Summer Series Success



The Duxton Hotel was abuzz in early February with lawyers, paralegals, social workers, representatives from the justice system and more attending Legal Aid WA’s annual flagship Summer Series event.

For three full days attendees absorbed information and updates about legal developments, tools and techniques relevant to their profession across family law, criminal law and civil law, along with robust ethical and important wellbeing discussions.

This is the second year that Summer Series has been run in-person post-COVID, and with more than 700 registrations over the three-day event it’s clear to see that Summer Series is a significant event in Western Australia’s legal professional calendar.

Each day commenced with a warm, friendly Welcome to Country, provided by Samuel-Yombich Pilot-Kickett, which set the tone for a day of meaningful interaction, genuine interest and shared learning.

There were a number of standout sessions at Summer Series, including Justice O’Brien’s insightful session on the “Amendments to the Family Law Act 1975”,  Professor Vickie Hovane’s session “Psychological Assessment in legal contexts with Aboriginal people”, the “Mastering the Art of Effective Cross-Examination” session presented by Paul Yovich SC, Helen Prince, chaired by Bayan Meshgin, and the panel discussion on “’positive duty’ under the Sex Discrimination Act” with Sex Discrimination Commissioner Dr Anna Cody, Madeline Brown, chaired by Amilee Myson.

Summer Series is a valuable event for the legal community of Western Australia, providing an unparalleled opportunity to gain required Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, network with peers and hear directly from leading figures from WA and across Australia.

Sessions at Summer Series were recorded, and most will be made available on Legal Aid WA’s online learning management system for registered practitioners to access.


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