State of the Profession


Thursday 13 September 2018

The State of the Profession Address is an opportunity for members to hear from the Patron of NSW Young Lawyers, the Honourable Justice Fabian Gleeson, on an issue that he views as important in the practise of law. An annual fixture in the NSW Young Lawyers calendar, this year’s address will be hosted on Thursday, 13 September 2018 at the Law Society of New South Wales.

This will be a very valuable session that will invite young lawyers and students to reflect on the current state of the profession and look towards the future, and a wonderful chance to hear from one of Australia’s leading legal minds.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please click here to register to attend this complimentary address

2018 Patron

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.