2022 Opening of

Law Term Dinner

Wednesday 2 February 2022 · 6.00pm - 10.00pm

The President and Council of the Law Society of New South Wales cordially invite you to attend the 2022 Opening of Law Term Dinner to be held on Wednesday 2 February at the Hyatt Regency Sydney.

In keeping with tradition, the Chief Justice of New South Wales, The Honourable T.F. Bathurst AC, will deliver the Opening of Law Term Address. Guests will also hear from Joanne van der Plaat, President Elect, the Law Society of New South Wales who will deliver the 2022 Presidential Address.

We look forward to welcoming you along with members of the Judiciary, our members and friends of the profession.


T.F. Bathurst photo

Opening of Law Term Address

The Hon. T.F. Bathurst AC
Chief Justice of New South Wales

Jo van der Plaat photo

Presidential Address

Joanne van der Plaat
President Elect, the Law Society of NSW


Date: Wednesday 2 February 2022
Time: 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Venue: Hyatt Regency Sydney
161 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
Dress code: Lounge suit
Cost: $170 per person (incl. GST)
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Please note the Opening of Law Term Dinner is a licensed event therefore is restricted to those 18 years and over.

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The Law Society of New South Wales is continuing to monitor COVID-19 and, based on advice from government and NSW Health, is taking all required action to protect the health and wellbeing of guests attending Opening of Law Term Dinner. At this stage, based on the advice, the Dinner is planned to go ahead, however, should the advice change, the Law Society will advise accordingly.

All arrangements for this year’s Opening of Law Term Dinner will comply with the NSW Government Public Health Order and follow COVIDsafe practices. Health advice confirms that the best way to protect ourselves and each other from COVID-19 is to be vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be a condition of entry to the Dinner for all guests, staff and suppliers. As part of the arrival process, visitors will be directed to scan the QR Code to check in and display their proof of vaccination.