For 50 years the Commercial Law Association of Australia (CLA) has been a quiet
achiever serving the interests of practitioners in both commerce and law.
Since its establishment in 1965, the CLA has continued to provide networking and
educational opportunities for those involved in legal and business sectors. The
Association is recognised as a leader in the provision of quality continuing legal
education including seminars, workshops and conferences.
The CLA's mission is to encourage and develop knowledge and understanding of law
usages and practices in Australia and overseas. The Association plays an important
role in providing information and encouraging debate on important issues.
Key focus areas for the Association include:
Professional development - continuing legal education
The CLA's Start Your Day and Lunchtime Seminar Series along with our one
and half-day conferences promote a comprehensive range of commercial law topics featuring
leading practitioners as speakers. Seminars are usually held at the NSW State Library,
with other venues used for some special co-sponsored events.
Education - member information
The Commercial Law Quarterly has been continually published for over 25 years and
is recognised as a major reference source within the legal profession. In recent
times the CLA has upgraded its information services provided through its website.
Increasingly the website will be used to develop more interaction with the membership
base and increase the range of materials available to members.
Encouraging young professionals - New Graduates Program
Young lawyers are looking for more than just extra salary enhancements. Job satisfaction,
career development and work/life balance are also very important issues for recent