Empowering the future lawyer
"Thank you. What a pleasure it is to be here in beautiful Colombo.
POLA summits have always provided a unique and important opportunity to build links and share information across our region.
And so I'm very grateful to be here. I want to sincerely thank the Bar Association of Sri Lanka for hosting what promises to be a terrific event. Our topic is the factors that restrict and constrain the independence of lawyers and the legal profession..."
Speech delivered by Fiona McLeod SC, President of the Law Council of Australia, at the 2017 Presidents of Law Associations of Asia Conference (POLA), Colombo, Sri Lanka. Read full speech below.