State of the Profession


The State of the Profession Address has become a regular fixture in the NSW Young Lawyers calendar. The address is an opportunity for members to hear from the Patron of NSW Young Lawyers on an issue the Patron views as important in the practise of law.

2018 Address

The 2018 State of the Profession Address will be held at the Law Society of NSW in September.
Registration will be available on the website in due course.

2018 Patron

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 NSW Young Lawyers Patron is The Honourable Justice Fabian Gleeson.

Justice Gleeson was sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW and a judge of the Court of Appeal in April 2013. Before his appointment he practised as a barrister specialising in corporate law and insolvency, equity, insurance and reinsurance. His Honour was appointed Senior Counsel in 2005. Prior to being called to the Bar in 1991, Justice Gleeson practised as a solicitor at Freehill Hollingdale & Page (now known as Herbert Smith Freehills) from 1980 and was made a partner at the law firm in 1985. 

Justice Gleeson holds degrees in Economics and Law (Hons) and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney. He has served as a casual lecturer in Insolvency and Business Finance courses at the University of Sydney. He is currently a casual lecturer in the graduate Contract courses at the University of Sydney.