Distinguished Speakers Program: The Hon Kevin Lindgren AM QC

18 July 2013

The Rule of Law: some practical issues relevant to Australia

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The Hon Kevin Lindgren AM QC, former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, will discuss practical issues with the Rule of Law in Australia.

Current tensions between governments and the courts over attempts to enlist the courts as co-fighters against crime, how access to the courts, and the accessibility of legislation highlight the relevance and importance of the Rule of Law. A topic of interest for lawyers and judges, and the community as a whole.

The Hon Kevin Lindgren AM QC is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, amongst his appointments at other universities. Dr Lindgren worked as a solicitor and academic before practising at the Bar in Sydney and was made Queen's Counsel in 1991. He was appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court in 1994 and decided cases across the full range of the Court's jurisdiction. Since his retirement from the Bench in 2010 he continues to write extensively on the law and is engaged in mediation and arbitration work.

Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this seminar is equal to 1 MCLE/CPD unit.

Time: 6-7pm followed by a cocktail reception (registration from 5.30pm)

Location: Location: Common Room, Level 4, New Law School Building (F10), Eastern Ave University of Sydney

Cost: Full Fee $25; SLS Alumni $20; USyd Student $10

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