GLA eNEWS - September 2015

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GLA eNEWS - September 2015


The GLA committee are proud to announce that a GLA website is up and running.  Members are encouraged to go view this at

Special thanks to Julie Clarke for everything she has done to create and run this website.

The site will provide details on all upcoming events as well as allowing people to download relevant GLA forms, such as new membership applications.

Your feedback on this site would be greatly appreciated.
Geelong Young Lawyers – Winery Tour – 10 October 2105

It is that time of year again!

The Geelong Young Lawyers have organised a day of eating, drinking and networking with a winery tour along the Bellarine Peninsula. The ticket price ($45 for LIV members or $50 for non-members) gets you:
Bus transport (meet at the Geelong Court car park behind Geelong Train Station at 10.45 for an 11am departure) out to the Bellarine, around the wineries and returning at approximately 5pm

Tastings at Flying Brick Cider House

Lunch and drinks at Leura Park Estate

Tastings at Mt Duneed Estate

This event is proudly sponsored by the GLA and Gatehouse Recruitment.

Come along and enjoy a great day! Places are limited so please register ASAP at the following link:
Register Now



A reminder to members that this years Annual Dinner will be held on Friday, 27th November!

Invitation have already been sent but if you missed it, please see  the invitation at the bottom of this email.

Members are encouraged to get in quick to take advantage of the early bird discount.



This months seminar will be presented by John Castello, director and Legal Recruitment Consultant at Gatehouse specialising in legal professional recruitment and law firm sales.

As a former lawyer, John has used his experience to build a reputation as one of the leading legal recruitment consultants in Australia.

John has created an extensive network of clients and candidates and has developed key relationships with his natural enthusiasm and passion for his work. He has become a trusted advisor to hundreds of lawyers, HR departments and decision makers.

Law Firm Sales
John is also a licensed business broker specialised in selling and merging law firms.
He has achieved success for vendors and has assisted business owners and prospective purchasers in finding opportunities that suits their individual needs and legal expertise.

WHEN: Friday, 25th September 2015
WHERE: VLA, 199 Moorabool Street, Geelong
COST: $15 for members
TIME: 12:30pm - 2pm (lunch provided)
RSVP: To Mary Foley ( by Tuesday 22nd September 2015 with payment

Members are advised that the next regular lunchtime CPD session will be held on Friday, 27 November 2015.  There will be no monthly CPD session held in October as we will be running the annual Deakin Day.

The CPD session lined up for November will be a presentation by Andrew Dickenson on the recent changes to the Powers of Attorney (Financial and Guardianship) Laws.  We will send details about this closer to the date.

Registration details about the Annual Deakin Day will be sent to members in a separate email.

2015 Annual GLA Dinner


You are invited to attend this year's annual dinner....

Once again, the GLA Annual Dinner will be held at the beautiful Royal Geelong Yacht Club. 

This dinner is always a success.  It gives members an opportunity to relax with their peers and celebrate the end of another year.  You will also be able to mingle with local Judges and Magistrates, all while enjoying live music from Charli Trio.

Members are encouraged to take advantage of the early bird special detailed below.

This event is proudly sponsored by Foley's List.  The GLA would like to thank Foley's List for their ongoing support of the GLA.

WHEN: 6:30pm. Friday 27 November 2015
WHERE: Royal Geelong Yacht Club, 25 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong
DRESS: Black Tie
PRICE: $115 members, $130 non-members
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Purchase your tickets before 2 October 2015 and the cost to members will be reduced to $95!!!
RSVP: With payment and any dietary requirements to Helen Buchan (WJM Lawyers, 27 Malop Street, Geelong) by 6 November 2015

We look forward to seeing you there!!

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