05 September 2018

The Law Alumni QUT Chapter invites you to a special evening of speed mentoring, networking and drinks. 

You will have the opportunity to meet and connect with senior leaders from a variety of legal practice areas, hear their story, ask questions and seek advice on how to take your legal career to the next stage. You will also meet fellow QUT alumni and other like-minded professionals.

The evening will start with networking and drinks, followed by short talks from each mentor sharing their leadership journey. Mentees will then split into groups, where you can ask questions and get advice from each mentor for 15 minutes before the bell rings and you move onto the next mentor.  After the mentoring sessions, attendees are free to network with each other until the event concludes.

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Meet the mentors:

Inspector Christopher Emzin, Visiting Police Associate, QUT School of Justice

Inspector Christopher Emzin has been a member of the Queensland Police Service for over 30 years. He has performed various roles including criminal investigations, prosecutions, legal & policy development, internal investigations, district policing and specialist services policing. Inspector Emzin routinely performs higher duties as Acting Superintendent, namely in: Prosecution Services, Flood Crisis Review Group, Counter Terrorism Strategic Policy Branch, Regional Crime Coordinator for South East Region, Gold Coast District Officer and Internal Investigations Branch.

Inspector Emzin is currently an Inspector with Prosecution Coordination Unit, responsible for the management of 270+ prosecutors throughout Queensland. Emzin holds a Bachelor of Laws (QUT) and Master of Laws (Griffith) and is admitted as a Barrister-at-Law. As a senior Indigenous member of QPS, Inspector Emzin is on a working group to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Network Committee within QPS.

Daniel Gosewich, General Counsel at Minor DKL Food Group

Daniel Gosewisch was appointed as General Counsel for Minor DKL Food Group in August 2015. As General Counsel, Daniel is responsible for the legal team assisting Minor DKL’s activities in Australia and overseas, including The Coffee Club, Ribs And Rumps, Nomad Coffee Group, Veneziano Coffee Roasters, Coffee Hit and Black Bag Roasters. Daniel is also Company Secretary for all entities in the corporate group. Prior to joining Minor DKL, Daniel performed legal roles in a number of government and resources industries, including as Director, Legal Transactions at Queensland Treasury Corporation, and as Vice President Legal at Arrow Energy (now owned by Shell and Petrochina). Daniel is a commercial lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in in-house corporate roles advising on transactions, disputes and projects of all kinds. He is a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Katie Richards, CEO and Founder, Virtual Legal

Katie Richards is a lawyer, disruptor and techie, better known for her online law firm, Virtual Legal. Virtual Legal uses DISC behavioural profiling to help every day Australians manage their legal needs at minimum cost to address the access to justice issues, whilst receiving personalised service based on their personality traits.  Katie is also the creator of Law On Earth, a public self-service legal platform using smart technology, AI chatbots, contract drafting tech, encrypted video conferencing, live chat and screen share for delivery of legal advice.  This will empower the public to manage their own legal, accounting, business and financial planning needs, but will only cost 10% of the standard cost of traditional firms, whilst being more secure, transparent and operating 24/7.  As one of the Lord Mayor’s Global Entrepreneurs, winner of Anthill Magazine’s Coolest Companies Award and Westpac’s Business of Tomorrow Award in 2018 alone, Katie takes pride in creating a fun place to work while finding solutions to improve the lives of every day Aussies.

Anand Shah, Barrister, Bar Association of Queensland 

Anand Shah has been in private practice for 26 years, with commercial litigation being his main area of practice. As Counsel, Anand has appeared in the High Court, State Courts, the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia. A nationally accredited mediator, Anand has mediated disputes concerning commercial law, professional negligence, succession and personal injuries. Anand sits on LEADR’s Queensland Chapter Committee and is actively involved in the affairs of the Bar Association of Queensland including to serve on its peak executive body, the Bar Council. Anand is also a past President of Queensland Young Lawyers and has served on many Queensland Law Society committees. Anand has a keen interest in legal education delivering many papers and for the Queensland Law Society, Bar Association of Queensland and other legal providers. He holds a Master of Law from QUT, has taught in the areas of civil procedure and evidence, and previously sat on the Law Alumni QUT chapter.




05 September 2018 - 05 September 2018
5.30pm (for a 6.00pm start) - 8.30pm
Level 12, S Block QUT Gardens Point
Owen J Wordsworth Room
1 ticket for $30, 2 tickets for $50
QUT Alumni and Development Office
07 3138 4778
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