Indigenous Law Bulletin
Over the last few months a number of Indigenous law students at the University of NSW have commenced cadetships at law firms in Sydney. This is giving them an unprecedented opportunity to be involved in aspects of legal practice before they graduate.
The initiative, the first of its kind in Australia, was the initiative of Phyllis Lee, lecturer in law and Academic Advisor to the Indigenous students. Patrick Fair, a former President of the Law Society of NSW was also instrumental in gaining support from the legal profession.
The ILB is now a refereed journal (see previous column). The Editorial Board will meet soon to decide policy and procedural matters and the general future direction that the ILB should take. Contributors and referees please note rapid turn-around time.
The first National Sorry Day will be held on May 26, the anniversary of the release of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission's Bringing Them Home report. Local communities will be holding activities, meetings and rallies around the nation.
Contact: the National Sorry Day Committee-John Bond (02)62810940. http://www.austlii.edu.au/rsjlibrary/sorry
Our apologies to Mary McMahon, daughter-in-law of the late Nugget Coombs for misprinting her name as Mary McCarthy in the last issue of the ILB.
In the December 1997 - January 1998 issue of the ILB, unfortunately, a line of David Parsons' article appears to have vanished. The last line on p 15 should read 'from the following chronology'.