About the Assemblies
Each year NSW Young Lawyers hosts two working assemblies (Mid Year and Annual Assemblies) where the leaders and representatives of our organisation and other representatives from the legal profession gather together to collaborate and contribute to the future direction of NSW Young Lawyers. The Mid Year Assembly is traditionally held in a regional location and will be held at Rydges Bathurst over the weekend of 29 and 30 June 2019.
What you can expect?
The focus of the assembly will be on our commitment to serving the members of our organisation, the profession and the community. It is an opportunity for all attendees to help guide the strategic direction of NSW Young Lawyers and advocate for our members, who may be studying or new to the profession.
The information pack for the conference will be provided in the coming weeks and will provide all invited delegates with information on the venue, travel arrangements and the agenda.
Who Attends the Assemblies?
In addition to our organisation’s leadership, it is customary for NSW Young Lawyers to invite representatives from various organisations within the legal profession to attend our assemblies and participate in our organisation:
- Current Office Bearers
- Current Executive Councillors
- Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs of the 15 substantive committees
- General Delegates - Selected by the Offices Bearers at the beginning of each calendar year, they attend the Mid Year and Annual Assemblies as delegates
- Representatives from Student Law Societies
- Young Lawyer Representatives of the Law Society of NSW Committees
- Young Lawyer Delegates of the 29 Regional Law Societies
- Nominated Young Lawyer Representatives of various Professional Associations including the ACLA, Legal Aid, NSW Bar Association and many others
- Nominated Representatives from the Courts.
Other members of the organisation may attend the Annual Assembly in the role of observer but are unable to vote.
2018 Mid Year Assembly
The 2018 Mid Year Assembly (MYA) was held at the Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley on the weekend of 2-3 June 2018.
The theme was Growing Together – a call to action for all of us – Committees, Council, Delegates, and Members – to unite for a common purpose: supporting young lawyers, and creating opportunities for them to expand their knowledge, extend their network, advance their career, and contribute to the profession and community.
The Assembly featured a special Keynote Address from our 2018 NSW Young Lawyers Patron, The Honourable Justice Fabian Gleeson as well as presentations from Michael Tidball, CEO, Law Society of New South Wales and Doug Humphreys OAM, President of the Law Society of New South Wales. The assembly also featured workshops and breakout sessions as well as our team building activity.
The Mid Year Assembly is also the assembly where delegates vote on our Patron and Charity for the following year. We are delighted to announce that the 2019 Patron of NSW Young Lawyers will be Jane Needham SC, with our 2019 Charity Partner being the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC).