Mahla Pearlman Oration 2018

The Legal Practice Section and the Environment and Planning Law Association of NSW co-hosted the Mahla Pearlman Oration on 19 April 2018 at the Federal Court of Australia in Sydney.

The oration was delivered by former Chief Justice of the High Court, the Honourable Robert French AC, on the topic "Advocacy Lawyering - Client responsibility and change agendas". His Honour was introduced by Justice Rachel Pepper.

Following the Oration, the 2018 Mahla Pearlman Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year was announced. Click here for information about this year’s winner, Revel Pointon.

The Mahla Pearlman Oration and Award honours the memory of the late Honourable Mahla Pearlman AO, the former Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales (1992-2003), and former President of the Law Council of Australia (1989-90).

The annual event is a tribute to Chief Judge Pearlman's achievements and the inspiration she provided to younger generations of environmental lawyers.

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