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COLY – Thank You!

On 29 January, the 2019 Community Opening of the Legal Year was held at Waldron Hall, County Court of Victoria, with over 100 members of the legal and broader community attending.

We were extremely fortunate to have a number of excellent guests speak at this year’s event, including Justice Jane Dixon, Sam Elkin and students from the Skyline Education Foundation.

The John Gibson Award was awarded to Matthew Albert for his human rights and refugee advocacy.

Thank you to all who attended the event. We would also like to thank the following:
– Melbourne Lawyers’ Orchestra, for providing music;
– Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, for supplying morning tea;
– County Court of Victoria, for again allowing us to use Waldron Hall for the event; and
– Dever’s List and Holmes List, for their sponsorship.