At Wednesday's Legal Laneway Breakfast, Victoria’s Attorney-General, the Honourable Martin Pakula MP, gave his first speech since assuming office.
The Attorney-General outlined the legal outlook for 2015, including the priorities of the new Victorian Government.
Despite drizzly weather, over 300 members of the legal sector, including judges, magistrates, barristers, solicitors, court staff, community legal centre staff and law faculty staff and students came along.
Conceived as an alternative to the traditional church services marking the commencement of the legal year, the Legal Laneway Breakfast is now the biggest and most inclusive networking event in the legal calendar.
Victoria Law Foundation hosted the breakfast in association with: Australian Women Lawyers, Judicial College of Victoria, Legal Services Board + Commissioner, Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Sentencing Advisory Council, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, Victoria Legal Aid, Victorian Law Reform Commission, Victorian Women Lawyers, Women’s Legal Service Victoria, and the Young Lawyers Section, Law Institute of Victoria.