Dear members and friends,

We thank you for your support in 2015 and are looking forward to coming together as a community with greater impact and voice in 2016.

This year, we are asking for articles or opinion pieces to be submitted for publication on this website. Suggested topics include law reform, tips on how to manage work/life balance in the law, the refugee crisis in Australia and the intersection between faith and law.

If you are interested in having your voice heard, please submit a short outline (50-100 words) of your proposed article to secretary@clsvictoria.org and our team will get back to you.

In 2016, we are also looking forward to revising our membership processes, planning our Annual Dinner and Meet the Profession events and engaging with the legal community on a larger scale. If you are interested in volunteering to assist in future VCLS events, please let us know.

In the meantime, below are a few upcoming events we hope you will mark in your diaries and take the opportunity to attend.

Blessings,

VCLS Committee

Opening of the Legal Year

A multi-faith service for the opening of the legal year will be held at Government House, Melbourne on 1 February 2016 at 10am.

To be followed by morning tea hosted by The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria.

RSVP Essential to replies@govhouse.vic.gov.au by 25 January 2016 giving full names of proposed guest(s), mailing address and indication of whether guests wish to take place in procession.

Global Marketplace Exchange (GME) Conference

The GME Conference aims to mobilise and unify the body of Christ for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God through reformation of the church and marketplace.

At this year’s conference (18 – 20 February 2016), leaders including Pastors Margaret Court, Ken Fish and Asoka Perera will host strategic workshops that will focus on looking at some of the most important issues facing our nation today through the lens of Christ’s wisdom.

Please see flyer for more details.

3rd Australasian Christian Legal Convention (29 September – 1 October 2016)

The theme of this convention is “Redeeming the law for the Kingdom of God in Australia.”

The international keynote speaker for the convention is Mike Schutt, director of the Christian Legal Society (CLS) Law School Ministries and of the Institute for Christian Legal Studies, a cooperative ministry of the CLS and Trinity Law School.

Please see our webpage for more details and subscribe to our mailing list for more information.