Mullenjaiwakka Trust Event
The 2019 Mullenjaiwakka Trust Fundraising Event provided a fitting opportunity to acknowledge the passing of Lloyd McDermott, known as Mullenjaiwakka, amongst our Queensland legal community. Held on 20 June 2019, over 70 guests, comprising judges, barristers, law students and members of the profession, attended the mild winter evening at the Supreme Court Coffee Club.
Under the guidance of MC Lincoln Crowley QC, guests were delighted to hear Mrs Judy Barnes, Mullenjaiwakka’s step daughter, regaling stories of growing up with Mullenjaiwakka. While Mullenjaiwakka was known for his successes in court and the rugby field, Mrs Barnes provided inspiration for the Indigenous law students in attendance with personal stories that demonstrated Mullenjaiwakka’s resilience and strength of character in adversity.
The Association provided the opportunity for Indigenous law students to be sponsored by members to attend the evening. With assistance from the universities, a record number of students attended and had the chance to meet and talk with Judges from all jurisdictions, along with barristers and other legal professionals.
This annual event is funded by the Association with the proceeds directed to the Mullenjaiwakka Trust to provide initiatives for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Donations to the Mullenajiwakka Trust can be made by contacting the Bar Association, 07 3238 5100. All donations are tax deductible.