Law Council To Launch Landmark Indigenous Policy Statement

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11th February 2010, 05:26pm - Views: 461
Law Council to launch landmark Indigenous policy statement

The Law Council will launch a landmark policy statement next week which aims to encourage more Indigenous Australians to study and practise law.

The Law Council's Policy Statement on Indigenous Australians and the Legal Profession outlines its commitment to promoting Indigenous peoples' rights and encouraging the study and practice of the law by Indigenous Australians.

It is the first policy statement of its kind for the entire legal profession, and it recognises that all Australian lawyers can play a part in addressing Indigenous disadvantage.

Law Council President Glenn Ferguson will launch the Policy Statement at the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in Darwin. He will be joined by representatives of the Law Society of the Northern Territory and the Northern Territory Bar Association.

What:
Launch of Law Council's Policy Statement on Indigenous Australians and the Legal Profession

When:
15 February 2010 at 9.30am

Where:
Supreme Court of the Northern Territory

Media Contact:
Vanessa Kleinschmidt,
Director, Communications & Stakeholder Relations
02 6246 3716/
0408 014 110
www.lawcouncil.asn.au

The Law Council of Australia exists to represent the legal profession at
the national level, to speak on behalf of its constituent bodies on
national issues, and to promote the administration of justice, access to
justice and general improvement of the law.

SOURCE: Law Council of Australia


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