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In Africa it is said that justice is open to all – and so is the Intercontinental Hotel. The hard reality is that most Africans do not know their legal rights and lack the means to obtain advice and representation. For example, in Uganda 90% of lawyers live in the capital Kampala, whilst 95% of the populace cannot afford to retain a private lawyer. Justice then becomes a luxury of the wealthy few. Hard won doctrines taken for granted by Australian lawyers such as the rule of law and judicial independence are still to be fought for. Injustice in the justice system is often the norm.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:8 and 9)

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Just under two weeks to register at Early Bird Rates for the Third Australasian Christian Legal Convention in 2016 (ACLC)! Our speaker profile continues to grow - check out the distinguished list of leading experts below!

The Australasian Christian Legal Convention is a major event that will bring together Christian lawyers, law students, academics, persons involved in the administration of justice and those with a concern for justice in our community from all over Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The theme of the Conference is ‘Redeeming the Law for the Kingdom of God’ and will be held in Brisbane from Thursday 29th September to Saturday 1st October 2016.

We are privileged to have Queensland Supreme Court Justice Debra Mullins, South Australian Supreme Court Justice David Bleby and Federal Court Judge John Gilmour as the Convention’s Patrons. We are also pleased to announce that our speaker profile continues to grow with an offering of leading experts in various fields, including:
• Queensland Shadow Attorney General, Ian Walker on ‘The Christian Parliamentary Representative – how much “Christian” and how much “Representative”?’
• Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Assistant Commissioner & General Counsel, Murray Baird on ‘Separation of church and state – are Christian charities any business of government?’
• Commonwealth Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Ageing, Shayne Neumann on ‘Constitutional Recognition for Indigenous Australians’
• Garth Blake SC, Fr Brian Lucas and Anne Robinson on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse
• Queensland Supreme Court Justice Debra Mullins, Professor Nicholas Aroney, Professor Rex Ahdar, Professor Augusto Zimmerman and Associate Professor Neil Foster on Religious Freedoms
• Mike Schutt Director of the United States Christian Legal Society (CLS) Law School Ministries and of the Institute for Christian Legal Studies
• Misha Coleman of the Australian Churches Refugee task Force on ‘the Church as a sanctuary for asylum seekers – political stunt or practical solution?’
• Crown Counsel (Advisings) to the Victorian Attorney-General, Mark Sneddon and CLEAR Chair Mark Fowler on human rights
• Jude Simeon of Barnabas Fund and Rev Dr Cannon David Claydon on ‘A Christian response to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East’
• Former Queensland Parliamentary Speaker, Fiona Simpson MP
• Peter Abetz Member of Western Australian Legislative Assembly, Wendy Francis of the Australian Christian Lobby and Amber Hawkes of International Justice Mission on human trafficking and prostitution
• Elenne Ford, Bruce Burgess, Steve Frost from Peacewise and Matthew Hunt on Christian conflict resolution
• Dr Matthew Turnour and Elizabeth Shalders on not for profit and charity law
• Justice Richard Chesterman (ret), the Honourable Justice and Director of Public Prosecutions of Uganda, Mike Chibita, Ruth Ross, Latcho Popov, Gregory Vijayendran, Brent McBurney, Teresa Conradie, John and Laurie Stewart and Joanna Pidgeon on Being a Christian Lawyer
• Martin Howard of Prison Fellowship
• Carolyn de Vries on The Emergence of the Non Profit Law Firm Model as a Ministry Platform for Christian Lawyers.
With more speakers to be confirmed!

The following streams will be offered.
1.Being a Christian Lawyer
2.Religious Freedom
3.Peace Making
4.Slavery/Trafficking/Refugees
5.Not-for-Profit Law

Visit www.clear.org.au/aclc2016 to find further details on the topics of the convention, and to find out more about the speakers.

Don’t Miss Our Early Bird Rates
You can register online at our website. Enrol and pay by 30 June 2016 and take advantage of the early bird rates to save on the full fares! Students, concessions and 1-5 year admitted lawyers also receive discounted early bird rates. Lawyers should consider whether attendance may contribute towards satisfaction of their Compulsory Professional Development requirements in their local jurisdictions.

For those travelling interstate bookings through the Conference Administrator will enable you to access discounted accommodation at the Mercure Hotel the heart of Brisbane, our conference venue.
We hope to see you there.
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Are you a law student or academic? Here's a fantastic discussion on the topic of secularism in the law school with Professor Stephen L. Carter of Yale Law School. He unpacks core assumptions about God, truth & intellectual diversity in the academy at The Veritas Forum at Columbia University.
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An opportunity to teach Legal Studies on the Thai Burma border (potentially in Refugee Camp & Karen district) has arisen for a Christian lawyer or law student wishing to explore how their legal skills may be used in extension of their faith.

Teaching will be over a period of between one month and four months. This is a volunteer position and any Applicant would need to be self-funded. The position is not associated with CLEAR, but is made available through a lawyer within the CLEAR network.

If you are interested in teaching Legal Subjects (in English) to students on the Thai Burma border please email Grant at grant@yourlawyer.com.au.
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Less than a month to take advantage of the early bird rates for Third Australasian Christian Legal Convention in 2016 (ACLC)! The ACLC is a major event that will bring together Christian lawyers, law students, academics, persons involved in the administration of justice and those with a concern for justice in our community from all over Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Our line up of distinguished speakers continues to grow, including:

• Queensland Shadow Attorney General, Ian Walker on ‘The Christian Parliamentary Representative – how much “Christian” and how much “Representative”?’

• Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Assistant Commissioner & General Counsel, Murray Baird on ‘Separation of church and state – are Christian charities any business of government?’

• Commonwealth Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Ageing, Shayne Neumann on ‘Constitutional Recognition for Indigenous Australians’

• Garth Blake SC, Fr Brian Lucas and Anne Robinson on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse

• Queensland Supreme Court Justice Debra Mullins, Professor Nicholas Aroney, Professor Rex Ahdar, Professor Augusto Zimmerman and Associate Professor Neil Foster on Religious Freedoms

• Mike Schutt Director of the United States Christian Legal Society (CLS) Law School Ministries and of the Institute for Christian Legal Studies

• Misha Coleman of the Australian Churches Refugee task Force on ‘the Church as a sanctuary for asylum seekers – political stunt or practical solution?’

• Crown Counsel (Advisings) to the Victorian Attorney-General, Mark Sneddon and CLEAR Chair Mark Fowler on human rights

• Jude Simeon of Barnabas Fund and Rev Dr Cannon David Claydon on ‘A Christian response to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East’

• Former Queensland Parliamentary Speaker, Fiona Simpson MP

• Peter Abetz Member of Western Australian Legislative Assembly, Wendy Francis of the Australian Christian Lobby and Amber Hawkes of International Justice Mission on human trafficking and prostitution

• Elenne Ford and Steve Frost from Peacewise on Christian conflict resolution

• Bruce Burgess on corporate law, morality and the role of corporate lawyers

• Dr Matthew Turnour and Elizabeth Shalders on not for profit and charity law

• Honourable Justice and Director of Public Prosecutions of Uganda, Mike Chibita.

With more speakers to be confirmed!

The following streams will be offered.
1.Being a Christian Lawyer
2.Religious Freedom
3.Peace Making
4.Slavery/Trafficking/Refugees
5.Not-for-Profit Law

We are privileged to have Queensland Supreme Court Justice Debra Mullins, South Australian Supreme Court Justice David Bleby and Federal Court Judge John Gilmour as the Convention’s Patrons.

The theme of the Conference is ‘Redeeming the Law for the Kingdom of God’ and will be held in Brisbane from Thursday 29th September to Saturday 1st October 2016.

Visit www.clear.org.au/aclc2016 to find further details on the topics of the convention, and to find out more about the speakers.

Don’t Miss Our Early Bird Rates
You can register online at our website here. Enrol and pay by 30 June 2016 and take advantage of the early bird rates to save on the full fares! Students, concessions and 1-5 year admitted lawyers also receive discounted early bird rates. Lawyers should consider whether attendance may contribute towards satisfaction of their Compulsory Professional Development requirements in their local jurisdictions.

For those travelling interstate bookings through the Conference Administrator will enable you to access discounted accommodation at the Mercure Hotel the heart of Brisbane, our conference venue.

Don't miss your place! We hope to see you there.
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Don’t Miss Your Place at the Third Australasian Christian Legal Convention in 2016 (ACLC). The ACLC is a major event that will bring together Christian lawyers, law students, academics, persons involved in the administration of justice and those with a concern for justice in our community from all over Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Our line up of distinguished speakers continues to grow, including:
• Queensland Shadow Attorney General, Ian Walker on ‘The Christian Parliamentary Representative – how much “Christian” and how much “Representative”?’
• Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Assistant Commissioner & General Counsel, Murray Baird on ‘Separation of church and state – are Christian charities any business of government?’
• Commonwealth Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Ageing, Shayne Neumann on ‘Constitutional Recognition for Indigenous Australians’
• Garth Blake SC, Fr Brian Lucas and Anne Robinson on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse
• Queensland Supreme Court Justice Debra Mullins, Professor Nicholas Aroney, Professor Rex Ahdar, Professor Augusto Zimmerman and Associate Professor Neil Foster on Religious Freedoms
• Mike Schutt Director of the United States Christian Legal Society (CLS) Law School Ministries and of the Institute for Christian Legal Studies
• Misha Coleman of the Australian Churches Refugee task Force on ‘the Church as a sanctuary for asylum seekers – political stunt or practical solution?’
• Crown Counsel (Advisings) to the Victorian Attorney-General, Mark Sneddon and CLEAR Chair Mark Fowler on human rights
• Jude Simeon of Barnabas Fund and Rev Dr Cannon David Claydon on ‘A Christian response to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East’
• Former Queensland Parliamentary Speaker, Fiona Simpson MP
• Peter Abetz Member of Western Australian Legislative Assembly, Wendy Francis of the Australian Christian Lobby and Amber Hawkes of International Justice Mission on human trafficking and prostitution
• Elenne Ford, Bruce Burgess and Steve Frost from Peacewise on Christian conflict resolution
• Dr Matthew Turnour and Elizabeth Shalders on not for profit and charity law
• Honourable Justice and Director of Public Prosecutions of Uganda, Mike Chibita.
With more speakers to be confirmed!

The following streams will be offered.
1.Being a Christian Lawyer
2.Religious Freedom
3.Peace Making
4.Slavery/Trafficking/Refugees
5.Not-for-Profit Law

We are privileged to have Queensland Supreme Court Justice Debra Mullins, South Australian Supreme Court Justice David Bleby and Federal Court Judge John Gilmour as the Convention’s Patrons.

The theme of the Conference is ‘Redeeming the Law for the Kingdom of God’ and will be held in Brisbane from Thursday 29th September to Saturday 1st October 2016.

Visit www.clear.org.au/aclc2016 to find further details on the topics of the convention, and to find out more about the speakers.

Don’t Miss Our Early Bird Rates
You can register online at our website here. Enrol and pay by 30 June 2016 and take advantage of the early bird rates to save on the full fares! Students, concessions and 1-5 year admitted lawyers also receive discounted early bird rates. Lawyers should consider whether attendance may contribute towards satisfaction of their Compulsory Professional Development requirements in their local jurisdictions.

For those travelling interstate bookings through the Conference Administrator will enable you to access discounted accommodation at the Mercure Hotel the heart of Brisbane, our conference venue.

We hope to see you there.
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