Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Mahla Pearlman Oration 2022

27 July 2022 | Sydney & online 

The Legal Practice Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Environment and Planning Law Association of New South Wales will co-host the 10th Mahla Pearlman Oration on 27 July 2022 in Sydney and online. 

The Mahla Pearlman Oration honours the memory of the late Honourable Mahla Pearlman AO, the former Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales (1992–2003), and former President of the Law Council of Australia (1989–90). The annual event is a tribute to Chief Judge Pearlman’s achievements and inspiration to younger generations of environmental lawyers. 

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 27 July 2022
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Cost: Free
Location: Federal Court of Australia, 184 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000 

Dinner Details

Date: Wednesday 27 July 2022
Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Cost: $150.00
Location: Verandah55/65 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000

Contact

Ms Chelsea De Silva
Section Administrator
T. 02 6246 3722
E. chelsea.desilva@lawcouncil.asn.au

More details to follow. 

Registrations for the Mahla Pearlman Oration 2022 are now open.

Ticket Categories and Rates

Category Ticket Type Price
Tickets Standard Ticket (Virtual) $0.00 + Add to cart
Standard Ticket (In-Person) $0.00 + Add to cart
Dinner ticket $150.00 + Add to cart

The event is free. However, due to limited numbers, registrations are essential.

Registrations are open and close Wednesday, 20 July 2022 unless fully subscribed prior to the deadline.

Key Speakers

We are pleased to announce the key speakers for this event.

Mr Bret Walker AC SC
Barrister, Fifth Floor, St James Hall

Federal Court of Australia

184 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000

This event will be available to online attendees via the Zoom platform. For those who register, you will recieve a Zoom link prior to the event. 

If you have any issues, please contact the Section Administrator, Chelsea De Silva on 02 6246 3722 or by email, chelsea.desilva@lawcouncil.asn.au

Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year Award 2022

Nominations Now Open

The Mahla Pearlman Award for the Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year is awarded to a young lawyer who has made a significant contribution to environmental law. Each recipient is recognised not only for their contribution to the practice of environmental law but also for their contribution to the legal and wider community.

The award is named in honour of the former Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, and former President of the Law Council of Australia, the late honourable Mahla Pearlman AO.

The award is conducted annually by the Australian Environment and Planning Law Group of the Law Council's Legal Practice Section.

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN AND HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO 27 June 2022, and must be emailed to chelsea.desilva@lawcouncil.asn.au

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be:

  • engaged in practice in any Australian jurisdiction (including in private practice, a government law firm, as in-house counsel or in an NGO) or be an academic teaching or researching in the field of environmental law or related area at an Australian university; and
  • under 35 years of age as at 30 April 2022.

The key criteria for the award are:

  • outstanding contribution to the field of environmental law in Australia or internationally; and
  • voluntary contribution to the community, including through environmental non-government organisations (NGOs) or teaching roles. 

There is no set form for a nomination – a letter or document that describes how the nominee meets the criteria described above is sufficient. References, while not essential, are appreciated.

The recipient of the award will be invited to be an observer on the Law Council’s Australian Environment and Planning Law Group for the following year.

Read the Law Council's Event Terms and Conditions here.

Please note: The Law Council of Australia's website is not compatible with Internet Explorer, please use an alternative internet browser e.g. Google Chrome or Firefox. Please contact the Law Council of Australia if you continue to experience any difficulties when registering for an event.