Expat Australian lawyers in New York gathered together at the Harvard Club today for a meeting of the New York Chapter of the Law Council of Australia’s International Law Section.
Law Council of Australia President Catherine Gale said the Chapter was playing an important role in strengthening ties between the US and Australian legal professions.
“In 2011, the International Law Section of the Law Council established a New York Chapter to facilitate contact between Australian lawyers working abroad and to keep up-to-date with developments in the legal profession back home.”
“Today’s meeting was a great success and we used the opportunity to discuss important issues such as the Law Council’s International Strategy for 2012; the upcoming US Conference of Chief Justices; and the leadership of the current New York Chapter.”
The International Law Section of the Law Council currently has Chapters in China (Hong Kong), Indonesia, United Kingdom, United States, South Korea, and Thailand.
Chair of the Law Council’s International Legal Section, Dr Gordon Hughes, said it was encouraging to witness the development of the New York Chapter.
“The development of international chapters strengthens the Law Council’s capacity to foster
good will and develop professional relationships in key jurisdictions like New York,” Dr Hughes said.
“Today’s meeting was a positive step forward in the ongoing development of our New York Chapter and I would encourage any expat Australian lawyer practising in New York to consider becoming involved.”