2013 Paul Byrne SC Memorial Lecture: The Hon. Murray Gleeson AC QC
16 October 2013
Guest Speaker: The Honourable Murray Gleeson AC QC
Topic: Presuming Innocence
Chair: His Honour Judge Stephen Norrish QC
Murray Gleeson took silk in 1974 achieving an extensive constitutional, commercial and tax practice. President of the New South Wales Bar Association 1984 to 1986, he received the Order of Australia for service to the law in 1986 and then received the Companion Order of Australia in 1992. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW 1988. During his term of office in the Supreme Court he implemented major reforms to the administration of the Court, resulting in increased efficiency. In 1998, Chief Justice Murray Gleeson resigned his commission as Chief Justice of NSW to take up the appointment of Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia in Canberra until 2008.
About Paul Byrne SC
Paul Byrne SC graduated in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney, and worked with the Public Solicitor's Office as a solicitor. He became a barrister in 1979, and was appointed a public defender. In 1983 he was awarded a Master of Laws degree with First Class Honours, and was awarded a University Medal. He was appointed Director of the Criminal Law Review Division and a Commissioner of the New South Wales Law Reform Commission. In 1995 he took silk and continued an outstanding career as an advocate, taking on the toughest cases, in courts at all levels, with a deep sense of responsibility and the utmost commitment to justice and fair process.
This is the second Paul Byrne SC Memorial Lecture honouring Paul Byrne SC, who had a life long interest in criminal law and the criminal justice system, as well being an active participant and generous supporter of the Institute of Criminology at the Sydney Law School.
The Paul Byrne Memorial Fund
The Paul Byrne Memorial Fund has been set up to honour and continue Paul's interest in the criminal justice system by supporting the ongoing activities of the Institute of Criminology, such as lectures, seminars, publications, and awards.
Attendees of the Paul Byrne SC Memorial Lecture are warmly invited to make a donation to The Paul Byrne SCMemorial Fund. Gifts to The Paul Byrne SC Memorial Fund support the activities of the Institute of Criminology and other activities in the field of criminal law at Sydney Law School, in memory of the late Paul Byrne SC.
Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this lecture is equal to 1.5 MCLE/CPD unit.
Time: 6-7.30pm (registration from 5:30pm, followed by a cocktail reception)
Cost: Free, however registrations is essential
Contact: PLaCE Coordinator
Phone: (02) 9351 0323