Each seminar will comprise a Chair, Speaker, and Commentator. The Chair will introduce the Speaker and Commentator. A paper will then be presented by a leading practising or academic lawyer, and will be subject to a brief, expert commentary. The paper and a short profile of each participant, will be available in advance on this website to facilitate full discussion.
Attendance is on a RSVP basis and restricted to numbers appropriate to a seminar style format. Registration for seminars should be in writing to Ms Hollie Spencer, Legal Education, Bar Association of Queensland, Ground Floor, Innes of Court, 107 North Quay, Brisbane QLD 4000; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All seminars will take place between 5.00pm and 6.30pm in the Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law Complex, 415 George Street, Brisbane. Seminars will be followed by refreshments in the foyer.
The series has been accredited for CPD purposes by the Queensland Bar Association and the Queensland Law Society. Reciprocal recognition arrangement normally exists as between the Bar Associations of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Participants will accrue 1.5 CPD points per seminar in the unallocated strand unless otherwise advised.
Papers will be available in advance on this website, linked from the 2013 program page. A hard copy will not be provided at the seminar itself, so you are encouraged to print and bring your own.
BAQ regional members can access the Seminar Series by pre-arranged teleconference.
(from left) Mr Anthony Moynihan SC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Queensland, Professor Arie Freiberg AM, Monash University and The Hon. Paul de Jersey AC, Chief Justice of Queensland, speakers at the Current Legal Issues Seminar on 14 October, 2010.
Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, a distinguished Justice of the United Kingdom Supreme Court since 2009, presented a paper in the series in September 2012. Paper and commentary from this seminar is available from the 2012 program page.