Law Council of Australia


Commonwealth Law Conference 2024 – Opening Remarks

Speech delivered by Mr Greg McIntyre SC, Law Council of Australia President, at the Commonwealth Law Conference, Melbourne, 23 February 2024.

“The program today is full of interesting, important and timely topics and our discussions will be led by experts in their fields.

In addition to some important practical sessions on statutory interpretation, running class actions or defending appeals you will be grappling with some of the most significant issues that will impact the legal profession in the coming years, and the bodies which represent it. 

Climate change, for example, has posed novel and complex challenges with respect to the development, understanding and practice of the law and prompted legal practices to adapt at a structural level.

Artificial intelligence has the potential to deliver significant opportunities and benefits across the economy and our society more broadly. It has already begun to drive disruption and innovation in in the practice of law. It also creating a number of risks which must be addressed head on. 

Thank you to all the speakers who are with us today and lending us their insights on these important topics.”

Read full speech in the link below.


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