

Attended the Selden Society Annual Meeting and related lecture in London.

9 July 2019

Meeting with the Hon Sir Ross Cranston to discuss Commonwealth Judicial Education.

10–13 July 2019

Attended the 2019 British Legal History Conference at St Andrews in Scotland.

2–6 September 2019

Assisted using personal leave, a teaching team from the Queensland Bar in the delivery of a commercial litigation workshop at Papa New Guinea’s Legal Training Institute.

8–12 September 2019

Attended and presented paper on Judicial Ethics topic at the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association Conference in Papua New Guinea.

4 October 2019

Judged the Queensland Intervarsity Law Competition Moot.

31 October 2019

Participated as a panellist in the Australian Bar Association – Tax Bar and Judiciary Workshop in Sydney on current tax litigation issues and conduct of litigation in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court.

3 December 2019

Attended the signing of the MOU between the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme and National Courts of Papua New with Chief Justice Allsop and Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika held at the Federal Court in Sydney.

20–22 January 2020

Attended the Supreme and Federal Court Judges’ Conference in Canberra.

26 May 2020

Presented with Matthew Paterson (former Associate and solicitor at Minter Ellison) at the Administrative Institute of Administrative Law Webinar on The Administrative Decision-Making Continuum.

28 May 2020

Presented with Chief Judge Laverdiere (recently retired from the Maine District and is a member of the National Judicial College Faculty in USA) at the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative Webinar on COVID-19 Experiences and Responses across the Pacific and between Partners Courts.

Justice McKerracher

Justice McKerracher:

  • chaired the UNCITRAL Coordination Committee for Australia
  • represented the Court on the Governing Council and Executive of the Judicial Conference of Australia

DATE

ACTIVITY

7 August 2019

Chaired an IP Seminar: Point and Shoot – Modern Photography and Copyright Law.

24 October 2019

Spoke at the annual UNCCA United Nations Day Lecture in Perth on the topic ‘25 Years Of Cross Border Insolvency Law Reform 1994–2019’.

29 November – 1 December 2019

Participated in the organisation of and presented at the Admiralty Retreat in Hepburn Springs

5 December 2019

Spoke to the annual Law School Summer Clerks on ‘The Workings of the Federal Court’.

23 June 2020

Chaired a national CPD Admiralty Seminar by Web Conference (Microsoft Teams) on the topic ‘Cruise Ships, COVID-19 and Consumers’.

Justice Perram

DATE

ACTIVITY

1 August 2019

Judged the Grand Final of the UTS LSS Holland Constitutional Law Moot.

23 October 2019

Spoke on a panel at the 19th Biennial Copyright Law and Practice Symposium entitled ‘Post Modern(isation) Creativity and Innovation – Testing the Experts on the Untested’.

1 November 2019

Presented at the Technology, Public Administration and Public Law Conference at the Australian National University entitled ‘Judicial Review of Machine-Made Decisions’.

Justice Foster

DATE

ACTIVITY

5–6 February 2020

As one of the National Coordinating Judges of the Court’s Commercial and Corporations National Practice Area, Justice Foster chaired meetings of the Commercial and Corporations (Insolvency) User Group (NSW and ACT) and the Commercial and Corporations (General) User Group (NSW and ACT). These User Groups were established so that the Court can engage with the profession on an ongoing and structured basis and to provide a useful forum in which developments in the law, as well as practical issues which may arise in respect of the Court’s practice and procedure, will be discussed.

Justice Yates

Justice Yates is:

  • a Member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

DATE

ACTIVITY

28 November 2019

Chaired panel discussion at Federal Court and Law Council of Australia Joint Conference IP Workshop entitled ‘What does an IP regime need to be useful? Legal and economic perspectives from Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific’.

3 December 2019

Delivered a presentation to Judges of the Tokyo District Court and Supreme Court.

18–22 January 2020

Attended Supreme Court and Federal Court Judges’ Conference in Canberra.

6–8 March 2020

Delivered a presentation at the 8th Annual Gibraltar Continuing Professional Development Conference in Bowral NSW entitled ‘Patently incompatible? The collision of private rights and economic welfare’.

18 March 2020

Delivered a presentation at the College of Law Judge’s Series entitled ‘Subpoenas, discovery and interrogatories’.

Justice Bromberg

Justice Bromberg is:

  • coordinator of the Federal Court, Victorian Supreme Court and the Victorian Bar’s Indigenous Clerkship Program

DATE

ACTIVITY

11 July 2019

Hosted and presented to the ILO Malaysian Delegation visiting the Federal Court.

18 July 2019

Gave the closing address to the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law Evening Panel on ‘The International Labour Organisation and the Future of Work’.

19 August 2019

Spoke at a Seminar on Discrimination Law, Insights and Recent Developments presented by the Industrial Bar Association of the Victorian Bar.

3 October 2019

Adjudicated the grand final of the ICJV International Criminal Law Moot.

10 October 2019

Chaired and presented at the Employment and Industrial Relations NPA Seminar on Current Issues in the Practice of Employment and Industrial Law.

23 October 2019

Guest Speaker at Holding Redlich’s Annual Dinner of the Workplace Relations Specialists accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria.

Justice Katzmann

Justice Katzmann is:

  • Chair of the Governing Council of Neuroscience Research Australia
  • Director of Minds Count (formerly the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation) until October 2019, when her resignation took effect, having been a director since the Foundation was established in 2008
  • a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law
  • a Committee Member of the Australian Association of Women Judges
  • a Member of the Australian Academy of Law
  • a representative of the Court on the organising committee for the Supreme and Federal Court Judges’ Conference

DATE

ACTIVITY

18 July 2019

Attended the Gilbert + Tobin legal symposium on The Uluru Statement from the Heart: Constitutional Recognition of the Voice with the Hon AM Gleeson AC.

22 August 2019

Attended the Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium: A ‘Hypothetical’ on Climate Change: the Science and the Law.

26 August 2019

Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of NSW for her eminent service to the community.

28 August 2019

Attended the John Lehane Memorial Lecture on the topic ‘The interface between contract and equity’.

20–22 January 2020

Attended the Supreme and Federal Court Judges’ Conference in Canberra and chaired the session titled ‘The ‘Ideal Judge’: Perceptions of Judges through History’.

21 February 2020

Attended the 2020 Constitutional Law Conference and chaired the session titled ‘Implied Freedom of Political Communication: Cases, Controversies and Freedom of the Press’.

Justice Murphy

Justice Murphy is:

  • a Member of the University of Melbourne’s Law School Advisory Council
  • a Board Member at Kids First Australia

DATE

ACTIVITY

31 July 2019

Presented to Slater & Gordon lawyers, Class Action CLE.

10 October 2019

Presented to Victorian Bar Readers as part of Bar Readers’ Course.

18 November 2019

Presented to Lander & Rogers lawyers, Class Action Q&A seminar.

10 February 2020

Spoke at the ‘Contingency Fees, Competition and CFO Conference’ hosted by The Association of Litigation Funders of Australia and Shine Lawyers.

11 March 2020

Spoke at the ‘Class Actions 2020 – a Conference on the Future of the Class Actions Regime’ hosted by Slater & Gordon.

16 April 2020

Presented to Victorian Bar Readers as part of Bar Readers’ Course.

Justice Griffiths

Justice Griffiths is:

  • a Member of the Visiting Judicial Fellow Program – ANU (2020)
  • a Member of the AIJA Indigenous Justice Committee
  • a Member of the Law Society of New South Wales – Judicial Working Party – Improving outcomes for indigenous court and tribunal users
  • a Member of the Federal Court Indigenous Law Clerks Program

DATE

ACTIVITY

12 July 2019

Judged essay – AIAL National Essay Prize in Administrative Law.

18 July 2019

Attended Symposium to hear the Hon Murray Gleeson AC’s presentation – ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart: Indigenous Constitutional Recognition’.

7 September 2019

Chaired Session at ANU Symposium honouring the late Professor Leslie Zines AO.

21 October 2019

Presented paper at NCAT Members’ Conference – ‘Maintaining Impartiality in the Tribunal Environment’.

5 February 2020

Attended 2020 Opening of Law Term Dinner.

12 February 2020

Chaired Session at NSW Bar Association – Public Law Section – ‘Persuasive Written Submissions’.

25 March 2020

Presented paper ‘Professional ethics, court etiquette and witness preparation’ – 2020 Judges’ Series – The College of Law – The Banco Court.

Justice Davies

DATE

ACTIVITY

13–14 September 2019

Panel Member at the 10th Annual Assembly – IATJ – Cambridge, England Substantive Session on Recent Case Law on partnerships and Beneficial Ownership.

16–19 September 2019

Attended an IAJ Meeting – Kazakhstan.

17 October 2019

Spoke at the Tax institute’s 2019 Victoria Tax Forum on ‘The Interaction between the AAT and the Federal Court in Tax Cases’.

22 October 2019

Presented at the Victorian Bar Readers’ Course on ‘Taxation and the Barrister: Taxpayer and Adviser, and Taxation practicalities’.

29 October 2019

Presented at the Melbourne Law School’s 2019 Annual Tax Lecture entitled ‘Tax Stability’.

31 October 2019

Panel Member at the ABA/FCA Tax Barristers conference in Sydney on ‘Case Management in Tax Cases’.

15–16 November 2019

Panel Member at the 2019 Taxation Law Workshop on ‘The Changing Dynamics of International Taxation – A Corporate Perspective’.

2 December 2019

Panel Member at the IFA – Jones Day on ‘The Changing Dynamics of International Taxation’.

6 February 2020

Gave the keynote address at the 2020 Financial Services Taxation Conference on ‘Tax Stability’.

Justice Mortimer

Justice Mortimer is:

  • a Senior Fellow of the Melbourne Law School
  • a Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies
  • a Member of the Australian Academy of Law
  • a Member of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges
  • a Member of the Monash University Faculty of Law External Professional Advisory Committee
  • a Member of the Board of Advisors of the Public Law Review

DATE

ACTIVITY

8 October 2019

Participated in the ‘Judges in Conversation’ event with Professor David Feldman of Cambridge.

2 September 2019

Hosted students from Melbourne Law School at the Court as part of their Refugee Law Class studies, and provided a briefing to the students.

21 November 2019

Presented a lecture on ‘Some thoughts on the AAT’s merits review functions from a judicial perspective’ to the AAT as part of the Occasional Lecture Series.

9 January 2020

Published a chapter ‘Coming to Terms with Communal, Land-related Decision-making by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples in a Public Law Context’ to the book The Frontiers of Public Law.

3 February 2020

Member of the 2020 John Gibson Award selection committee.

Justice Wigney

DATE

ACTIVITY

16 August 2019

Attended Judges’ luncheon with the Hon Justice Tony Poon, Court of First Instance of the High Court in Hong Kong.

31 October 2019

Presented on a panel alongside Justice Davies and Brad Jones of Counsel regarding case management in the Federal Court at the Australian Bar Association Tax Bar and Judiciary Workshop.

5 December 2019

Attended the NSW Law Society judicial cocktail reception.

5 February 2020

Attended the 2020 Opening of Law Term dinner at Strangers’ Dining Room, Parliament House.

Justice Perry

Justice Perry is:

  • a Squadron Leader, Royal Australian Air Force, Legal Specialist Reserves
  • a member of the Judicial Council on Diversity established by the Council of Chief Justices as the representative of the Federal Court
  • a Fellow, Australian Academy of Law
  • a Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, Law School, University of Adelaide
  • a Member of the Advisory Committee to the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales; the Law School Advisory Board, University of Adelaide; the Advisory Council, Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University; and the Board of Advisors, Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics, University of Adelaide
  • Section Editor (Administrative Law), Australian Law Journal
  • a Patron, NSW Chapter, Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association
  • an Ambassador for One Disease (a non-profit organisation concerned with the elimination of preventable diseases in remote indigenous communities)

DATE

ACTIVITY

25 July 2019

Panel member at the NSW Law Society Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession Conference on Artificial Intelligence held in Sydney.

1 August 2019

Delivered Closing Remarks at the International Bar Association/NSW Law Society seminar on ‘Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession’ held in Sydney.

25 August 2019

Participated in NSW Bar Association Open Day for Female Law Students.

30 August 2019

Delivered Introductory Remarks at the John Perry Oration, Adelaide, for the South Australian Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association.

September 2019

Contributed ‘The Law, Equality and Inclusiveness in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society’ to a special edition of The Adelaide Law Review to mark the publication of volume 40.

October 2019

Publication of ‘Kirby Lecture in International Law 2018 – The Duality of Water: Conflict or Co-operation’, (2018) 36 Australian Year Book of International Law 3.

14–19 October 2019

ANU Visiting Judicial Fellowship, Canberra (in residence).

14 October 2019

Introduced session on the Architecture of Justice held by the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI) as part of the SCCI Architecture Hub 2019.

12 November 2019

Chaired seminar at the NSW Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law on ‘The Prorogation Case: Judicial Review in the Age of Brexit’.

26 November 2019

Spoke on Panel Q&A, 2019 Kaldor Centre Annual Conference (UNSW) on ‘Good decisions: achieving fairness in refugee law, policy and practice’.

21 January 2020

Chaired a session at the Supreme and Federal Court Judges Conference, Canberra, on ‘Cyberwarfare and Cybercrime’.

4 February 2020

Judged Sydney University Jessup Practice Moot with Christabel Richards-Neville, Associate for 2018.

10 February 2020

Member of the judging panel for the Australian round of the Global LawTech Venture competition, hosted by the University of NSW and The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation.

25 February 2020

Participated in Law Days Out for 2020 – Students from St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar.

10 June 2020

Presented online to members of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on ‘Statements of Reasons: Issues of Legality and Best Practice’.

18 June 2020

Panel member on online seminar held by the NSW Young Lawyers Association addressing ‘Technology in Government Decision-Making’.

19 June 2020

Participant in the online workshop component of the UNSW Government Automation and Public Law project.

Justice Gleeson

DATE

ACTIVITY

6 July 2019

Attended the National Judicial College of Australia – Effective Judicial Presentations seminar in Sydney.

11–12 July 2019

Panel Member at the Australian Bar Association Convergence conference in Singapore on session entitled ‘Cross Border Insolvency and Restructuring: New Frontiers in Singapore and Australia’.

31 October 2019 – 1 November 2019

Attended the National Judicial College of Australia – ‘Judicial Officers with Leadership Responsibilities’ seminar in Sydney.

12–15 November 2019

Presented at National Judicial College of Australia – National Judicial Orientation Program on the Gold Coast:
Chaired session on ‘Unconscious Judicial Prejudice’.
Presented entitled ‘Court craft – the trial from hell’.

6 February 2020

Attended the National Judicial College of Australia – National Judicial Orientation Program in Sydney:
Presented entitled ‘Court craft – the trial from hell’.

6 March 2020

Chaired session at Commercial Law Association Lunchtime Seminar in Sydney.

11 March 2020

Presented at College of Law 2020 Judges’ Series in Sydney entitled ‘Affidavits in the Federal Court of Australia; practitioners’ responsibilities’.

Justice Markovic

Justice Markovic is:

  • a Member of the Advisory Committee for the Asian Business Law Institute’s insolvency and restructuring project

DATE

ACTIVITY

16 August 2019

Participated in the NSW Bar Association Female Student Open Day.

5–8 November 2019

Attended and presented at the Hong Kong LAWASIA Conference for the session titled ‘Reorganisation alternatives for cross-border insolvency in Asia’.

Justice Moshinsky

Justice Moshinsky is:

  • an alternate Director of the National Judicial College of Australia
  • a Director of the Australian Academy of Law
  • a Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at the Melbourne Law School

DATE

ACTIVITY

7–8 September 2019

Attended a symposium to honour Professor Leslie Zines AO: Key Issues in Australian Federal Constitutional Law, in Canberra.

5 October 2019

Judged semi-final of the Gibbs Moot, Melbourne Law School.

31 October – 1 November 2019

Attended a conference on ‘Judicial Officers with Leadership Responsibilities’ conducted by the National Judicial College of Australia in Sydney.

19 November 2019

Gave the after-dinner speech at the Tax Bar Association annual dinner.

Justice Bromwich

DATE

ACTIVITY

10 April 2019 – 30 April 2020

Part-time Commissioner to the Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry on Corporate Criminal Responsibility. Justice Bromwich worked with Justice Derrington and ALRC staff on numerous drafts of the discussion paper and final report, a part of which included attending meetings with the Advisory Committee, speaking at public meetings in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, attending ALRC Team Workshops in Brisbane and Sydney, and participating in further meetings with individual ALRC Team members in person, online and by telephone.

Justice Burley

Justice Burley is:

  • a member of the advisory board of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation
  • a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

DATE

ACTIVITY

9–11 August 2019

Presented at a Seminar for barristers’ chambers.

6–8 September 2019

Presented at the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand’s 33rd Annual Conference in Noosa, on the topic ‘The Myth and the Monopoly: What does the claim define?’.

13 September 2019

Hosted and delivered a talk for Year 9 students from Chifley College Mount Druitt as a part of the LEAPS (Lawyers Assisting and Encouraging Promising Students) program.

31 October 2019

Guest speaker at the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Judges’ Dinner at IPSANZ, Brisbane.

13–15 November 2019

Attended the World Intellectual Property Organization’s ‘2019 Intellectual Property Judges Forum’ in Geneva, and gave a presentation on the topic ‘Exhaustion of IP rights and parallel imports’.

29 November 2019

Chaired a panel discussion on the topic of ‘Trade Marks, Designs and Patent Oppositions: New technologies and areas of emerging interest’ at the November 2019 Federal Court Judges Conference.

Justice O’Callaghan

DATE

ACTIVITY

23 July 2019

Attended seminar sponsored by CIArb Australia and the Federal Court entitled ‘Multiple Dimensions of Complex Arbitrations’.

29 August 2019

Presented seminar sponsored by the Melbourne Law School with Judge Alison Nathan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, entitled ‘Federal Judicial Appointments and Federal Judicial Power: A US-Australia Comparison’.

4 September 2019

Attended lecture sponsored by the Australian Academy of Law by Sir Nicholas Blake, entitled ‘Democracy, Human Rights and the Judiciary: the common law and the wider world’.

13 September 2019

Spoke at September 2019 Victorian Readers’ Course on the topic ‘Judicial views on written advocacy’.

24 October 2019

Chaired United Nations Day Lecture entitled ‘25 Years of Cross Border Insolvency Law Reform 1994–2019’.

31 October 2019

Spoke at Victorian Bar seminar sponsored by the Industrial Bar Association entitled ‘Keep an eye on the trial – Practical measures to ensure your case runs smoothly in court’.

29 November – 1 December 2019

Attended Federal Court Admiralty and Maritime Workshop.

6 May 2020

Spoke at Victorian Bar ‘webinar’ entitled ‘Virtual hearings Part 2: Using Teams in the Federal Court’.

21 May 2020

Spoke at ‘webinar’ of the launch of ‘COVID-19 and the Law of Australia’.

Justice R M Derrington

Justice R M Derrington is:

  • an Adjunct Professor, TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland

DATE

ACTIVITY

27 August 2019

Panel Member for the Bar Practice Course Pleadings Session Q&A.

23 October 2019

Chaired the UN Day Lecture in Brisbane on ‘25 years of Cross Border Insolvency Law Reform 1994–2019’.

27 December 2019 – 9 January 2020

Taught at the University of Queensland on ‘Leading as Lawyers’.

Justice Thomas

DATE

ACTIVITY

18 July 2019

Presented the National Lecture on Administrative Law at the 2019 Australian Institute of Administrative Law National Administrative Law Conference.

1 August 2019

Hosted the Law Council of Australia liaison meeting regarding the AAT.

4–5 September 2019

Hosted a visit from Justice Dr Markus Thoma, Austrian Supreme Administrative Court

6 September 2019

Attended the 2019 Council of Australasian Tribunals NSW Conference and chaired a session titled ‘Social media – the power and the perils’.

10 October 2019

Chaired the judging panel for the AAT Moot Competition 2019 Grand Final.

29 October 2019

Attended and provided preliminary remarks at the Law Council of Australia conference titled ‘Callinan review: past reflections, future directions’.

31 October 2019

Met with Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

6 December 2019

Chaired the Law Council of Australia’s Hot Topics in Commonwealth Compensation Seminar.

29 January 2020

Attended the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s 10th Anniversary Ceremony.

21 February 2020

Hosted the Law Council of Australia liaison meeting regarding the AAT.

Justice S C Derrington

Justice S C Derrington is:

  • President of the Australian Law Reform Commission
  • Emeritus Professor of the University of Queensland
  • Vice-chair of the Council of the Australian Maritime College
  • a Member of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum
  • a Titular Member of the Comité Maritime International and a member of the International Working Groups on Cross-border Insolvency and Marine Insurance
  • a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law
  • a Fellow of the Nautical Institute
  • a Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • a Member of the Admiralty Rules Committee
  • a Community Ordinary Member of The College of Law Ltd

DATE

ACTIVITY

July 2019

Published note ‘Family Law for the Future – A ‘Radical’ Recommendation’ (2019) Australian Law Journal 431–433.

5 July 2019

Judged semi-final of International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot in Rotterdam.

3 August 2019

Presented to the Law Council of Australia’s Corporations Law Workshop ‘The future of Australia’s corporate law’ in the Barossa Valley.

6 August 2019

Delivered address at the St John’s College Academic Dinner ‘Who is packing your parachute?’ at the University of Queensland.

4 September 2019

Delivered paper at the Freedom 19 Conference ‘Of shields and swords – let the jousting begin!’ in Sydney.

19–20 September 2019

Participated in colloquium on ‘Misleading Silence’ as member of expert reference group at University of Melbourne.

25 September 2019

Delivered paper to the Anglo/Australian Lawyers Society ‘Class (actions). Commerce, Culture and Crime’ in London.

24 October 2019

Panellist at McCullough Robertson ‘Year 101 Women in Law’ in Brisbane.

29–30 October 2019

Delivered keynote address at Allens Corporate Crime Conference ‘The ALRC Inquiry to date: a preview of the Proposals’ in Sydney and Melbourne.

7 November 2019

Delivered paper at Family Law Pathways Network ‘The ALRC Report on the Family Law System: the rationale for Recommendation 1’ in Brisbane.

15 November 2019

Presented to Australia Awards in Indonesia: Integrated Criminal Justice System for Access to Justice Program ‘Law Reform in Australia’ in Brisbane.

21 November 2019

Delivered keynote address at Family Relationship Service Australia Conference ‘Evolving Families and the continuing justification for rules particular to the regulation of families’ in the Hunter Valley.

28 November 2019

Delivered keynote address at the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference ‘Faith, hope and charity – religion as a public benefit in modern Australia’ at the University of Melbourne.

30 November – 1 December 2019

Presented at the Admiralty Judges’ Workshop in Hepburn Springs.

29 December 2019 – 9 January 2020

Course convenor and lecturer ‘Leading as Lawyers’ at the University of Queensland (in conjunction with the University of Tennessee).

24 January 2020

Judged pitches and presentations for the Sydney Law School Summer Innovation Program at the University of Sydney.

6 March 2020

Presented at Australian Bar Association and Queensland Bar Association Conference ‘Family Law Reform’ in Brisbane.

20 March 2020

Presented to the UNSW Family Law Intensive ‘Family Law Reform’ (via video conference).

21 May 2020

Presented to students at Queen’s College within the University of Melbourne (via video conference).

29 June 2020

Gave the keynote address to launch UNSW Law Journal Issue 43(2) ‘Law Reform: Projects, Processes, and Pitfalls’ (via video conference).

Justice Steward

DATE

ACTIVITY

31 October 2019

Attended the Australian Bar Association Tax Workshop in Sydney.

28 January 2020

Attended the Opening of the Legal Year Red Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

11 March 2020

Delivered keynote address at the Justice Hill Tax Institute Convention, entitled ‘The Judicial Work of the Hon Justice Edmonds’.

Justice Banks-Smith

Justice Banks-Smith is:

  • Chair of the Law Advisory Board for the University of Notre Dame Law School (Fremantle)
  • Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee for Perth Children’s Hospital
  • a Member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration WA State Committee

DATE

ACTIVITY

2 August 2019

Attended the Women Judges, Magistrates and Barristers Dinner, South Perth Yacht Club.

28 August 2019

Attended Herbert Smith Freehills Annual Alumni and Community event, Postal Hall at the State Buildings.

12 September 2019

Hosted and delivered a talk for students of Hale School involved in its Year 11 Leadership program.

17 September 2019

Attended drinks function hosted by the Supreme Court of Western Australia with the Women Members of the Western Australia Bar Association, Supreme Court DMJC).

9 October 2019

Presented the 2019 David Malcolm Memorial Lecture: ‘More Than Just Precedent: Perspectives on Judgment Writing’, University of Notre Dame, Craven Law Library, School of Law Building.

24 October 2019

Presented the 2019 United Nations Day Lecture: ‘25 Years of Cross Border Insolvency Law Reform 1994–2019’, Federal Court WA Registry.

25 October 2019

Attended the Western Australian Bar Association’s Bar and Bench Dinner, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.

8 November 2019

Attend the Carmel School Business Breakfast with The Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, Pan Pacific Hotel.

28 November 2019

Attended Reception at Government House hosted by the Hon Kim Beazley AC Governor of Western Australia and Ms Susie Annus.

5 December 2019

Attended the Law Society of Western Australia’s End of Year Celebration, The Westin.

17 December 2019

Attended the University of Notre Dame Graduation Ceremony, Notre Dame, Drill Hall.

29 January 2020

Attended the Western Australian 2019 New Silks’ Celebration Drinks, Supreme Court of WA, DMJC.

31 January 2020

Attended drinks function to mark the retirement of Justice Lindy Jenkins, Supreme Court of WA, DMJC.

11 March 2020

Attended drinks function with WA Family Court Judges, Level 8, Federal Court.

23 March 2020

Presented online CPD seminar for the Piddington Society on ‘The ethics of advocacy’.

Justice Colvin

Justice Colvin is:

  • a Committee Member of the National Judicial College of Australia Writing Better Judgments Committee
  • a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law

DATE

ACTIVITY

5 July 2019

Presided over mock trial for the Australian Bar Association’s Essential Trial Advocacy Court, Federal Court.

10–12 July 2019

Attended and presented paper for session ‘An Australian International Commercial Court – Not a bad Idea or What a bad Idea’ at the Australian Bar Association’s 2019 Conference: ‘Convergence’, Singapore.

25 September 2019

Participated in the Western Australia Bar Association’s Best Practice Seminar on ‘Disclosure and Related Matters’, Exchange Tower Conference Suite.

10–12 February 2020

Facilitated for the National Judicial College of Australia’s Writing Better Judgments Program.

Justice Stewart

DATE

ACTIVITY

18 July 2019

Attended The Uluru Statement from the Heart: constitutional recognition of the Voice symposium with The Hon Murray Gleeson AC QC at Gilbert + Tobin.

24 July 2019

Delivered the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand Lunchtime Lecture entitled ‘Salvage Learnings from the Thor Commander’.

1 August 2019

Attended official reception at the invitation of Ambassador Mr Patricio Powell of Chile and Captain Claudio Maldonado on board the TS Esmeralda at HMAS Kuttabul, Woolloomooloo.

7 August 2019

Attended the Alinea Chambers official opening by the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AC QC.

15 August 2019

Attended public address delivered by The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG and Professor Stefan Petrow of the University of Tasmania on the life of Sir Francis Villeneuve Smith, the third Chief Justice of Tasmania, and the issues of colonial and postcolonial racism in Australia. Hosted by the Federation Press in association with the Francis Forbes Society.

16 August 2019

Attended luncheon for the Hon Justice Tony Poon, from the Court of First Instance of the High Court in Hong Kong and the accompanying delegation in Sydney.

22 August 2019

Attended the Banco Chambers annual reception for the legal profession.

28 August 2019

Attended the John Lehane Memorial Lecture presented by Lord Sales, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, on the topic ‘The interface between contract and equity’.

29 August 2019

Attended the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness and Federal Court lecture on the topic ‘The Boundaries of Refugee Protection: A Comparative View’.

12 September 2019

Delivered a paper entitled ‘Writ or Wrong? Protecting against a change in ownership before the vessel is arrested’ at the 46th annual conference of MLAANZ in Auckland, New Zealand.

17 September 2019

Attended the third International Arbitration Seminar, an initiative of the CIArb Australia and the Federal Court, chaired by the Hon Justice Middleton, the panel presented on the topic ‘International Arbitration and the Art of Strategy’.

18 September 2019

Attended the Australian Association of Constitutional Law seminar on the topic ‘Inconsistency’.

19 September 2019

Attended the New Chambers annual reception for the legal profession.

26 September 2019

Attended the annual Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission (AMTAC) address in Sydney delivered by Ms Amy Gulhot, Assistant Secretary, Agriculture and Food Trade, Office of Trade Negotiations, Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

7 October 2019

Participated in the Maritime Cross-Border Insolvency Round-table at the Centre for Maritime Law, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, at the invitation of the Director, Professor Stephen Girvin.

24 October 2019

Delivered the 2019 Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture entitled ‘The fluctuating incidence of the burden of proof under the Hague-Visby Rules: the implications of Volcafe v CSAV [2019] AC 358 for the position in Australia’ at the Federal Court, Brisbane, at the invitation of Professor Patrick Parkinson, Dean of the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland.

28 October 2019

Attended a special sitting of the Federal Court and reception to welcome and congratulate new Senior Counsel in NSW.

31 October 2019

Attended the Australian Bar Association (in association with the Federal Court) Tax Conference and Dinner in Sydney.

12 November 2019

Attended the Australian Association of Constitutional Law special expert panel discussion of the recent decision of the United Kingdom Supreme Court in the Prorogation Case: R (Miller) v Prime Minister; Cherry v Advocate-General for Scotland [2019] UKSC 41 by Professor Anne Twomey and Michael Sexton SC.

14 November 2019

Attended the YES Anniversary Cocktail Celebration at the Parliament of NSW.

27–28 November 2019

Attended the Judges’ Meeting and Joint Conference between the Federal Court and Law Council of Australia on Intellectual Property in Melbourne.

30 November – 1 December 2019

Participated in the Admiralty Judges’ Retreat at Hepburn Springs, VIC. Presented two seminars: ‘A practical arrest scenario: the arrest, management and sale of a ship’ with Justice Rares and ‘Limitation of Liability’ with Justice McKerracher.

5 December 2019

Attended the annual Judicial Cocktail Reception at the Law Society of NSW.

13 December 2019

Attended the Human Rights Awards 2019 ceremony in Sydney.

10 February 2020

Attended the New Chambers tax barristers function.

11 February 2020

Attended the Banco Chambers official opening by the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AC QC.

20–26 February 2020

Participated in the Indigenous Clerkship Program at the Federal Court.

21 February 2020

Attended the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law UNSW 2020 Constitutional Law Conference in Sydney.

3 March 2020

Attended the Australian Association of Constitutional Law address on the constitutional issues arising out of the High Court’s significant decision in Love v Commonwealth; Thoms v Commonwealth [2020] HCA 3 presented by the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AC QC.

9 March 2020

Delivered a paper entitled ‘The role of courts in supporting arbitration: a review of recent developments in the Asia-Pacific’ (by video conference from Sydney) at the 21st International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

29 May 2020

Attended Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law responses to COVID-19 webinar on COVID-19 and Cruise Ships.

4 June 2020

Attended the Australian Bar Association Tax Committee online drinks.

22 June 2020

Attended Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law responses to COVID-19 webinar on Human Rights Restrictions and Proportionality.

23 June 2020

Attended the FCA national admiralty online seminar on ‘Cruise ships, COVID-19 and consumer’ by Professor Kate Lewins and Professor Elise Bant.

Justice O’Bryan

Justice O’Bryan is:

  • the Federal Court’s representative for the Victorian Judicial Officers Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Committee

DATE

ACTIVITY

28 August 2019

Attended The John Lehane Memorial Lecture presented by Lord Sales, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on the interface between contract and equity at the Supreme Court of NSW in Sydney.

30–31 August 2019

Attended the 2019 Competition and Consumer Law Workshop in Melbourne organised by the Law Council of Australia.

4 September 2019

Attended the presentation by Sir Nicholas Blake on Democracy, Human Rights and the Judiciary: the common law and the wider world organised by the Australian Academy of Law, held at the Federal Court in Melbourne and chaired by Chief Justice Allsop.

16 October 2019

Chaired a seminar on recent developments in misleading and unconscionable conduct organised by Monash University and held at the Federal Court in Melbourne.

19 February 2020

Attended the CommBar Annual Cocktail Party hosted by Chief Justices Allsop and Ferguson.

4 March 2020

Attended an afternoon tea for the Indigenous Clerkship program at the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne.

12 March 2020

Attended the Judicial College of Victoria Koori Twilight Program ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth –The Long Road to Recognition’.

Justice Jackson

DATE

ACTIVITY

5 July 2019

Presided over Mock Trial for the Australian Bar Association’s Essential Trial Advocacy Court, Federal Court.

7 August 2019

Attended the Alinea Chambers Official Launch, Melbourne.

17–18 August 2019

Coached at the Law Society’s annual Practical Advocacy Weekend, Children’s Court of Western Australia.

17 September 2019

Attended Supreme Court Drinks with the Women Members of the Western Australia Bar Association, Supreme Court DMJC.

25 September 2019

Participated in the Western Australia Bar Association’s Best Practice Seminar on ‘Disclosure and Related Matters’, Exchange Tower Conference Suite.

26 September 2019

Attended the Women Lawyers of Western Australia ‘Meet the Judiciary’ Function, Supreme Court, Stirling Gardens.

2 October 2019

Attended the 2019 John Toohey AC QC Oration: ‘The Development of Native Title: Opening Our Eyes to Shared History’, delivered by Justice Michelle Gordon AC.

24 October 2019

Attended the 2019 UN Day Lecture: ‘25 Years of Cross Border Insolvency Law Reform 1994–2019’, Presented by Justice Banks-Smith, Federal Court WA Registry.

6 November 2019

Attended the 2019 Sir Francis Burt Oration delivered by the Hon Robert S French AC: ‘The Law in a Climate of Change’, Supreme Court, Stirling Gardens.

11–15 November 2019

Attended the National Judicial Orientation Program, Gold Coast, Qld.

5 December 2019

Attended the Law Society of Western Australia’s End of Year Celebration, The Westin.

12 December 2019

Attended the Quayside Chambers Second Annual Oration presented by the Hon Justice AS Bell: ‘Gambling and Law in the 21st Century’, Quayside Chambers.

29 January 2020

Attended the Western Australian 2019 Silk’s Announcement Celebration Drinks, Supreme Court of WA, DMJC.

31 January 2020

Attended Drinks to mark the retirement of Justice Lindy Jenkins, Supreme Court of WA, DMJC.

3 February 2020

Acted as judge for the University of Western Australia Jessup Moot,
UWA Law School.

21 February 2020

Presented speech ‘Artificial Intelligence in the Judicial Process’ at Fremantle Law Conference.

Justice Abraham

Justice Abraham is:

  • a Member of the Advisory Committee for the Australian Law Reform Commission: Corporate Criminal Responsibility, Individual Liability for Corporate Criminal Conduct

DATE

ACTIVITY

16 August 2019

Hosted and presented to students in chambers as part of the NSW Bar Association’s, ‘Female Law Students’ Open Day’.

29 October 2019

Presented to members of NSW Junior Bar as part of the NSW Bar Association’s New Barrister Committee, Judicial Q&A Session.

10 October 2019

Presented to students at NSW Law Society as part of a panel discussion with members of the judiciary, entitled ‘A Night in Chambers’.

10–15 November 2019

Attended the National Judicial Orientation Program, Qld.

29 February 2020

Chaired, session entitled ‘Commonwealth Law: The practical challenges of Pham and Hili’, 2020 Sentencing Conference conducted by the National Judicial College Conference, Canberra.