Welcome Reception on 9/7/19 is now sold out to all registrations sold from 25/6/19.

Friday, 12 July 2019- 8:30am-10:15am

Abstract of the Session


Lawyers of all levels of experience are often confronted with ethical issues that test their professionalism.  Young lawyers, in particular, can struggle to deal with the demands of practice and their ethical obligations.  

This interactive session will present a number of ethical scenarios to delegates. The four scenarios will be featured in videos outlining the problems for the panel and delegates to discuss.  Ethical issues concerning professional conduct rules; ethical duties to the Court; and corruption will be traversed by our panel.

The Panel

Our panel consists of experienced practitioners and young justice professionals, namely: 

  • John Robertson, Chair, Sentencing Advisory Council (Queensland), Brisbane, Australia
  • President Bill Potts, President of the Queensland Law Society, Brisbane, Australia
  • Alan MacSporran QC, Chairperson, Crime & Corruption Commission (Queensland), Brisbane, Australia
  • Kristy Bell, Solicitor, Fisher Dore Lawyers, Brisbane, Australia
  • Emma Higgins, Solicitor, Robertson O’Gorman Solicitors, Brisbane, Australia
  • Rachel Tierney, Solicitor Gilshenan & Luton Legal Practice, Brisbane, Australia
  • Nicholas Hanly, Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia  

Who Should Attend

Practitioners of all experience levels should attend. Young justice professionals, in particular, should attend to learn from our panel and other delegates on how to resolve such ethical problems.