Message from the President

michael colbran

Michael Colbran QC LCAPres

18 December 2014

Exports of Australian legal and related services were valued at $932.8 million in 2010-2011, according to a report released today by the Law Council of Australia.

Law Council President, Mr Michael Colbran QC, said the figure represents an increase of more than 30 per cent since 2008-2009.

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