Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) president Cameron Roberts, a partner with Thomson Geer, awarded life membership to two insurance lawyers during the association's 2022 National Conference.
AILA's new life members, YPOL director Paul O'Brien and Carter Newell partner Rebecca Stevens, earned the membership for playing a significant role in the association's growth.
A committed AILA member, O'Brien held board positions in the past and has been a long-term, active member of the NSW committee.
“For many years, he spearheaded the successful NSW Twilight Seminar Series and has been instrumental in leading more than 150 AILA seminars,” Roberts said.
Meanwhile, Stevens joined AILA in 1999 after attending her first AILA National Conference in Hobart. She was a committee member of the association's Queensland branch for more than 10 years, including serving as a secretary for seven years and state president in 2021. She was also an AILA National Board member from 2007 to 2011.
During the latest national conference, Roberts also presented the annual 2022 Insurance Law Prize to Justice Mark Livesey, president of the South Australian Court of Appeal, for being a “long-time supporter of AILA, both as a member, friend, and presenter at numerous events and conferences.”
AILA is a national organisation initially established to promote, review, develop, and debate insurance issues. Early this year, it rebranded to clear any misconceptions about its purpose.