The Third International Legal Ethics Conference will be held on Australia's beautiful Gold Coast on 13-16 July 2008.
The 2008 conference will build on the foundations set by its predecessors in 2004 and 2006. Under the umbrella theme of Integrity in Legal Practice, it will provide an opportunity to
- take stock of both achievements and failings in the international legal ethics project to date
- explore current questions about lawyers' ethical responsibilities
- anticipate and discuss aspects of lawyers' likely ethical challenges into the future
The primary aim of the conference is to provide a forum for informed and lively debate within the various conference themes.
The conference will be designed to cater for both scholars and legal practitioners, with a designated "practitioners??? day" which will include papers, presentations and discussions of particular relevance to practising lawyers.
The conference themes embrace international perspectives, and will provide delegates from Australia and abroad with opportunities to hear and share ideas and arguments that have implications for "lawyering" across jurisdictions.
The conference is co-hosted by the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland and Griffith Law School of Griffith University. Both institutions are significant providers of legal education in the region.
The conference is supported by Queensland???s peak professional bodies.
The State???s chief legal regulator, the Legal Services Commission, is also supporting the conference.
Registrations close on the 9th July.