National Reconciliation Week

We last mentioned our Principal Solicitor’s attendance to ‘Koori Twilight: The Aboriginal Lawyers’ panel’ and were privileged to be part of that panel. Today, our Principal Solicitor was also invited to attend a Corporate Forum Meeting, hosted at Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers, as a Guest Speaker. Here, Matthew expressed his experiences as an Indigenous Lawyer


Legal Professional National Reconciliation Week


The Scene: On 6 June 2018, our Principal Solicitor, Matthew Karakoulakis attended an invitation to be part of as one of two Guest Speakers in the Forum Meeting, Legal Professional Reconciliation Network. The second Guest Speaker was John Patten of Melbourne Museum, who shared his familial background, his career and progression of advocating for Aboriginal Education in Australia.


The Audience: The audience consisted predominantly of Corporate Law Firms across Australia, including Allens, Baker McKenzie, Arnold Bloch Leiber, Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers and Minter Ellison.


The Purpose: To share the experiences of Matthew Karakoulakis as an Indigenous Lawyer in the Commercial Sector.


During the Meeting, our Principal Solicitor, was provided the opportunity to share his experiences as a thriving law practice within Melbourne, Victoria. He discussed his background as a university student having graduated in Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce at Flinders University. As part of Matthew’s education at Flinders University, Matthew was heavily involved with the Indigenous Faculty supporting other Indigenous students in their endeavors.

Matthew also expressed being proud of his humble beginnings, starting AMK Law in 2014, and developing the firm into what it is today, as a thriving law practice in Commercial, Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Property.

at AMK Law we are proud of being an indigenous owned firm, being truly culturally diverse, but most important of all, is the strong growth and development of indigenous business in Australia.

As part of sharing this accomplishment and success, Matthew commented that he prioritizes hiring, retaining, promoting Indigenous Businesses, and expresses his gratitude by expressing his interest in, and being part of, the Aurora Project.