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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.

Electronic signing, witnessing & probate during COVID: Victoria, a case study 18 February 2021

5.00-6.30 pm
Thursday, 18 February 2021

Register for the FREE event here:

The ACLI - EWOWC (Electronic Wills and Online Witness Committee) will deliver a panel discussion and Q&A “Town Hall” experience to discuss:

"Electronic Probate during COVID: Victoria as Case Study with insights from Queensland, New Zealand, UK, Canada and Tasmania (Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask)"

Hosted by the Australasian Cyber Law Institute, an industry voice for issues related to cyber and law.

This event is sponsored by Young's List - A boutique and select list of Australia's most experienced silks, senior juniors and emerging junior barristers.

Public confidence, apprehended bias & the modern federal judiciary - 2 March 2021

5.30 pm AEDT

The Australian Law Reform Commission invites you to a panel seminar on Tuesday 2 March 2021 hosted in conjunction with the Australian Academy of Law.

An expert panel will explore issues of public confidence, apprehended bias, and the modern federal judiciary in the context of the ALRC’s ongoing review of judicial impartiality. The Q&A style format will provide the opportunity for questions relevant to the ALRC’s review.

The seminar will be delivered online, via Microsoft Teams, along with limited in-person attendance at the Federal Court Building in Sydney.

The Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, ALRC President

  • The Hon Justice Michael Lee, Federal Court of Australia
  • His Honour Judge Matthew Myers AM, Federal Circuit Court of Australia
  • Professor Gabrielle Appleby, University of New South Wales
  • Mr Anthony McAvoy SC, Barrister
  • Mr Chris Merritt, Journalist and Rule of Law Institute Australia Vice President

Register and attend:

Constitutional & Rule of Law Webinar Series 18 February - 11 March 2021

Jointly organised by LAWASIA, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Law Council of Australia and the South Pacific Lawyers Association, the series will run over 4 consecutive weeks, every Thursday from 18 February to 11 March 2021 (4 webinars in total).

Registration is complimentary and we encourage all LAWASIA members, friends and supporters to attend one, or all of the webinars on offer.

WEBINAR 1 – Thursday, 18 February 2021
16:30 – 18:30 (Sydney time)
Opening Ceremony & Inaugural Webinar
Rule of Law in Governance: Public Sector Corruption

WEBINAR 2 – Thursday, 25 February 2021
16:30 – 18:00 (Sydney time)
Loss of Majority in Parliament & Forming a New Government: The Guiding Constitutional Principles and Conventions

WEBINAR 3 – Thursday, 4 March 2021
16:30 – 18:00 (Sydney time)
Constitutional Breakdowns, Coups, Crises and Disruptions: Experiences from the Commonwealth

WEBINAR 4 – Thursday, 11 March 2021
16:30 – 18:00 (Sydney time)
The Role of Law Associations in Promoting the Rule of Law (Law Council of Australia)

For more information and to register, please visit:

2021 Immigration Law Conference Webinar - 15-16 March 2021


More information / register here:

"The Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section of the Law Council of Australia is pleased to announce it will be hosting the annual Immigration Law Conference by webinar this year. Immigration lawyers from around Australia will join together online on 15-16 March 2021 to share knowledge and ideas about immigration law and practice.

Over two days, the conference will cover current issues in the migration law profession, including legislative, policy and case law updates and how to prepare your practice for post deregulation (March 2021).

COVID-19 has impacted all visa classes and all of our lives, and with deregulation around the corner, immigration lawyers face the challenges of adapting to changes in law, practice and daily life.

As we brace ourselves to fit into the new normal, we need a robust modus operandi (or whole set of new tools) to help us navigate the complex problems that we face.

Moving from the visa frameworks as we knew them to new sets of visa guidelines can be both challenging and exciting.

The annual Immigration Law Conference is known for its thought-leadership and for fostering collegiality in the immigration law profession.

Please join us in this new online format as we delve deeper into complex issues, including looking at updates on recent court and tribunal decisions."

Topics include:

  • Immigration law - The year in review;
  • Immigration law updates including legislative and policy changes in skilled, business and refugee visas and updates on travel bans and exemptions;
  • Managing your practice post deregulation and during a global pandemic;
  • Emerging issues in judicial review;
  • What’s next with immigration law - Where to?;
  • Lost in translation? Winning your case with interpreters; and
  • Updates from the Department of Home Affairs.

Environmental Law in the Pacific: 23-24 April 2021


23-24 October 2020

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.

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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