EDIT: After some technological complications, we are pleased to make available Justice Macaulay’s keynote speech from the night, which His Honour has graciously provided to us. We thank His Honour for his generosity and for his insights.
The Victorian Christian Legal Society would like to thank all those who attended its Annual Dinner 2015 to support the Society’s work – the dinner was a great success! Attendees enjoyed an inspiring speech delivered by the Honourable Justice Cameron Macaulay of the Supreme Court of Victoria and were treated to a delicious dinner in the beautiful setting of the Grain Store. Photos from the event are now available and can be viewed below; many thanks to Mr Casey Wong of core strategicreativity for the excellent photography.
We were honoured to have Justice Macaulay speak about the art of situating the practice of law in the context of the Christian faith. This topic is a difficult and highly relevant one for lawyers at all levels of experience, and we are grateful to Justice Macaulay for providing his insights and wisdom to help Christian practitioners grapple with the issue. For a PDF copy of His Honour’s speech, please click here.
The event was attended by a diverse range of members of the legal community. The judiciary, the bar, government, solicitors, students and affiliated organisations, including the Melbourne Catholic Lawyers Association and Christian Lawyers for Justice (CLEAR), were all represented on the night.
Our President Derrick Toh spoke about the Society’s work and vision for the future, and the announcement was made that the Society is now an incorporated association. Our new website, which had been soft-launched several days earlier, was also officially unveiled at the dinner.
The Society is grateful to those who generously made pledges of financial support and donations at the dinner. Your faithful support will help us to make a bigger impact in all that we do. Our next major event will be the ever-popular Meet the Profession Dinner, and we have already begun planning for it. Please look forward to it.
The Executive Committee was overwhelmed by the support the Society’s work has received from the legal community, and is excited for things to come. Further plans to streamline the Society’s operations are in the works – stay tuned for future announcements!
We would like to extend a special thanks to those who sponsored students to attend the event; we have received feedback that it was a great experience for them to hear an edifying message from Justice Macaulay and to also talk to members of the profession who shared the same faith.
We hope that our upcoming projects will continue to foster a feeling of camaraderie among those who are involved in the legal industry and those who are preparing to enter it.
More photos can be found below.