Proctor : October 2016
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Submissions with legal content are subject to approval by the Proctor editorial committee, and guidelines for contributors are available at qls.com.au Advertising deadline: 1st of the month prior. Subscriptions: $110 (inc. GST) a year (A$210 overseas) Circulation: CAB, 31 March 2016 – 10,096 Miller Harris supports maternal health Notices not to employ Cairns firm Miller Harris Lawyers will again support Send Hope Not Flowers this year with a lunch event on 28 October at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino. Send Hope Not Flowers raises funds for lifesaving maternal health programs in developing countries, particularly Papua New Guinea. The organisation says that a woman dies from childbirth complications somewhere in the world every two minutes. Thomas John Cuddihy, a former employee of a Brisbane law practice, has authorised Queensland Law Society to publish that he will not attend or be present on the premises of any law practice in Queensland, other than for the purpose of taking legal advice for himself. Set out below is a list of former employees of legal practices who are not to be employed unless the Council of the Queensland Law Society Incorporated gives its written consent to the person’s employment: Frances Ann Black; Kim Butcher; Sondra Maree Burns-James; Vanessa Melanie Clark; Thomas John Cuddihy; Margaret Dacey (also known as Margaret Rowe); Bronwyn Davidson; Michelle Wallace Dowzer (also known as Michelle Webber); Jessie Duffield; David Trevelyan Fisher (also known as Darnell David Gant); Rhonda Forde; Jack Gilroy; Lorena Se-Yoon Gower; Peta Griffiths; Caroline Grimmond; Rachel Lee Hartley; Tina Louise Heilbronn; Jodi Hitchcock; Donna Joy Hoskin; Susan Jane Howes (also known as Susan Jane Elser); Stephen Mark Jetnikoff; Ruth Brigid Kenneally; Victoria Ann Kerr; George Latter; Linda MacDonald Andrea Joy Marolt; Barry John Matthews; Amanda Jane McKee; Christopher McVicar; Melissa Ann Mercer; Sandra Leslie Milne (also know as Sandra Leslie Wilson); Janelle Murphy; Lisa Prinz; Janette Deborah Oakhill- Young (also known as Janette Deborah Oakmill-Young); Tom Partos; Jason Reeves; Linda Robinson; Brooke Suzanne Schrader; Jan Scodellaro; Robyn Maree Spurway; Sina Vickers; Julie Antonia Villiers; Susan Joy Walker (also known as Susan Joy Webb and Susan Joy Williams); Lisa Ann White; Samantha Wynyard; Miranda Ziebell. The following former employees of interstate law practices are not to be employed in legal offices unless the relevant interstate regulatory authority gives its written consent: Samantha Jane Bonham (NSW); Benn Reginald Day (NSW). This year’s guest speaker is Dr Alec Ekeroma, an obstetrics and gynaecology specialist and board member of the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health. The society aims to educate and assist with neonatal care and reproductive health in Pacific island countries. It also supports the work of isolated healthcare workers and runs programs to improve on-the-ground training for local midwives and healthcare workers. Contact Miller Harris Lawyers on 07 4036 9700 for more details or tickets.