The Legal Practice Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Environment and Planning Law Association of New South Wales will co-host the 12th Mahla Pearlman Oration on 22 August 2024 in Sydney and online.

The Mahla Pearlman Oration 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 inspiration to younger generations of environmental lawyers.

We are pleased to announce this year’s featured speaker – His Honour Justice James Allsop AC.



The Hon James Allsop AC was Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia from 1 March 2013 to 6 April 2023; President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal from 2 June 2008 to 28 February 2013; and a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia from 7 May 2001 to 1 June 2008.

His Honour was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2023 for eminent service to the judiciary and to the law, to organisational and technological reform, to legal education, and to insolvency law. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2013 and was appointed as an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court in 2024.




Event details

Date: Thursday, 22 August 2024
Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm (AEST)
Venue: Federal Court of Australia, 184 Phillip Street, Sydney 
Cost: Free, however registrations are essential.

Dinner Details

Date: Thursday, 22 August 2024
Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm (AEST) 
Venue: Fix Wine, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 
Cost: $150.00



Registrations close 5pm, 8 August 2024. 



Contact
Chelsea De Silva
Executive Officer, Legal Practice Section, Law Council of Australia
Email – chelsea.desilva@lawcouncil.au
Phone – 02 6246 3722