Month: May 2017

Annual Dinner 2017 & More

Tickets for our Annual Dinner 2017 are now on sale – click here to purchase!

The Victorian Christian Legal Society (“VCLS”) warmly invites you to attend its Annual Dinner on Tuesday 13 June 2017, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Ombra Bar (upstairs, 76 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000).

Our guest speaker will be the Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations and former Attorney-General of Victoria, The Honourable Robert Clark MP, who will be sharing on the topic:

The Defence of Christian Values

Mr Clark was first elected to Parliament in 1988 at the age of 31, and since then has served the community both as a local MP and in a wide range of portfolio areas including Attorney-General, Treasury, Finance, Industrial Relations, Planning, WorkCover, Gaming, ICT, Energy & Resources and Major Projects. More information about Mr Clark’s background and experience can be found here.

We will also be announcing our new VCLS Committee for 2017-18 as well as a number of new initiatives for the new financial year.

Please join us for an evening of fellowship that will inspire and encourage you. Your attendance at this event will support the ongoing activities of the VCLS and will help us to continue hosting events that are subsidised for our student members. There will also be an opportunity to give towards future initiatives of the VCLS.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Tuesday 13 June 2017
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location:
OMBRA BAR (upstairs)
76 Bourke Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

TICKETS:
Members: $85
Non-members:
$95
Click here to purchase your ticket!

Ticket price includes cost of 4-course sharing menu and drinks plus a small donation component. No tickets will be sold at the door on the night.

Student Writing Competition

The VCLS is also running a competition for university students in conjunction with the Annual Dinner 2017.

What: Write a short response to the question, “Where is God in our legal system?”
Word limit: 500 words
Due Date: 5 June 2017
How to enter: Please submit entries to secretary@clsvictoria.org
Prize: The top three (3) entries will score their writers a free ticket to the Annual Dinner 2017 and an opportunity to present their response at the dinner. The top entry writer will also receive a sponsored position* to attend the Human Rights Law Alliance (“HRLA”) Legal Academy for 2017 or 2018 (value approx. $500, costs of flights not included).

*subject to acceptance by the HRLA

Reminder – VCLS Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 29 May 2017

Please also be reminded that our AGM will take place at 6.15 pm on Monday 29 May 2017 at Hutchinson Legal (Level 10, 459 Little Collins Street, Melbourne). We will be electing our office bearers for 2017/2018. Please click here for more information.

We would appreciate your RSVP by 6pm Sunday 28 May 2017 to secretary@clsvictoria.org for catering purposes.

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Dinner 2017 & Student Competition

The VCLS Committee is delighted to announce that the speaker for our Annual Dinner on Tuesday 13 June 2017 will be the Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations and former Attorney-General of Victoria, The Honourable Robert Clark MP.

Robert was first elected to Parliament in 1988 at the age of 31, and since then has served the community both as a local MP and in a wide range of portfolio areas including as Attorney-General, and in Treasury, Finance, Industrial Relations, Planning, WorkCover, Gaming, ICT, Energy & Resources and Major Projects. More details about Robert’s background and experience can be found here.

Robert will be sharing on the topic, “The Defence of Christian Values“.

Save the date in your diaries and there will be more details to follow.

NOTE: There will be member and non-member pricing for tickets so if you have not signed up as a member of the VCLS, you can sign up today.

Student Writing Competition

The VCLS is also running a competition for university students in conjunction with the Annual Dinner.

Topic: Write a short response to the question, “Where is God in our legal system?”
Word Limit: 500 words
Due Date: 5 June 2017

Prize: The top three (3) entries will score their writers a free ticket to the Annual Dinner, an opportunity to present their response at the Annual Dinner and the first prize-winner will also receive a sponsored position* to attend the Human Rights Law Alliance (“HRLA”) Legal Academy for 2017 or 2018 (value approx. $500, costs of flights not included).

Please submit entries to secretary@clsvictoria.org – good luck!

About the HRLA Legal Academy

If you were at our breakfast last week, you would have also heard about the Legal Academy that is being run by the HRLA in Canberra from 25 June to 7 July 2017.

The flagship training program is an exclusive opportunity for late year law students and lawyers with exemplary Christian testimony and good academic/professional records to learn about law, theology and practice from the best minds in Australia.

Please see their website for more information.

*subject to acceptance by the HRLA

Notice of AGM – 29 May 2017

The annual general meeting for the Victorian Christian Legal Society will take place on:

Date: Monday, 29 May 2017
Time: 6.15pm
Place: Hutchinson Legal, Level 10, 459 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Please click here for the formal notice and meeting agenda.

Due to swipe card entry into the building after 6pm, we request that you arrive either before 6pm or by 6:10pm (where there will be someone waiting at the door). If you are running late, please email secretary@clsvictoria.org ahead of time and we will provide you with a contact number to call when you arrive.

If you have any other questions, please contact Amy or Derrick at secretary@clsvictoria.org

We look forward to having you at the AGM!

 

 

Breakfast and talk by Christopher Brohier – Not Only in America: The Need to Protect Religious Freedom in Australia

The Victorian Christian Legal Society is proud to be co-hosting a breakfast with the Melbourne Catholic Lawyers Association on Tuesday 16 May 2017 at The Essoign Club at 7:45am.

The speaker for the breakfast will be Adelaide barrister Christopher Brohier, who will be speaking on the topic Not Only in America:  The Need to Protect Religious Freedom in Australia

Christopher commenced legal practice in 1982 and joined the bar in 1993.  He is acting for a number of Christian men and women who are involved in litigation because of their engagement in conduct based on their Christian beliefs.

Christopher will discuss the work of the recently founded Human Rights Law Alliance, which is dedicated to preserving the fundamental freedoms of religion, conscience, speech and association.  The Alliance funds and resources legal cases with strategic implications for freedom.  It also conducts human rights law training programs for lawyers and law students.

COST
Members: $32.00
Non-Members: $35.00

RSVP: Please email secretary@clsvictoria.org confirming payment by 3pm Friday 12 May 2017.

PAYMENT DETAILS
Please make payment by EFT – Funds should be deposited in the VCLS’ bank account, the details of which are below:

Name: Christian Lawyers Society
BSB: 063 009
Acc No.: 00902047

Please include your name and “BREAKFAST” as the description.

If you have issues with making payment via EFT, please contact the Secretary at secretary@clsvictoria.org for alternative payment methods.

If you are unsure whether you are a subscribed member of the VCLS for 2016/2017, please contact the Secretary accordingly.

Feel free to pass on this invitation to others who might be interested in attending.