Class of 1964 Reunion Dinner

LPM 50 year reunion

Clelands Lawyers Adelaide senior lawyer Leon McEvoy recently attended a 55 year reunion dinner held at the Hilton Hotel for the 1964 Law School Class of the Adelaide Law School. 

It also celebrated the 50th year of most of that class’ admission as solicitors.  Only 50 graduated from about 124 (including 17 women – women nowadays usually compromise about half).

A retired solicitor from the class David Jervis arranged the reunion as he has each five years since graduation year.  Hopefully there will be many more!  A toast was held to those who have passed away since graduation.

It was also attended by Louis Crotti a former partner of Clelands Laywers who retired from practice in March 2018. 

As David pointed out in his article commentary of the event for the Adelaide University Alumni Magazine it was the “Swinging Sixties’, the time of The Beatles, the Vietnam war, conscriptions (some of the attendees were conscripted) the pill, the six o’clock swill and no RBT's!”

Thirty seven septuagenarians and an 80 year old attended including three former lecturers.  Thirteen of the class became judges (probably a record) – all now retired at the compulsory retiring age of 70.  Robert Hill became a long serving Senator including holding the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs, and others held various legal and civil appointments.  Leon and only a couple of the others are still practising. 

As David pointed out these occasions are finishing earlier than they used to, but the “bond we formed at University is as strong as ever.” 

Pictured are Richard Soloman, Kym Kelly and  Leon McEvoy

Leon McEvoy