Proctor : August 2019
IN CAMERA Celebration in the sunshine Perfect weather drew the crowds to Brisbane’s Musgrave Park on Friday 12 July for a family fun day as part of NAIDOC Week. QLS staff joined the celebration by operating a stall to engage with the public and to promote the QLS RAP and services offered by the Society. Children enjoyed a special lucky dip to win colouring pencils and books, frisbees and bouncing putty. Breakfast with the best More than 100 leading Queensland lawyers enjoyed the QLS Best Lawyers Breakfast on 17 July at Brisbane’s Blackbird Private Dining and Event. The annual breakfast, now in its fifth year, celebrates QLS members who have been acknowledged in Best Lawyers, Chambers, Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 lists. Advocacy in the north North Queensland practitioners made the most of the Solicitor Advocate Course: Foundations, held in the Cairns Supreme Court in late June. The two-day course, developed by the QLS Ethics and Practice Centre in partnership with the Australian Advocacy Institute, enabled delegates to increase their skill base for advocacy work in courts and tribunals, and enhance their ability to deliver personalised and effective advocacy. An EPIC success Some 43 attendees enjoyed the firof the Society’s EPIC sessions in June. Standing for Entrepreneurship, Productivity & Innovation Convention, the event was an initiative of the QLS Innovation Committee. The half-day program was developed to inspire and support practitioners in embracing innovation and technology.