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Australian and New Zealand Legal Ethics Colloquium VII (ANZLEC 7)

Lawyers as Activists | The 25th Anniversary of Legal Ethics
20 - 21 JUL 2023
9.45 AM - 4.00 PM
Picnic Point Conference Centre | 164 Tourist Road Toowoomba.
12 Jul
5.00 PM

The theme of ANZLEC 7 is Lawyers as Activists. The colloquium will address lawyers who direct their practice by reference to a political, environmental or some other moral cause. There are many expressions of the activist lawyer – those whose work is dedicated to providing legal assistance to marginalised or in-need people or who work within legal practices that are politically-partisan, union-focused, business-oriented or faith-based. All, in some respects, challenge the traditional pillar of moral non-accountability as an understanding of the fundamental ethical position of the legal profession and consider, to different extents, the importance of law to advancing their particular understandings of justice.

ANZLEC 7 will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Legal Ethics, the international journal that has been a favoured quality publishing outlet for Australian and New Zealand scholars in the field.

Presentations of 20-30 minutes are invited from academics, judges and practising lawyers on the activist lawyer, but contributions on any aspect of legal ethics will be considered. Those that address lawyers as activists may be supportive or critical of the practice. Contributions will be welcomed from individuals or panels. Contributors are encouraged after ANZLEC7 to submit completed papers for publication in Legal Ethics, subject to the usual refereeing requirements.

Registration Type  Cost $AUD 
Two Day $160
Conference Dinner*  $80

Dress code

Smart casual. Toowoomba is over 600 metres above sea-level, and winter temperatures can be significantly cooler than they are in coastal parts of Queensland.

*Colloquium Dinner
The Colloquium Dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday 20 July 2023 at the George Banks Bistro, in the very centre of the Toowoomba CBD. It is an easy walk from all recommended CBD accommodation.