Our annual dinner has sold out, with 150 people attending - if you are still interested in attending, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will let you know if a place becomes available due to a cancellation.

Here are the details of the event:

Our annual dinner will be held on Saturday 17 June
in conjunction with the Catholic Doctors' Association of Victoria

Professor Margaret Somerville
speaking on
The Ethical Imagination and the Proposed Victorian Euthanasia Laws

Professor Somerville is the Samuel Gale Professor of Law Emerita, Professor Emerita in the Faculty of Medicine, and Founding Director Emerita of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University, Montreal.  She taught there from 1978 to 2016, when she returned to Sydney to become Professor of Bioethics in the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia.

Professor Somerville has an extensive national and international publishing and speaking record, and is a frequent commentator in all forms of media, including the ABC’s "Q&A" program.

The dinner will be sponsored by the Order of Malta (Victorian Branch).

When:  Saturday 17 June at 7pm
Where:  The Park Hyatt, 1 Parliament Square, off Parliament Place, Melbourne
Cost:  $110 for a 2 course dinner and drinks
Parking:  Available for $10 - enter via St Andrews Place
RSVP:  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. confirming payment by Friday 9 June.

Payment by EFT or over the counter:  Funds should be deposited in the MCLA's CBA Bank Account (BSB: 063-010 Account No. 1083 3427).  Please include your name as the description.

Payment by cheque: Cheques should be made payable to the Melbourne Catholic Lawyers’ Association and sent to the MCLA at PO Box 1029, Box Hill 3128.  Please note that Australia Post delivery times are slower than in the past (up to 6 business days for standard postage).

Please notify us by email once you have made payment, especially if you are paying by cheque.

Other events - First Fridays

Join us for Mass and breakfast before work on the first Friday of each month.

Our next gathering will take place on Friday 7 July - here are the details:

Time: 7.30am Mass

Church: St Francis' Church, corner of Lonsdale & Elizabeth Streets, CBD. (Not St Augustine’s where we usually have our Masses.)

Meeting point: outside the main door of the church after Mass.

We then move to the Michelangelo cafe for breakfast (usually upstairs) - 215 Queen Street, between Lonsdale Street and Little Bourke.



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