The Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History aims to bring together scholars, lawyers and the general public interested in legal history. It sponsors lectures, essay competitions, research projects and a variety of seminars and discussion groups. Events to look forward to this year include the Forbes Lecture (September), to be delivered by the Hon Justice Margaret Beazley AO; the JH Plunkett Lecture, to be delivered by Mark Tedeschi QC; and Australian Legal History Tutorials. Membership runs from 1 July to 30 June. Download an application form here. Donations to the Francis Forbes Fund (donations of $2.00 or more to which are tax deductible) may be made with membership, or on a stand-alone basis with the form here.
Benefits of membership include:
timely notification of legal history events via circular emails sent to members from time to time;
receipt of the members' newsletter, The Forbes Flyer, which is published quarterly and available on the Society’s website at www.forbessociety.org.au; and
opportunities to obtain discounts on publications from time to time published or arranged by the Society.