Past Conferences

 

2016 CORO Conference – Canberra, ACT

The 2016 CORO conference was held in Canberra, ACT on 20 and 21 October. The Canberra 2016 conference page includes conference brochure.

2015 CORO Conference – Hobart, Tasmania

The 2015 CORO conference was held in Hobart, Tasmania 23 and 24 October. The Hobart 2015 conference page includes conference presentations and the conference brochure.

2014 CORO Conference – Wellington, New Zealand

The 2014 CORO conference was held in Wellington on 23 and 24 October. The Wellington 2014 page includes conference presentations and the conference brochure.

2013 CORO Conference – Darwin,  Northern Territory

The 2013 CORO Conference was held in Darwin on 12 and 13 September. Click here for a copy of the conference program (505KB PDF)

2012 CORO Conference – Brisbane, Queensland

The 2012 CORO Conference was held in Brisbane on 8 and 9 November. Please see the Brisbane 2012 page.

2011 CORO Conference – Sydney, New South Wales

The 2011 CORO Conference was held in Sydney on 13 and 14 October. Click here for a copy of the conference program (4.7MB PDF)

2010 CORO Conference – Melbourne, Victoria

The 2010 CORO Conference was held in Melbourne on 26 and 27 August. Click here for a copy of the conference program (1.9MB PDF)

2009 CORO Conference – Perth, Western Australia

The 2009 CORO conference was held in Perth on 16 and 17 September. Click here for a copy of the conference program (818KB PDF)

2008 CORO Conference – Darwin, Northern Territory

The 2008 CORO conference was held in Darwin on 12 and 13 June. Click here for a copy of the conference program (3MB PDF)

This conference included a focus on practical and legislative issues and harmonization initiatives. The Conference featured a plenary session on Anti-Money Laundering as well as keynote addresses by Richard Ackland, Legal Commentator and editor of Justinian and The Hon. Justice Dean Mildren RFD on the respective roles of the judiciary and the relevant regulatory bodies in relation to the discipline of practitioners.

2007 CORO Conference – Brisbane, Queensland

The 2007 conference was held in October and included a range of diverse speakers such as The Hon. Justice Margaret McMurdo AC of the Queensland Court of Appeal; Dr Christine Parker, Associate Professor and Reader, University of Melbourne Law School; Professor Jeff Giddings, Deputy Dean (Learning & Teaching) and Program Convenor for the Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution at Griffith University; Hedley Thomas, Senior Writer, The Australian and Randal Dennings, Partner, Clayton Utz.

The conference featured several plenary sessions focusing on issues such as developments in relation to incorporated legal practices (ILPs) and a discussion exploring the concept of unsatisfactory professional conduct. The plenary session exploring the concept of unsatisfactory professional conduct used the interesting format of a hypothetical run by Damien Carrick, presenter of The Law Report on Radio National, with a distinguished panel of commentators.

2006 CORO Conference – Sydney, New South Wales

The 2007 Conference was held in November and included three key speakers, Mr John Walker, Managing Director of IMF, an ASX listed Litigation Fund Manager who discussed litigation funding; Mr Julian Talbot, an international Risk Management Consultant who discussed risk profiling as a regulatory tool and Professor Stephen Colbran, Head of the School of Law at the University of New England, Armidale who discussed the role of legal education in the regulatory process.

2005 CORO Conference – Adelaide, South Australia

The 2005 Conference was held in Adelaide from 17-18 November 2005. The Conference included discussions about the introduction of the National Profession Model Bill in a majority of States and mechanisms to facilitate the national framework. To meet the needs of a national legal services market, CORO developed and adopted protocols for information exchange and complaint handling between regulatory authorities at the 2005 Confrerence. During the Conference it was agreed that the New South Wales model of regulating incorporated legal practices through the self-assessment process and the ten point plan would be adopted Australia wide.

2004 CORO Conference – Auckland, New Zealand

The 2004 Conference which were held in New Zealand featured a diverse programme. The programme included a session on the National Legal Profession Model Laws Project, as well as plenary sessions on Managing investigative workloads and performance indicators for complaints handling. The Conference also featured a joint session with IILACE on self-regulation of the legal profession around the world and a session on the establishment for a national training forum for inspectors and trust account regulatory officers.

2003 CORO Conference – Melbourne Victoria

The 2003 Conference was held in Melbourne over two days. The Conference included the annual update on the state of play in each jurisdiction in Australia as well as sessions on “no win no fee/cold calling” and the regulation of non-practitioner employees in legal practice. The Conference also included sessions on a proposed national legal services market protocol and an information exchange protocol.