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Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is likely that conference/event details will change. It is advised that you check with conference/event hosts to confirm details prior to making any plans.

Unless an event is specifically hosted by the Law Society NT, the accuracy of the information below cannot be guaranteed.

Corp Workplace Solutions: April - October 2021

CORP is a leading Northern Territory provider of workplace solutions. We are unique. Our work is underpinned by expertise in human behaviour and an understanding of current and emerging workplace issues. Our services and practice are informed by the knowledge we gain through connection with our extensive networks, our historical understanding of the region, and our connection with Employee Assistance Services Australia (EASA).

We believe ‘people are our greatest resource’ and we work with our clients to enable them to lead, develop and support their people and their organisations to be the best they can be.

CORP offers a range of workforce solutions for government, private and not for profit businesses. All CORP workshops can be customised and/or delivered for organisations onsite.

To view all workshops please visit the Corp Workplace Solutions Eventbrite page.

Environmental Law in the Pacific: 23-24 April 2021


23-24 October 2020

'Responding to domestic & family violence' training: 28 April 2021

9.00 am - 4.30 pm, Tennant Creek.

Free but registrations essential.

Register here.

Hosted by the Central Australian Women's Legal Service.

COVID-19, Criminal Justice and Carceralism (webinar): 29 April 2021

Launch of COVID Special Issue of Current Issues in Criminal Justice

5.30 - 7.00 pm ACST.

Free but registrations essential.

Register here.

Hosted by The University of Sydney.

Emerging Leader's Series: Communication Skills: 6 May 2021

Corp Workplace Solutions

Emerging Leader's Series: Communication Skills (Alice Springs)
Thu, May 6, 8:30 AM
Chamber of Commerce Training Room, Alice Springs, NT
Starts at A$159.00

Emerging Leader's Series: Communication Skills (Darwin)
Thu, May 6, 9:00 AM
The Avenue, Parap
Starts at A$159.00

Invitation to Lunch & Learn - session two: 7 May 2021

Legal practitioners and members of the Law Society NT are invited to join NT WorkSafe’s 2021 Lunch and Learn sessions.

The sessions consists of one-hour presentations on aspects related to the work health and safety (WHS) legislation, presented by a practising lawyer.

The second session details are:

  • Topic: Hearsay
  • Presenter: Lyma Nuyen, Barrister
  • Date: Friday 7 May 2021, 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • DARWIN – Wanaka Room, Level 2, Energy House, 18-20 Cavenagh Street.
  • KATHERINE – Ground Floor Meeting Room, Randazzo Centre, 14 Katherine Terrace.
  • ALICE SPRINGS – Level 1 Meeting Room 2, The Green Well Building, 50 Bath Street.
RVSP: To attend, register via this Eventbrite link before Wednesday 5 May.

Light lunch provided.

The Lunch and Learn sessions have been organised to provide continuing professional development opportunities for NT WorkSafe staff, and those practising and administering the WHS laws.

Continued Professional Development (CPD Points) If you consider this presentation satisfies your individual requirement, or is relevant to your immediate or long-term professional development needs, you may claim 1 CPD points for attendance and participation in this session.

Upcoming topics

Upcoming Lunch and Learn topics are: Right to silence – July Details of the upcoming topics will be published closer to the date.

The Regulatory Ecosystem for Financial Services (webinar): 17 May 2021

This free, interactive webinar will explore the Australian Law Reform Commission’s preliminary findings on the regulatory framework for corporations and financial services in Australia.

Register here.

Law Week: 17-23 May 2021

Planning is currently underway for Law Week 2021!

Visit the main Law Week page here.

Save the dates (subject to change):

  • Monday 17 May (to be confirmed): NTYL Great Debate
  • Tuesday 18 May: Tug of Lawy Competition
  • Thursday 20 May: CPD & Trivia Night with Julian Morrow from The Chaser
  • Friday 21 May: Alice Springs event TBC

If you are holding an event during Law Week and you would like to be included in advertising material sent to members, please contact the Society's Events and CPD Coordinator via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Comparative Perspectives on Financial Services Regulation: 24 May 2021


Join a panel of international experts to compare approaches to the design of financial services regulation across different jurisdictions.

Register here.

AIATSIS Summit (Native Title): 31 May to 4 June 2021, Adelaide

Footprints for the future - Tracking our journey together

Registrations close 26 May 2021.

Register here.

Career Expo & Emerging Leaders Summit: 8-10 June 2021

The essential, must-attend event for emerging legal professionals and law students, connecting you with Australia’s top companies and leading educators to help you secure the perfect role.

The unique 2021 event you do not want to miss – a free-to-attend live-stream event designed to arm you with the tools and strategies to succeed in the current market. Across three, action-packed days over 8, 9 and 10 June, Lawyers Weekly will give you the opportunity to acquire the latest insights and trends that are shaping the way of the future, helping you gain the competitive edge in this intense climate of great change.

With expert-led sessions, keynote addresses, one-on-one networking opportunities and conversations with industry leaders, firms and trusted career advisers, this event will set the benchmark for professional career development to thrive in a post-pandemic environment.

Tailor your schedule to your needs across three streams. They are all FREE to attend and 100 per cent online. Take some important time out to further your career development and ensure best practice for standing out among the crowd in the digital age.

More information.

Corporate Counsel Awards: 17 June 2021, Sydney

The Corporate Counsel Awards 2021 is an awards program that bestows the most prestigious accolades recognising excellence for top-performing in-house legal professionals at a national level. These awards provide an opportunity to recognise the work done by in-house counsel and help you stand out in a competitive marketplace, highlight your experience and gain the recognition you no doubt deserve.

This year, the awards will be like no other, bringing you the pizzazz and glamour in an evening to remember. After the unprecedented year that has been 2020, we are now more excited than ever to celebrate with you in person. Winners will be announced at a five-star gala dinner in Sydney, marking a great opportunity to celebrate and network with industry peers, friends and family — and you’re invited to attend!

The event will also be live-streamed for all to watch. Enjoy a black-tie evening from your boardroom, office or even your lounge room while being connected to hundreds of other viewers tuning in across Australia and the world.

More information.

The Changing Landscape of Defamation Law, 6 July 2021, ACT

The landscape of defamation law in Australia and overseas has been shifting over the past decade and more. Whether as a result of the rapid advancement in information technology, or due to deeper changes in the normative underpinnings and morality of reputational protection, the law of defamation has received widespread public attention for its perceived inadequacies or outdatedness. Value-laden terms such as ‘libel tourism’ and ‘chilling effect’ have gained a foothold in the public conscience.

This has led to reform in Australia, with the Council of Attorneys-General adopting amendments to the model defamation law, and the New South Wales Parliament being the first to introduce an amendment bill, in 2020. Almost a decade earlier, there was statutory reform of defamation law in the United Kingdom, and even earlier than that, in New Zealand.

Where does this leave the landscape of defamation law – its normative and moral purposes, its scope, and its practical utility for individuals seeking reputational protection and vindication?

By bringing together leading scholars, practitioners and judges in the field of defamation law, this conference seeks to survey the landscape of defamation law, interrogating what defamation law is for, where its proper boundaries lie, the extent to which it is or should be influenced by online communications, and the future directions of reputational protection after the reforms.

Note: This event will be delivered in a hybrid format - both in-person and virtually via Zoom webinar.

More information.

18th Biennial Bali Conference: 10-13 August 2021 - Darwin

Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT)

Dear friends and members,

The biennial Bali Conference will be held in Darwin, commencing with a cocktail party on the evening of Tuesday 10 August and culminating in our Gala dinner on Friday 13 August 2021.

The conference theme is:

‘I Can’t Believe It’s not Bali – Lock Downs and Lock Ups’

The 2021 CLANT conference coincides with both a global pandemic that has seen am immediate reimagining around the practice and procedures of criminal law both home and abroad; and importantly it also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the final report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Death’s in Custody. It took about30 days for the pandemic to create real change in the processes surrounding the manner we practice criminal law, yet in 30 years we have seen little change or meaningful improvement in access to justice for First Nations people. This conference looks to focus on what we can do to improve the criminal justice system, starting by looking in our own backyard.

CLANT is in the process of finalising our conference programme, however as a teaser are excited to confirm that our keynote speaker is Phillip Boulten SC.

We are also delighted to have Acting Justice Lex Lasry AM QC presenting at this year’s conference.

We have papers from a variety of presenters from most of our nation’s criminal jurisdictions. Papers will cover issues including:

  • Public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in prisons
  • State intervention on the rights of the citizen
  • Policing homelessness in the NT
  • Developing laws around judge alone trials
  • Linguistics v Law: reconciling divergent approaches to section 85 of the National Uniform Evidence Act

Our conference has never been held in Darwin before and we look forward to welcoming practitioners, judicial officers and key stakeholders to our home. These conference dates coincide with the annual Darwin Festival and we anticipate many opportunities for learning as well as leisure and recreation. To register please follow the below link, however if you have any further questions or issues please contact Dee Berkely via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0437 710 090 Registration inclusions Full conference program 2.5 days, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, admission to Cocktail Party and Gala Dinner, tee shirt, satchel, notebook, pen

Registration fees

  • Full Delegate: $1,200
  • Group: (10 or more delegates from the same organisation discount) $1,140
  • Judge's Associates, Paralegal, Law Students: $925
  • Accompanying Persons: (includes admission to Cocktail Party and Gala Dinner) $265

(Purchase individual tickets if bringing guests OTHER THAN Accompanying Persons)

  • Cocktail Party $120
  • Gala Dinner $155

I look forward to welcoming you all in Darwin in August.

Marty Aust, President
Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory

Last modified: 31/03/2020 11:40 AM

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