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    • 07 Jul 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Banco Court, Supreme Court of NSW, Queens Square, Sydney
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    The Appointment of State, Territory and Federal Judges: Part 1

    Part 1 will address the question: What is the work of judges, and what do the judges of the court in question do? What are the necessary qualities of a prospective appointee?

    Much has been written on this topic, both by judges and academics, but it is of continuing importance, and the discussion needs to be kept up-to-date.

    Criteria for the appointment of judges have been put forward in the past, for example by the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration. See: Suggested-Criteria-for-Judicial-Appointments-AIJA-2015.pdf    

    Are all of these criteria still relevant? Are they too abstract?

    Date: Thursday, 7 July 2022

    Time: 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm (AEST)

    Location: Banco Court, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Queens Square, Sydney

    Speaker:  The Hon Tom Bathurst AC QC, formerly Chief Justice of New South Wales

    Speaker: the Hon Walter Sofronoff QC, formerly President of The Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Queensland

    Speaker The Hon Justice Jenny Blokland - judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory and President of the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA). Her Honour was the Chief Magistrate of the Northern Territory from 2006 to 2010

    Further information can be found on the flyer.

    If you would like further information please email AALSecretariat@academyoflaw.org.au

    • 28 Jul 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Court 1, Federal Court of Australia, Law Courts Building, Queens Square, Sydney
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    The Appointment of State, Territory and Federal Judges: Part 11

    (not including the High Court)

    Date: Thursday 28 July 2022 at 5.00 pm

    Location: Court 1, Federal Court of Australia, Law Courts Building, Queens Square Sydney and online.

    Part 1, held on 7 July 2022, addressed the issues: What is the work of judges, and what do the judges of the court in question do? What are the necessary qualities of a prospective appointee?

     Part II, to be held on , will address the question: What are the systems for finding such people, and how could those systems be improved? What are the best parts of those systems?

    Further information can be found on the flyer.

    Speakers:

    Speakers:

    Mr Ian Govey AM, former Deputy Secretary, federal Attorney-General’s Department

    Professor Andrew Lynch, Dean, UNSW Law & Justice, School of Global & Public Law

    Mr Michael Tidball, Secretary of the NSW Department of Communities and Justice

    Please join us for refreshments after the seminar.

    • 22 Aug 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Court No 1, Federal Court of Australia, Queens Square, Sydney and online
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    The Australian Academy of Law is very pleased to host this event on Judicial Independence, a topic which is fundamental to the rule of law, internationally and in Australia.

    The two distinguished speakers are:


    Judge José Matos: the current president of the International Association of Judges.  Judge Matos is visiting  Australia and will be speaking on challenges to judicial independence, including the current situations in Poland, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Judge Matos has been a judge since 1990 and was appointed to the Court of Appeal of Porto, Portugal in 2012. Since 2021 he has been President of the Court of Appeal Court of Porto (Tribunal da Relação do Porto). He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of the Judicial Integrity Network of the United Nations.


    Justice Jacqueline Gleeson: High Court of Australia. Justice Gleeson will consider what Australian judges might learn from challenges to judicial independence in foreign jurisdictions.  Justice Gleeson was appointed to the High Court of Australia in March 2021, having been a judge of the Federal Court of Australia since 2014. 

    Date: Monday, 22 August 2022

    Time: 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm

    Location: Court No 1, Federal Court of Australia, Queens Square, Sydney and online

    Further information can be found in the flyer

    If you would like additional information please email:

    AALSecretariat@academyoflaw.org.au

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24 May 2022 Review of Non-Statutory Government Action
11 May 2022 Private and public lawyers: An Ethical divide?
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31 Mar 2022 Australian Federalism in the Time of COVID
24 Mar 2022 The Legal and Ethical Regulation of the Internet of Things
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07 Dec 2021 Freedom of Expression in the United Kingdom and Australia considered comparatively
24 Nov 2021 First Nations Peoples' Truth & Justice Commissions
17 Nov 2021 Michael Coper Roundtable
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21 Oct 2021 10th Annual Patron's Address - The Hon James Allsop AO
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10 Jun 2021 Invitation for Dinner in Hobart
05 May 2021 Michael Coper Roundtable 2021: Integrity Commissions - Role and Powers
28 Apr 2021 The new Court of Appeal for South Australia
19 Apr 2021 Recent Legal Developments
29 Mar 2021 First Michael Coper Roundtable 2021
27 Mar 2021 10th Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance [2021]
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15 Dec 2020 The Tuning Cymbal: Selected Papers and Speeches of Robert French
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28 Oct 2020 The Legal Implications of Brexit for the United Kingdom
22 Oct 2020 9th Annual Patron's Address - Her Excellency the Hon. Margaret Beazley AC QC
14 Oct 2020 Justice in the Hood?: The Potential of the Community Justice Centre Model for Western Australia
23 Sep 2020 World in a Box - 50 years of containerisation in Australia
19 Aug 2020 Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium
11 Aug 2020 Celebrating Samuel Griffith
07 Jul 2020 COVID-19: The Impacts on Lawyers, Law Schools and the Courts
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18 Jun 2020 Michael Coper Roundtable - Thursday 18 June 2020
27 Feb 2020 Cruise Ship Passengers and Australian Law - Contracts, Consumer Protection, Convention?
19 Feb 2020 Michael Coper Roundtable - Wednesday 19 February 2020
31 Oct 2019 8th Annual Patron's Address - The Hon. Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC
19 Sep 2019 Michael Coper Roundtable
19 Sep 2019 9th Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance [2019] Darwin
04 Sep 2019 Democracy, Human Rights and the Judiciary: the common law and the wider world
31 Aug 2019 Annual Essay Prize 2019
22 Aug 2019 Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium
09 May 2019 Members only - How Government Should Best Get its Legal Advice
02 Apr 2019 Members Only - A Day in the Life of a Federal Court Judge
25 Mar 2019 The Hayne Royal Commission: Implications for Lawyers?
01 Mar 2019 The Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University
15 Jan 2019 A Tale of Two Ships: the Tampa and the Afghan
29 Nov 2018 Islands and their Entitlements
28 Nov 2018 Book Launch: The Future of Australian Legal Education
27 Nov 2018 Overcoming Non-Financial Barriers to Access to Justice
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18 Oct 2018 7th Annual Patron's Address - The Rt. Hon. Dame Sian Elias, GNZM
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23 Aug 2018 Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium
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27 Jun 2018 Members Only Event: Eyes on the Spies
30 Apr 2018 Access to Justice: The Breadth of the Concept of Justice
15 Mar 2018 Public Lecture - 'The Federal Court and The Constitution'
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25 Sep 2017 Patron's Address - 'The International Court of Justice as a Working Court'
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08 Feb 2017 Australian Academy of Law Public Lecture
10 Nov 2016 Australian Academy of Law 2016 Symposium
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