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ACEL QLD: Dinner on the Downs

ACEL QLD: Dinner on the Downs

TOPIC: Consent, rape, parties, social media and the law. Searching for the Silver Bullet. 

SPEAKER: Adair Donaldson

ADAIR DONALDSON LLM LLB BBus has worked as a lawyer for over 20 years. He has both built a large regional practice and worked as a partner in a nation legal firm during that time. In 2016 Adair founded Donaldson Law to focus on a non-adversarial approach to achieving holistic legal solutions for his clients following a growing realization that aggressive litigation was not serving his clients best. His work focuses on helping those who have suffered abuse within institutions such as the defence force, religious institutions and schools. For over 13 years Adair has also worked to develop educational programs and consulted on legal issues affecting young people. He is the creator of the acclaimed preventative law resources that address the legal consequences of alcohol abuse, sexual assaults, discrimination, illicit drugs, violence, social media and the illegal use of technology. He has appeared before Federal and State Parliamentary Committees to provide evidence in regards to addressing youth violence, alcohol related issues, and in relation to abuse in the Australian Defence Force.


He is regularly called on by the media to comment on the legal consequences of issues pertaining to youth culture. Adair has also worked closely with the National Rugby League to develop and implement educational resources for their players and clubs. He has been appointed to the Australian Rugby League Commission's Respectful Relationships Committee, which focuses on ensuring respect for women throughout the code. He is also an ambassador for the Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia. In 2002 Adair was nominated by his peers for the Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association Civil Justice

Award in Queensland, and in 2005 he, along with his business partner Peter Shannon, won this same award.

27/05/2021 6:30 PM - 27/05/2021 10:00 PM
Function Centre, Concordia Lutheran College 154 Stephen St TOOWOOMBA QLD 4350