Welcome Dinner for Chief Justice McCallum

The ACT Bar Association and ACT Law Society request the pleasure of your company at a dinner to welcome the appointment of Chief Justice Lucy McCallum to the ACT.

The Hon Chief Justice Lucy McCallum

Chief Justice McCallum is a former prosecutor in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2005. She had a broad and extensive practice that included defamation, administrative law, competition law, and professional negligence. She became a judge of the NSW Supreme Court in 2008, in the Common Law Division, and in 2014 became the list judge for the Defamation list. Her Honour has presided over hundreds of high profile criminal and civil proceedings, first as a barrister and then as a Judge, garnering a reputation for scrupulous fairness. In January 2019, Justice McCallum was elevated to the New South Wales Court of Appeal. In March 2022 Her Honour was appointed Chief Justice of the ACT Supreme Court.


  • When: 6.30-10.30pm Thursday 26 May 2022
  • Where: Gandel Atrium, National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra
  • Dress: Lounge suit
  • Cost: $150 per person (includes a three course meal and all drinks)
  • Tables seat 10: please enter your seating preferences when booking
  • RSVP by COB Wednesday 18 May 2022

Event registration terms and conditions

The Law Society is enforcing covid-safe measures as set out by ACT Health at all our face-to-face events. 

If you have been to an active Covid-19 hotspot as listed by the ACT Government, are a close contact of an active case, or feel unwell in the lead up to the event, we kindly ask you not to attend. 

In these circumstances, please advise us by email prior to the event start time and we will issue you a full refund. Contact us on casey.magnussen@actlawsociety.asn.au.

Fees are payable upon registration. 30 days payment invoices are available to members at the discretion of the Law Society. A 1.2% surcharge may be incurred on payments processed via credit/debit card. The Society reserves the right to cancel or alter events at its discretion, and in such circumstances, attendees will be notified via email. 

Definitions — 'Registration' means any booking given to the Society in writing, on our website, or by phone. 'Member' means any member of the ACT Law Society, including associate members and honorary members. 'Young Lawyer' means any member who has held a practising certificate for five years or less. 'CLC' means any member working for a recognised community legal centre, or holding a volunteer practising certificate. 'Student' means any member holding a student membership.

All cancellations must be made in writing, and all cancellations will incur a fee, however, no charge will be incurred for substituting another person. Outside of the cancellation periods given below, a $10 administration fee will be incurred for any cancellation made. If a registered attendee fails to attend without notifying the Society in writing, no credit or refund will be offered and 100% of the total cost will be retained by the Society. 

CPD Events — In the case of CPD events held at an venue other than the Law Society, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event. In the case of CPD events held at the Law Society, for cancellations made within two working days of the event, 50% of the total cost will be retained by the Society as a cancellation fee and the balance may be used as a credit towards other CPD events or be refunded. If you choose to keep a credit it will remain valid for 12 months from the event date, after which time it will expire. 

Webinars — In the case of live or on-demand webinars, as connection details are sent when registration is completed, no refund or cancellation is available. 

Social events — In the case of social events, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event.





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