J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Registration Now Open for the 2010 JRCLS Asia Pacific Conference [UPDATED]


 

2010
 
 
J Reuben Clark Law Society
 
 
Asia Pacific Conference
 
 
4 – 6 June 2010
 
Hamilton, New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
Service Through Advocacy
 
 
 
Our conference theme, Service Through Advocacy, denotes that lawyers are in a unique position due to their training to assume the role of advocate in many areas in our community (be it law reform, social policy, minority issues such as civil rights and immigration to access to healthcare and other government programs) that some members of our society struggle to understand and access. Many of our members already do a great deal of pro bono work on community law teams and citizen advice committees, in sports clubs, school boards and other professional, government, ecclesiastical and non professional bodies. Even though some may not recognize it, each in their own right is an advocate. This conference will explore these and other roles where service through advocacy is something that we can offer our community. Often as lawyers we underestimate the impact our training can have on the effectiveness of those we serve. This conference will be a timely reminder of the role we can play and why it is so important that we take the opportunity to do so.
 
We look forward to seeing you in June.
 
JRCLS Australasia Pacific Area Director – Tom Sutcliffe

 
 
 
Conference Program
 
 
FRIDAY 4 JUNE 2010 - TEMPLE VIEW, HAMILTON
Time
Event
5:00pm
Registration
Meet & greet
Dinner
Socialise
 
9:00pm
Close of Evening
 
 
SATURDAY 5 JUNE 2010 – CHURCH COLLEGE OF NEW ZEALAND, TEMPLE VIEW,
 
7:30am
Breakfast
 
 
Session 1
Presentation
8:30am
Tom Sutcliffe, Asia Pacific Director
Welcome
8:40am
Hon. Rahui Katene, NZ Member of Parliament
Advocacy in the development of policy and value-based community initiatives
9:00am
Jonathan Down, Public Defender, Auckland
The changing role of the Advocate.
9:20am
Master Mark Rice, Judge, South Australia
What does a judge expect from an advocate? In a forum where evidence is largely by way of Affidavit and decisions determined by statutory interpretation and guidance from precedent, is the role of the advocate over-rated?
9:50am
Boyd Black, Associate General Counsel, Salt Lake
The importance of religious freedom in the context of a peaceful world and the challenges faced in promoting religious freedom – anecdotes and advice on how we can play our part
10:30am
Morning tea
 
 
Session 2
Presentation
10:45am
Lee Wright, Kirton & McConkie, Salt Lake -Chair International Law Section
Pro bono work – the JRCLS approach – the underlying philosophy of pro-bono work – a matter of duty or compulsory conscription, or doing alms before men?
11:10am
Neville Rochow, Senior Counsel, Adelaide, South Australia
Review of how bills of rights in UK, NZ and Australia impact upon LDS concepts of freedom of religion; and
How the amendments to the Victoria State Equal Opportunity Act impact upon Church operations
11:40am
Panel discussion – Judge Jim Rota (Auck), Coroner Gordon Matenga (Hamilton), John Grey (Taranaki), Frank Hippolite (Wellington), Cindy Frazier-Bilsborough (California), Ben Hague (Hamilton), Tania Sauvao (Wellington), Dineen Grantham (Taupo)
Career choices - after law school then what? Private or public? Law firm or in-house? Partnership or the Bar?
12:15pm
Josh Shaw, Crown Law, Meredith Connell, Auckland
Closing remarks
 
[Spouses and families of those attending plenary sessions are welcome to join a tour of Hamilton’s attractions including the Hamilton Gardens and the Frankton Markets]
12:30pm
Lunch
 
 
Depart CCNZ for “Hobbiton”
 
1:30pm
Arrive at and tour “Hobbiton”
 
3:30pm
Depart “Hobbiton” for CCNZ
 
4:30pm
Free time
 
6:00pm
Dinner (Hangi) with Elder Hamula from the Pacific Area Presidency as guest speaker
 
9:00pm
Close of Evening
 
 
SUNDAY 6 JUNE 2010
 
Time
Event
 
Venue
8:00am
Breakfast
 
CCNZ
9:00am
Closing devotional
 
New Zealand Temple Visitors’ Centre
11:00am
Sacrament meeting
 
Fosters Road Chapel, Templeview
Note:       Sunday 6 June 2010 is a Fast Sunday. However, the Conference organisers have elected to provide an optional breakfast. Delegates can make their own decision about personal fasting.    Please indicate on the Registration Form whether you will require breakfast on Sunday.

 
Click here to download the conference registration form.



Posted: 2010-03-09

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