SPECIAL EVENT: Breakfast with the Judiciary – 19 May 2019



Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association is proud to present our first ever Breakfast with the Judiciary on Sunday, 19 May 2019.

Members and their partners are invited to attend an indulgent hot and cold buffet breakfast, showcasing the best in seasonal, regional produce at the picturesque Sirromet Winery. The session will provide a rare opportunity to hear from members of the bench and for members to have the opportunity to ask questions of them.


Justice Martin Daubney AM of the Supreme Court

Judge Michael Jarrett of the Federal Circuit Court

President Fleur Kingham of the Land Court

Judge Craig Chowdhury of the District Court at Beenleigh

Magistrate Jane Bentley of Beenleigh Magistrates Court

Acting Magistrate Paul Byrne of Beenleigh Magistrates Court

Wayne Cochrane, Member of the Land Court

Paul Smith, Member of the Land Court

Date: Sunday, 19 May 2019
Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
Place:  Restaurant Lurleen’s, Sirromet Winery
850 Mount Cotton Road, Mount Cotton Qld 4165
Member price: $25.00 per member
Non-Member price: $35.00 per person
RSVP: COB 3 May 2019

Purchase your ticket(s) NOW by making payment to:

BSB: 633 000
Account: 158 825 398
Ref: Your full name

Spaces are very limited so be sure to secure your ticket(s) today to avoid missing out!

Not a member or need to renew your membership?
Become a member by clicking on our Membership page to send in your application.

Already a member, but need to renew your membership? Email hello@lsrla.org.au with your full name, association (if applicable) and the type of membership you seek (full, associate or student) and we will email a membership invoice to you.

Membership benefits include discounted tickets to attend our exciting upcoming functions, including:

– Breakfast with the Judiciary
– Our AGM with a Chinese banquet
– Christmas trivia event with an American style banquet
– Beenleigh Rum Distillery tour and lunch
– Three free CPD events
– Bi-monthly social drinks


EVENT: Ethics of Social Media for Law Firms – 21 February 2019

The Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association is proud to present a very worthwhile topic for the law firms of today; Ethics of Social Media for Law Firms.

This is a FREE event for our members.

We are pleased to have Les Power, legal practice director and head of litigation and dispute resolution at Wilson Lawyers, present for us on this topic. Les is a sought after presenter on ethics, property and commercial law, and professional responsibility topics for a range of conference producers, including Queensland Law Society and Legalwise.  Les has more than 20 years in private practice and is an accredited specialist in commercial litigation.  Having spent his early career as an articled clerk in Charters Towers and spending many more of his more recent years in the inner suburbs of Brisbane, Les has a unique understanding of the challenges of practice facing practitioners in both regions and the CBD. Known by his peers as their go-to ethics man, Les is a senior practitioner who prides himself in supporting and advocating for an ethical and well-regarded profession.

The practice and business of law is a different place than it was 10 years ago, and 20 years before that. We are all marketing ourselves differently and through a platform that can be both exciting and treacherous. Come along to our Ethics event to learn more about how you can be engaging with social media platforms in the best way for your practice. This is also a great opportunity to network with your local legal community.

The event details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 21 February 2019
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Logan North Library, Cnr Sports Drive and Springwood Drive, Underwood, Qld
RSVP: By COB 18 February 2019 via Eventbrite Ticketing system (link below)
Cost: FREE!
Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association Committee


LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER? Check out this news from our friends at South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre:

“South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre is seeking admitted lawyers who wish to volunteer to provide free legal advice to people in our community.

The advice sessions will take place at our office in Inala Plaza on Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm in 2019. We may add additional volunteer advice sessions according to volunteer availability.”

You can check out the post on their website here.


Every practice needs it; an Update on Key Risk Management Issues for Practices Today

We’ve just released the details and invitations for our members to attend our upcoming event:

Update on Key Risk Management Issues for Practices Today,
– presented by Lexon Insurance.

The event is proudly sponsored by the amazing KEF Accounting and the Logan & Scenic Rim Law Associate expresses it’s sincerest gratitude to KEF Accounting for helping bring such an essential professional development event to our members.

This event is a must for all our practitioners across our regions. In an ever-changing industry, risk management issues are an essential consideration for any practice of any size or location.

We’d love for you to join us at the event.  The event details are:

Date: Thursday, 13 September 2018
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Logan North Library, Cnr Sports Drive & Springwood Drive, Underwood Qld
Cost: FREE!
Light refreshments will be provided.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Upcoming Events for 2018/2019

Well, our committee has come together to plan a great 2018/2019 events calendar.  Our members will receive more details as the events come to fruition.

A snapshot of our events are below. If you’re not yet a member, this is the perfect time to join us.  You can submit your membership application here.  In the meantime, here are some of the event details:

2nd Annual General Meeting and Dinner Banquet – Friday, 20 July 2018, 6pm Venue:  Springwood Gardens Chinese & Vietnamese , 15 Murrajong Road, Springwood, Qld
Proudly sponsored by Hemmant’s List: The right Barrister, for the right brief.

Update on Key Risk Management Issues for Practices Today – Thursday, 13 September 2018, 6pm
Presenter:  Lexon Insurance
Venue: Logan North Library, Cnr Sports Drive and Springwood Road, Underwood  Qld
Proudly sponsored by KEF Accounting

End of Year Celebrations – Friday, 30 November 2018, 6pm
Venue: The V Hotel, 6202 Mount Lindsay Hwy, Veresdale Qld

Ethics Presentation – Thursday, 21 February 2019, 6pm
Presenter:  Shane Budden, Ethics Solicitor, Queensland Law Society
Topic:  To be confirmed
Proposed venue: Logan North Library, Cnr Sports Drive & Springwood Road, Underwood Qld

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association Committee

Logan Central Summit 2018 – the civic and cultural heart

The Logan Central Summit 2018 is being held on 11 May 2018 at Logan Entertainment Cetnre.

“This free, collaborative Summit will focus on how government, industry, business owners, landowners and the community can collaborate and provide insight into harnessing the strengths and capitalising on opportunities to help develop Logan Central as the civic and cultural heart.”


There is also a free feedback session afterwards at the Logan Entertainment Centre.

Click here to visit the event page on Facebook

Join us for our End of Year Celebrations 2017!

Join us for our End of Year Celebrations!  

Enjoy nibbles and drinks in the company of friends and colleagues of our beloved Logan and Scenic Rim community.

This is also a great opportunity to relax, smile and have a bit of a laugh.  We would also love to see you bring along a friend or colleague to introduce them to your fellow members of the LSRLA. The more the merrier!

With such great feedback from our members at last year’s event, don’t miss out on grabbing your ticket today.  Tickets are limited, so don’t delay.

Event details: 
Date: Friday, 24 November 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Place:  Browns Plains Hotel, Sports Bar
64 Browns Plains Rd
Browns Plains Qld
Member price: $15.00 per member
Non-Member price: $20.00 per person
RSVP: 11:30pm, Sunday 19 November 2017

Ticket price includes: hot food platters and one free drink on arrival.
(Additional drinks will be available from the bar).
Drink Responsibly.

Click here to get tickets now! *

Be festive and jolly to bring in the end of the year.  And don’t forget to wear your lucky shirt or earrings for the night, because we’ll be giving away a LUCKY DOOR PRIZE!

This will be a great night, so don’t miss out – grab your ticket now and we look forward to seeing you there!

* Note for those of you have RSVP’ed to other events, we have ditched the Eventbrite system to avoid the fees and make it even more affordable for our members to join us!  So, the RSVP link will take you to an email where you can send us all your details and we will reply to you with our bank details for payment!


Please join us for the Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association’s

1st Annual General Meeting and amazing 10-Course Dinner Banquet

7 July 2017

Hemmants List

Notice of Annual General Meeting

It has come the time to hold our First Annual General Meeting for the Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association.  We can hardly believe that it was only a year ago that we launched our new Association. We’ve already had some wonderful success in our first year and we have so much more planned.

We invite you to join us for an amazing 10-course Dinner Banquet, with a side order of AGM business.

In the normal course of AGM business, we will be covering:

  • Year in Review – 2016/2017
  • What’s next: Overview of the 2017/2018 year ahead
  • Committee and Office Bearer Election
  • Special Resolution:  Incorporation of the Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association and adopting Rules of Incorporation
  • Other General Business

Nomination of Office Bearers and Committee Members
If you wish to nominate yourself or another person for a position with the Committee, you can do so online by completing the online nomination form.

Valid nominations must be received by no later than Friday 23 June 2017 to be considered at the AGM. Nominee names will be circulated to the membership on Friday 30 June 2017, being 7 days prior to the AGM.

Other General Business
If you have any orders of general business that you wish to add to our agenda for the evening please send us an email to hello@lsrla.org.au before the RSVP date.

This is a wonderful opportunity to give us your views on what you want from your Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association and help us take the right direction for you.

This is also a great opportunity for non-members to mingle with members and see what all the fuss is about!

The event details are as follows:

Date:  7 July 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Place:  Springwood Garden Chinese and Vietnamese,
15 Murrajong Street, Springwood, Qld

RSVP: By COB 28 June 2017 via Eventbrite Ticketing system (link below)
Cost for members:  $30.00 per person (Member price)
Cost for non-members
: $40.00 per person (Non-Member price)


We look forward to seeing you there for what is set to be a wonderful evening.

The Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association Committee

1st Annual General Meeting and amazing 10-Course Dinner Banquet

Flood Emergency 2017 – Message from the President

Photo courtesy of Australasian Aerial Photograph 2017.

Dear Members,

In the wake of the devastation of ex-TC Debbie and all that she brought with her, we truly hope this email reaches you and your families safe and dry.

I wanted to personally send my best wishes to you all during what is likely a difficult and challenging time for many of our colleagues and friends in the Logan & Scenic Rim districts.

In amongst much of the coverage of the flood emergency in our districts, I thought it might be useful to you to provide you some direct links to some information that may be of benefit or comfort to you.

You should be aware that the Queensland Government has issued a statement to support people who have been impacted by the severe weather throughout the Logan & Scenic Rim districts offering people an opportunity to apply to receive financial support for hardship. Click here for more details. You can also reach out to the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 or http://www.communityrecovery.qld.gov.au for more information.

The Queensland Law Society has also kindly reached out this morning and offered their help to our members. If your practice has suffered as a result, please contact us to help you get in touch with the Queensland Law Society to access whatever support they can offer you during this time.

For the QLS Guidance Note for practices affected by flood disasters or severe weather, please click here.

If we can be of any help to you during this difficult time, please reach out to us. Whilst my mobile is currently on and off as it pleases with the outages in the area, please feel free to email hello@lsrla.org.au and we will return back to you as soon as possible.

For LOGAN road hazards, weather and power outages, you can visit the Logan City Council Disaster Management website here.

For SCENIC RIM road closures and hazards, you can visit the Scenic Rim Council Roads Update website here.

A side note: I personally apologise for this email not reaching you sooner, perhaps when it was of greater use, however I myself was isolated and powerless on what lovingly became known as Flagstone Island from Thursday to Monday.

Please stay safe and look after one another.

With warm regards,
Michele Davis | President
Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association

Ethics CPD – Adventures of the Cheshire Cat – 16 Feb 2017

ethics-wordlePlease join us for our first CPD Event – The Adventures of the Cheshire Cat.

Court, Client, Colleague, Community: What are our fundamental ethic duties we owe to various stakeholders? How do we navigate confidentiality and legal professional privilege? What’s the proper basis to instigate a claim or action on behalf of your client?

This workshop will examine the question of whether we are ‘lost lawyers’. This is an opportunity for participants to review their understanding of the fundamental ethical duties we owe to various stakeholders.

In this workshop we will examine the problems the Cheshire Cat has in his representation of Arnold Becker over the ownership of a computer game.

The issues to be considered will include confidentiality, legal professional privilege, and a proper basis to instigate a claim or action on behalf of a client.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Television Education Network, we are able to offer this event FREE to our members.

If you aren’t yet a member of the Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association, click here to visit our website and sign up today.

Whilst this invitation has been extended to you as a member of the LSRLA, if you have a colleague or friend who may be interested in joining you for the evening, please feel free to invite them along also.

We will have some light refreshments for our attendees for the evening. Places are limited, so reserve your ticket now so you don’t miss out!

This is a great opportunity to get your Ethics CPD point before the end of March cut off.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Click here to RSVP NOW

Date and Time
Thu. 16 February 2017
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEST
Logan North Library
Cnr Sports Drive and Springwood Road
Underwood, QLD 4119