2023 Litigation Convention East Coast Tasmania
CPD: 10 points (E, PM, PS, SL)
Open to: Barristers | Litigation Lawyers | Early Career Lawyers | In-house Counsel | Government Lawyers

Session Outlines: Download the Convention Session Outlines HERE
Terms and Conditions: Download the 2023 Litigation Convention HERE.

Choice of the streamed sessions

  • Along with plenary sessions, there are two streams of sessions being delivered at this convention – advanced and early career lawyer.
  • There is a cap on the number of seats in some streamed sessions.
  • There is no guarantee of session recordings.
  • At the discretion of the presenter, and due to the interactive format of the event, content within a given topic may (on the day) vary from that listed.
  • Delegates have been invited to indicate their first choice sessions, and every effort will be made to place delegates in that session. This will occur on a first come, first served basis.

Information for you
The Convention is being held at the Eastcoaster, Louiseville Road, Orford. The Hotel’s phone number is (03) 6257 1172. For the Society, Amal Cutler’s mobile is 0428 161 200. Check in is from 5pm on Friday 10 November.

The Eastcoaster website is here.
Activities in the region are listed here.

Approximate travel time from around Tasmania

  • From Hobart – 1 hour
  • From Launceston – 2.5 hours
  • From Devonport – 3 hours
  • From Burnie – 3.5 hours

Dress – Smart casual and cocktail for Saturday’s dinner

Weather – It is generally mild on the east coast in November but you are advised to bring warm and wet-weather clothing (it is Tasmania after all!).

Convention papers
Papers for the Convention will be distributed electronically and an individual booklet will also be available at the registration desk on Saturday 11 November.

CPD Points
Attendance at this Convention will gain you 9 CPD points. For an additional point, the Society offers you a complimentary choice of a 1-hour recording from its Online Recording Store.

Accommodation details

  • Two nights’ accommodation on Friday 10 November and Saturday 11 November have been booked for you on site at the Convention venue.
  • Your room details will be provided to you at check-in.
  • Check-in is from 5pm on Friday 10 November and check out is on Sunday 12 November by 10am.
  • There is no minibar or room service in your rooms however all rooms have basic kitchen facilities.
  • Breakfasts are served from 7.30am.

Friday 10 November

  • A welcome for delegates will be held on Friday 10 November from 6pm – 7pm on the premises.
  • If you have indicated a +1 guest this will be separately invoiced to you.
  • Dinner on Friday 10 November is in your own free time. Local dining suggestions will be provided. If you choose to dine in the Spring Bay Restaurant, we suggest the pizza menu as Saturday’s Convention Dinner is in this restaurant and you may like to avoid repetition.

Saturday 11 November

  • Breakfast is served from 7.30am. The Convention registration desk opens at 8.30am and the Convention starts at 8.50am.
  • Continuous tea and coffee is available (and barista coffee can be purchased in the Terrace Restaurant).
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be served during the day.

Convention Dinner – Saturday 11 November

  • The Convention Dinner is in the Spring Bay Restaurant. Please arrive around 6.45pm for 7pm seating.
  • If you have indicated a +1 guest this will be separately invoiced to you.
  • A selection of drinks will be offered during the evening as covered by your delegate’s package.
  • For addition drinks you choose to purchase from the bar, the restaurant will take cash/credit card over the bar.
  • Dinner entertainment in the form of the previously traditional ‘drinking from the boot’ will not be held (post-COVID considerations have put paid to that!), however you can still enjoy the ever-popular and often hilarious Toast to the Judiciary.
  • The dinner function formally closes at 11pm.

Sunday 12 November

  • Breakfast is served from 7.30am. Session 1 on Sunday commences at 10am. Please check out before you attend this session.
  • Continuous tea and coffee is available (and barista coffee can be purchased in the Terrace Restaurant).
  • Morning tea will be served.
  • The formal program concludes at 1.30pm on Sunday 12 November with the wrap up, awarding of the door prize, and naming the traditional yellow jersey winner (which goes to the the most active/engaged participant across the Convention sessions).

Additional Information:

  • Standard registration closed on Wednesday 11 October 2023 due to accommodation requirements of the venue.
  • Two nights of accommodation (with breakfast) is provided for each delegate.
  • Please note that due to the number, configuration, facility-type, and range of rooms (standard, suite, multiple room, etc.) the Society cannot guarantee accommodation type. Allocations are treated on a ‘first in first served’ basis and/or on format requirements.
  • If you are bringing your partner, you need to have let the Society know already. If you are not sure, contact us ASAP at cpd@lst.org.au.
  • Whilst there is no extra cost for your partner’s accommodation, their breakfast will be invoiced separately to you; any costs associated with other family member requirements will also be invoiced separately to you.
  • Partners are welcome to attend the Convention welcome drinks ($55pp) and dinner ($125pp) – this will be invoiced separately to you.
  • Food, drink, and accommodation outside that listed above is at the delegate’s own cost.


  • CPD Points: Any CPD points listed are provided as a guide and delegates should satisfy themselves about the nature and quantity of CPD points they can claim for the activity. Please refer to Practice Guideline no.4 HERE for details.
  • Streamed Sessions: Delegates have been contacted by the Society about their streamed session choices.
  • Refund/Cancellation: By registering for this event you agree to the Terms and Conditions for this Society Convention.
  • Non-Member Registrations: Conditions apply at the discretion of the Society. The Society will be in touch if you are not eligible to register and a refund will be issued.
  • Important Copyright Notice: Papers and materials supplied in association with any Society event, activity and recording are subject to copyright and are provided for the registrant’s use only. They may not be shared, copied, reproduced, adapted, transmitted, or otherwise distributed, nor may they be modified or reposted to other sites in any manner.