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West side lawyers celebrate diversity this Year of the Dog

West side lawyers celebrate diversity this Year of the Dog

Year of the Dog

The Asian Australian Lawyers Association has heralded the start of the Lunar Year with a gala dinner in Perth.

The West Australian branch of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA) hosted its inaugural gala dinner to chime in the Lunar New Year at the Hyatt Regency in Perth.

Featuring a Chinese banquet, lion dancing and gongs for practitioners, the event also recognised members if the profession who have promoted cultural diversity in the law.

“What better way to put cultural diversity in the limelight than for our association to ring in the Lunar New Year and celebrate our heritage and our culture,” AALA WA branch president Peter Le said.

“Going forward, we hope that this Lunar New Year dinner will be our annual marquee event and become a permanent social event calendar in the WA legal fraternity.

“We congratulate all our award winners who were recognised for their contribution towards promoting cultural diversity in the law,” he said.

In attendance at the 22 February event was WA Attorney-General John Quigley and District Court Judge Mark Herron. This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Dog.

Pictured L-R: Steven Wong (Barrister of the Year), Charmaine Tsang (Partner of the Year), Patti Chong (Lifetime Achievement Award), Dell Marie Butler (Graduate of the Year), Tiffany Jiang (Student of the Year), Daniel Chan (Young Lawyer of the Year), Minoshi De Silva (Senior Lawyer of the Year), together with his Hon. Mark Herron (District Court Judge), the WA Attorney General Hon. John Quigley MLA and Peter Le (President WA Branch of AALA)

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