Informal Meeting of the Victorian Chapter with Stephen Keim SC, Thurs, 21 Oct, 6.00pm at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Melbourne VIC

Date: Thu 21st October 2010

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) invites you to join it for an informal meet and greet and human rights networking event with other Members of the Victorian Chapter of ALHR and its President, Stephen Keim SC.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 21 October 2010 from 6.00 pm to approximately 7.30 pm.

Leading law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (Mallesons) have kindly agreed to donate meeting facilities for the event. Mallesons is located at Level 50, Bourke Place, Melbourne.

Format of Event
The event will begin with a quick overview of ALHR and introduction by Stephen, followed by brief introductions by Mandy Lister and myself. There will also be an overview of the work done by Mallesons’ Human Rights Law group.

Questions (which we welcome both on notice and on the night) will then be answered.

A brief summary of Stephen’s professional career is below. We encourage you to email any questions regarding Stephen or the work of ALHR to us in advance.

About Stephen Keim SC
Stephen is a barrister in private practice in Brisbane and is the national president of ALHR. He has been a lawyer for 32 years. Stephen was President of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties during the late 80s and early 90s, and President of the Legal Aid Commission in the early to mid 90s. Stephen was also a hearing commissioner for the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission and a member of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal. Stephen has been on the management committee of a number of Community Legal Centres and has been involved in pro bono litigation (including in the area of environmental law).

In 2007, Stephen represented Indian-born doctor Mohamed Haneef in his high-profile and media-crazed application for judicial review of a decision to revoke Dr Haneef’s Australian visa. Stephen and Dr Haneef’s solicitor, Peter Russo, were jointly named The Weekend Australian’s Australians of the year for 2007.

In December 2009, Stephen was awarded the prestigious Human Rights Medal for 2009 by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

For catering purposes, please RSVP by 4.00pm on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 to and

We encourage you to extend this invitation to your relevant networks.

We hope you will join us and look forward to seeing you on the night.

Yours always in human rights

Mandy Lister & Lily Tsen
Victorian Co-Convenor