Date: Friday 31st August 2018
Time: 6-10:00 pm
Where: Star of Alice: 31 Palm Circuit, Ross, Alice Springs
Cost: $154 incl. GST (canapés, 2 courses + beverages)
Dress code: Territory Rig
Date: Saturday 1st September 2018
Time: 7-11:00 pm
Where: Skycity Casino Darwin, Grand Ballroom
Cost: $165 incl. GST (3 courses + beverages)
Dress code: Formal
On the night: Launch of the Society’s 50th anniversary publication Mandatory Reading: Lawyers and Life in the Northern Territory + entertainment
Bookings for both dinners close Friday 24th August 2018
50th anniversary publication
Mandatory Reading - Lawyers and Life in the Northern Territory (2018)
This publication will be launched at Law Society NT’s 50th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner held in Darwin on 1 September 2018 and can be purchased on the evening. Copies of the publication will also be available for purchase at the 50th Anniversary Dinner in Alice Springs on 31 August 2018.
Please click here to download your order form (pending content).
A note from the authors...
Thank you for asking us to write Mandatory Reading: Life and Lawyers in the Northern Territory. It was hard work, but its been a long time since we have so much enjoyed creating a book.
The book is about the lives and work of men and women who have practised law in the Territory. It is about the human experience of those lawyers, their trials and tribulations and about the contribution they made to making the Territory a better place.
Ever since 1873, when the first lawyer arrived in Palmerston (Darwin), the Territory’s lawyers have all had a story, a personal story about why they came here and what held them here. They soon found that the Territory environment demanded resourcefulness, skill, resilience, care and compassion in their practice of the law. They often found that if they applied those qualities they blossomed, they achieved at levels and in ways that they might not have dreamed possible. In this book we have tried to distil the essence of their stories. As we came to more recent events, we were gratified to be able to add the stories of people who were born and bred Territorians, people who grew up here and could qualify locally to join the legal profession. They blossomed too.
It is your story. We are sure that it will fascinate and delight you, just as it fascinated and delighted us.
Peter & Sheila Forrest
Historians, Writers and Publishers
(08) 8941 0435