Downs and South Western Queensland Law Association

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2019 Theatre Night - "Life and Beth" by Alan Ayckbourn

When: 7pm for a 7:30pm curtains up,  22 February 2019

Where: Toowoomba Repertory Theatre

Tickets: $20 per person

Life and Beth by Alan Ayckbourn

At Christmas, Beth Timms’ in-laws, sister-in-law Connie and nephew Martin, and the local vicar are determined that she will not be lonely after the recent death of her husband, Gordon. However, between Connie’s drinking and Martin’s girlfriend, the visit is not very stress-free.

When David, the vicar, prays for Beth to help her in her bereavement, he unintentionally summons Gordon’s ghost to the family home. A workplace safety office in life, and apparently in death, Gordon is determined to stay to help Beth with her future decisions. It soon becomes apparent that Gordon’s return is not an unmixed blessing.

CLE: Legal Ethics: recent discipline cases update

Date: Wednesday 6 March 2019
Time: 5:30 pm arrival for a 6:00 pm start.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

The Downs and South-Western Queensland District Law Association and the School of Law and Justice of the University of Southern Queensland are pleased to announce its annual professional development seminar on Legal Ethics, presented by Professor Reid Mortensen and Professor Lisa Sylvester.

This seminar follows from the seminar given in 2018.  It will provide an overview of disciplinary decisions from 2018, focusing in particular on decisions that have highlighted the duties owed by legal practitioners to the court, and to their clients. Reference will be made, where relevant, to the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules, and to common law principles of professional conduct.

CLE: Compulsory Practice Management Point Presented by Naomi Wilson

When: 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start, 7 March 2019

Where: Toowoomba City Library, Toowoomba

Tickets: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

More information will be available in due course

CLE: Succession Law by Richard Williams

When: 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start, 28 March 2019

Where: Toowoomba City Library, Toowoomba

Tickets: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

More information will be available in due course

Law Right Legal Walk

When: 7am on Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Where: Meet at the Toowoomba Courthouse, Hume Street, Toowoomba. The Walk will conclude in Queens Park Toowoomba

Cost: to be advised

More information will be provided in due course.

2019 Annual Cocktail Party

When: 5:15pm arrival for a 5:30pm start on Thursday, 23 May 2019

Where: George Banks Rooftop Bar

Cost: Members: $25, non-members: $45

Please join us for our annual Cocktail Party to be held on Thursday the 23rd of May 2019.

This year's function will be held at George Banks Rooftop Bistro, located on the corner of Ruthven and Margaret Streets Toowoomba. We are delighted to announce that Her Honour Justice Ann Lyons and His Honour Chief Judge Kerry O'Brien will be in attendance.