rise2018 – 2018 ABA & NSWBA National Conference


15-17 November, Sydney – Registration opens at 3.00pm today

The preeminent legal conference of 2018 – rise2018 relevant/resilient/respected is a prestigious two-day conference that boasts an impressive speaker line-up which will highlight and profile the excellence of the Australian legal profession. For all the details and to register please click here.

Conference program

This is a conference you cannot afford to miss. Held at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, the conference consists of thought provoking plenary sessions and specialised streams in commercial law, taxation law, criminal law and future practice. Each session will reflect the theme of the conference and create conversations on topics of importance to law and justice. To view the conference program, click here.

Conference social program

In addition to the two-day conference program there will be an exclusive social program. Highlights include a harbourside welcome reception at the chic heritage hotel, Pier One Sydney. Held on the evening of Thursday 15 November, it will be a festival celebrating the best New South Wales wine and produce – a networking event not to be missed. All conference attendees are welcome to register for the breakfast, held on the first day of the conference morning of day one, celebrating women in the legal profession. On Friday 16 November, Sydney’s newest and most unique venue, The Cutaway at Barangaroo, will host the conference’s spectacular formal dinner. More details to come on this exceptional event!


Three options are available for registration:

  • Two-day access registration; this includes two days conference registration, the welcome reception and formal dinner
  • Conference registration only; this includes one or two day conference registration (excluding social events);
  • Social/Networking event registration; this includes single or table tickets to the conference social events

Junior Bar Super Special Early Registration

Discounted two-day access conference registrations available for the first 50 Junior Bar registrations. The Junior Bar is regarded as those who have been at the Bar for under 7 years. To register, click here. Travel & accommodation

The ABA and NSWBA are delighted to partner with Spencer Travel for the 2018 National Conference. Further details regarding travel and accommodation are available on the website.

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