Monday, January 23rd, 2012

The next New South Wales State Legal Conference event will be held on Friday 23rd March, Monday 26th March, Tuesday 27th March and Wednesday 28th March, 2012 at the SMC Conference Centre, Cnr Castlereagh & Goulburn Streets, Sydney.

The Conference is scheduled in March to enable New South Wales solicitors achieve their annual mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) units before the completion of the 2011-2012 CLE year at the end of March.

Micheal Bach, manager of the New South Wales State Legal Conference, said, "This four day Conference program offers 51 Conference sessions with in excess of 140 speakers covering all areas of law including Property Law, Personal Injury Law, Family Law, Administrative Law, Elder Law, Wills & Estates, Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Contracts, Insolvency, Taxation Law, Liquor and Gaming Law as well as some specialised legal issues like Practising Law with a Multicultural Clientele, Legal Issues in Schools and Legal Issues Confronting 'Not for Profit' Bodies."

NSW State Legal Conference The Conference Program and full Conference details are now available on the Conference website at, and the hard copy Conference brochure will be mailed to lawyers with the February Law Society Journal.

Mr. Bach said, "The Conference has something for all lawyers; however, it will be of special interest to Property Law practitioners as it will provide 4 days of Property Law sessions. It will also be an attractive event for personal injury lawyers as it has three full days dedicated to Personal Injury Law.

"The Conference will again provide ample opportunities and interesting packages for solicitors needing to fulfil their mandatory Rule 42 and Regulation 176 requirements for the 2011-2012 MCLE year. Rule 42 of the Law Society's Professional Conduct and Practice Rules requires that each year solicitors must complete one hour of continuing legal education in each of the areas of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, and Professional Skills. Over and above this, Regulation 176 of the New South Wales Legal Profession Act requires that every three years every solicitor must complete at least one hour of continuing legal education in the areas of EEO, Discrimination and OH&S." Mr Bach continued.

The presenters at this year's March Conference include an array of judges, senior counsel, academics, and specialist lawyers. There are also speakers from beyond the legal profession such as the Chairperson for the Casino Liquor and Gaming Control Authority, Mr. Chris Sidoti and the Chairman of the Community Relations Commission, Mr. Stepan Kerkyasharian.

The March New South Wales State Legal Conference, while it is primarily for lawyers, attracts non-lawyers as well. In excess of 1,000 solicitors and barristers from across New South Wales and interstate will attend the Conference over its four day life; however, the Conference also attracts others, Property Law sessions have proved very attractive to conveyancers while the business law and taxation sessions are of interest to accountants and tax agents, the liquor and gaming component has always been of interest to hoteliers and people from club management.

For further information contact:

Michael Bach
Conference Manager
Phone: 9550 6063 or 4841 0245
Email: [email protected]

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NSW State Legal Conference

Each year in March and August The New South Wales State Legal Conference provides a wide range of superior quality Continuing Legal Education sessions for legal professionals.

The New South Wales State Legal Conference has been in operation since 1986.
Michael Bach
P: 02 9550 6063 or 02 4841 0245

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