National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference 2015
The fifth National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference was held in Sydney on 17-19 June 2015, hosted by the Law Council of Australia, The Law Society of New South Wales and the Australian Pro Bono Centre.
The theme of the Conference was ‘The Legacy of the Magna Carta’, in honour of its 800th anniversary, and featured a diverse program of speakers and topics.
Speakers at the Conference included:
The Hon Tom Bathurst AC, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of NSW
Rosie Batty, Australian of the Year 2015
Antoinette Braybrook, National Convenor, Family Violence Prevention Legal Services
Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission
Professor Megan Davis, Director, Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW
Shane Duffy, Chairperson, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services
Bill Grant, OAM, Chief Executive Officer, Legal Aid NSW
Catherine Hawkins, First Assistant Secretary, Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department
The Hon Mr Justice Nicholas Mostyn, a British High Court of Justice in the Family Law Division
Dr Warren Mundy, Productivity Commissioner, Access to Justice Inquiry 2014
Andrew O’Keefe, broadcaster and White Ribbon Ambassador
Ben Slade, Managing Principal, NSW, Maurice Blackburn
Dr Don Weatherburn, Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
The program for the Conference can downloaded here.
Papers from the Conference can be found below (copyright is retained by the authors):
Douglas MacLean Founder and Executive Director, Justice Without Borders Fiona McLeod SC President, Australian Bar Association and Treasurer, Law Council of Australia Wendy Abraham QC Barrister, NSW Bar Acting Chief Judge McInerney County Court of Victoria Trafficking people