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We’d love you to join us for some delicious food and great company with the members, guests and sponsors of our ALPMA community all catching up over a drink or two.
We are also very pleased to have Rob Stary, Criminal Law Specialist, as our guest speaker for the evening. Rob is going to share some of his experiences in and around the criminal law courts and his involvement with setting up Western Suburbs Legal Services. We may even hear an interesting story or two!
Partner, L.L.B., Accredited Criminal Law Specialist
Rob is the Principal of the firm with 30 years' experience as a criminal lawyer, 25 years of which have been at Principal or Partnership level.
Rob graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1980 and worked with Victoria Legal Aid from 1981 to 1984. Rob was an employee then partner with Slater & Gordon from 1984 to 1995 He commenced private practice in 1995 in his own name and has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist since 1995. He was the Chair of the LIV Criminal Law Section in 2001-2 and served on its executive for many years.
Rob has been a past Chair of the Western Suburbs Legal Service, established in 1979 with Peter Gordon and others, and Chair at Footscray Community Legal Centre; and also past Chairman of the Westadd Alcohol and Drug Agency. Rob is also a Patron of the Spirit of Eureka Committee. He was also the inaugural chair of the Visy Cares Sunshine Youth Junction
In December 2008, Rob featured in The Age Melbourne Top 100 feature magazine to recognise Melbourne's highest achievers - the people who have made a significant contribution to public life. Rob has also featured in the Age Good Weekend magazine and in the Australian Newspaper
At the professional level Rob has been equally active having been Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria (2002 to 2003) and President of the Criminal Defence Lawyers Association. In 2005 Rob was awarded the Law Institutes Paul Baker Human Rights Award.
Rob holds the honorary title of Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Business and Law at Victoria University. This appointment was first conferred in 2010.
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