Inaugural Legal Careers Evening For Queensland Law Students

QLD law students flock to event, would like to see it continue next year

October 8, 2007: LAWFUEL – NZ Law & Law Jobs – More than 140 Queensland law students registered for the inaugural legal careers evening held by the Queensland Law Society and The College of Law Queensland, according to the Chief Executive Officer of The College of Law Queensland, Ms Ann-Maree David.

Ms David said the students made it clear they would like to see the event continue next year.

The evening featured a range of speakers who introduced career options to students and a session of informal discussion between individual students and presenters.

The evening’s presenters “covered all bases”, representing law firms, the Bar and alternative career options and “Students really appreciated the broad range of options on offer and the access they had to experts from various areas of practice.” Ms David said.

“They truly had an opportunity to test their preferences and plans against the realities experienced by real life practitioners.”

Mrs Megan Mahon, President of the Queensland Law Society said they were proud to be involved with the event, as it would enable graduates to make informed decisions before commencing their careers.

“The evening gave graduates the opportunity to find information about possible career paths, to think more about what is the best fit for them and how they can obtain their ideal role.”

“The Queensland Law Society is proud to play a part to ensure the long-term career satisfaction of a great number of future lawyers.”

Presenters included Graeme McFadyen of Trilby Misso Lawyers, Ian Dhu of Focus Recruitment, Peter Lynch of DCI Lyncon, Barrister Mark Steele, Timothy Beale of Hemming & Hart, Chris Wilson of Hughes – Castell, Petrina Pozzebon of McCullough Robertson and David Law of Legal Aid Queensland