Fun and fundraising as Young Lawyers Ball returns

Sarah Plasto, Future Leaders Committee President, addressing the Cloudland event on Saturday.

More than 200 people attended the QLS Young Lawyers Ball in Brisbane on Saturday night – mixing fun and fundraising.

After a three-year hiatus, the event was not only a social occasion but a chance to reconnect with peers and raise more than $1500 for LIVIN, a mental health charity, thanks to event partner Dare Recruitment and the support of Oscar Hunt and Virgin Australia.

The Future Leaders Committee, led by President Sarah Plasto, wanted the event to achieve something more than just a great social occasion.

Ms Plasto said since its inception, the committee had always been conscious of the stresses of being an early career or young lawyer.

“Having access to resources and support at the right time can be invaluable in managing your mental wellbeing and being able to recognise in others, whether that is your peers, friends or family, when they may need help too,” she said.

QLS President Chloé Kopilović giving a welcome speech on Saturday night.

QLS President Chloé Kopilović welcomed guests back to event and thanked them for their support since the last event in 2019.


Ms Kopilović said one of her focuses for this year was collegiality within the legal profession which was so important for health and wellbeing, and careers and profession.

“That is why we are so pleased to be supporting Queensland-based LIVIN tonight as our charity partner,” she said.

“So tonight, take the opportunity to introduce yourself to someone new, to catch up with a colleague in the profession and grow your friendship circle. Small gestures such as these, can make a big impact on you and those around you.”

Social photos will be published in coming days.

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