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Address at Opening of Hong Kong Legal Year

Speech delivered by Pauline Wright, President of the Law Council of Australia, at the opening of the Hong Kong Legal Year, Hong Kong, 12 January 2020.

"The discussion of effective stakeholder engagement is critical for the Law Council of Australia. Without strong stakeholder engagement, we cannot expect to effect change or influence the development of the law or have any role to play in upholding justice and the rule of law, which is our mandate.

Stakeholders can of course be both internal and external. The Law Council’s internal stakeholders are our constituent bodies: the law societies and bar associations of the Australian states and territories and the large law firms, and our external stakeholders include the general public, government and parliament, the judiciary, the Attorney-General’s Department and international groups such as LAWASIA and the CLA and SPLA."

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