rising with resilience
The Foreign Qualified Lawyers (FQL) Subcommittee of the NSW Branch of AALA is delighted to invite you to attend their first in person event of the year: Rising with Resilience.
Join the event to listen to Niti Natarajah, Candy Lau and Patrick Lin, three legal practitioners who will be sharing with us their experiences in practising law inside and outside of Australia. As they are also all at different stages in their career, they will talk about some of the challenges they are currently facing and those they have already faced-- from how they overcame setbacks of weighing expectations from being a model minority, to overcoming unconscious biases and imposter syndrome, their stories will help to empower you, show you how you can find fulfilment in all aspects of your life as they have and reveal ways for you to become your best self.
Date: Thursday 23 June 2022
Time: 6PM - 8PM AEST
Location: Norton Rose Fulbright, Lvl 4, 60 Martin Place, Sydney NSW
As this is an in-person event, registration is essential! Be sure to register by Monday 20 June 2022.
Light refreshments will be available.
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About our Speakers
Senior Lawyer in Victoria, LinkedIn Top Voice
Niti is a senior lawyer based in Melbourne, and has a passion for authentic and inclusive leadership. She believes that we are human first and the titles we hold do not define us. Until very recently, she was working at a large corporate, but has decided to try her hand at entrepreneurship instead and is currently enjoying a period of reflection and self-love. She advocates for a range of issues such as gender and racial equity and is a Peer Support Champion for The Pink Elephants Support Network (an organisation that supports women who have experienced early pregnancy losses). She is a mother of two little munchkins, loves reading, yoga, travel, good food and good wine, and dancing up a storm.
Solicitor, qualified in NSW and Hong Kong
Candy Lau is a Sydney-based financial services regulatory lawyer and a restructuring and insolvency litigator. She was first admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong where she practised as a litigation and dispute resolution solicitor. After completing various courses at the LPAB and the College of Law, she obtained her legal qualifications in NSW, Australia. In her current practice, she advises her clients on various regulatory matters (including the recent regulatory reforms that commenced in 2021), and provides restructuring and insolvency advice to insolvency practitioners and corporations on multiple issues covering voluntary administrations and receiverships. She has also completed secondments at leading financial institutions in the retail and business banking space. She is multilingual and uses her international experience and understanding of cultural nuances in her day-to-day practice.
Barrister at law in NSW, passed the New York Bar
Patrick was called to the bar in 2021 and took chambers at University Chambers. Patrick accepts briefs in all areas of law, and has mainly been briefed in commercial equity matters. Before being called to the bar, Patrick completed his LL.M. at Columbia Law School, where his studies focused mainly on private international law and intellectual property. Before studying at Columbia, Patrick was a solicitor working in wills and estates litigation in Sydney. He received his JD from Sydney University and BA, majoring in art history, from Williams College in Massachusetts, USA.
About AALA Foreign Qualified Lawyers (FQL) Subcommittee
The AALA Foreign Qualified Lawyers (FQL) Subcommittee aims to empower and support internationally-qualified lawyers in Australia throughout their legal studies and career stages. We are a group of volunteers, multilingual and passionate about diversity and inclusion within the Australian legal profession. Since 2020, we have organized workshops and networking initiatives to build meaningful connections and grow professionally. We have published Foreign Qualified Lawyers Frequently Asked Questions Guide (July 2021) and 'To Aus, with Law Newsletter' (since Q1 2022). We were also featured in Australian Corporate Lawyer Magazine (Winter Ed 2021).