Come one, come all!

The ACT Law Society’s New Lawyers Committee warmly invites you to the highly anticipated annual New Lawyers Gala Ball, proudly sponsored by the College of Law and Parker Coles Curtis.

Join fellow new lawyers, law students, and members from various associations for an unforgettable evening dedicated to strengthening bonds and building lasting relationships. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect, network, and celebrate with peers and mentors alike.

All guests and partners are welcome to attend.

Don’t miss out on securing your spot at this premier event.

Watch this space for more details. 


This event is proudly supported by Blackburn ChambersCollege of Law and Parker Coles Curtis


  • When: 7pm - 11pm, Friday 2 August 2024
  • Where: Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes 
  • Cost: Member $165, Non-member $200, Table of 10 $1500
    Ticket includes a two-course dinner, drinks and entertainment
  • Dress code: Formal
  • RSVP by 12pm, 18 July 2024

Tables seat 10. To be seated together, please enter your seating preferences in the 'Special Requests' box during registration.

For any questions please contact

Event registration terms and conditions

ACT Law Society invoices have payment terms of 14 days. Fees are payable upon registration. A 1.2% surcharge may be incurred on payments processed via credit/debit card. The Society reserves the right to cancel or alter events at its discretion, and in such circumstances, attendees will be notified via email. 

Definitions — 'Registration' means any booking given to the Society in writing, on our website, or by phone. 'Member' means any member of the ACT Law Society, including associate members and honorary members. 'New Lawyer' means any member who has held a practising certificate for five years or less. 'CLC' means any member working for a recognised community legal centre, or holding a volunteer practising certificate. 'Student' means any member holding a student membership.

All cancellations must be made in writing, and all cancellations will incur a fee, however, no charge will be incurred for substituting another person. Outside of the cancellation periods given below, a $10 administration fee will be incurred for any cancellation made. If a registered attendee fails to attend without notifying the Society in writing, no credit or refund will be offered and 100% of the total cost will be retained by the Society. 

CPD Events — In the case of CPD events held at an venue other than the Law Society, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event. In the case of CPD events held at the Law Society, for cancellations made up to two working days prior to the event, 50% of the total cost will be retained by the Society as a cancellation fee and the balance may be used as a credit towards other CPD events or be refunded. If you choose to keep a credit it will remain valid for 12 months from the event date, after which time it will expire. For cancellations within two working days of the event, no refunds or credits will be applicable. 

Webinars — In the case of live or on-demand webinars, as connection details are sent when registration is completed, no refund or cancellation is available. 

Social events — In the case of social events, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event.

Attendees of events consent to filming, photography and sound recording as members of the audience. By registering and attending this event you agree to being filmed or photographed which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes




Member ticket $165.00(GST incl.) Register
Non-member ticket $200.00(GST incl.) Register
Table of 10 Ticket $1,500.00(GST incl.) Register



Sponsors & Supporters

Blackburn Chambers is Canberra’s original, largest and most prestigious barristers’ chambers. Over many decades, members of Blackburn Chambers have been involved in the most significant and high-profile cases in the ACT and surrounding NSW. Past members of Chambers have gone on to become members of the ACT Supreme Court, the ACT Magistrates Courts, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, and the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.  Blackburn is also a modern, progressive and collegial chambers, whose members have a keen eye to the future, and a commitment to developing the ACT Bar as a centre of professional excellence on the national legal scene. Blackburn’s barristers aspire to provide professional services of the highest quality in relation to all aspects of Territory, federal and interstate law, both for the ACT and surrounding areas of NSW.

The College of Law is the school of professional practice for lawyers. We deliver innovative, practice-focussed and flexible legal education and training to enhance the careers of practising professionals across Australasia. Graduates of all law schools in Australia and New Zealand undertake a comprehensive program of practical legal training (PLT), leading to admission into the profession. Offering the PLT Program in the ACT since 2004 and with more than 100,000 graduates working in all facets of the legal industry, we are one of the most trusted names in legal training in Australia and New Zealand. For legal practitioners across the industry, we provide a large suite of continuing legal education programs and the unique LLM (Applied Law) across a broad range of practice areas.

Parker Coles Curtis is proud to be a gold sponsor of the 2024 ACT Law Society New Lawyers Gala Ball! Recently awarded by the ACT Law Society as 2023 Firm of the Year, we were a stand out dedicated to fostering professional growth and community connection, we support the Law Society's mission to enhance continuous professional development and strengthen ties within the legal community. Join us on Friday, August 2, 2024, for an evening celebrating the achievements and future of Canberra's new lawyers. This event is open to all members and promises an unforgettable night of networking, collegiality, and celebration. We look forward to connecting with you there!