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In 1985 a leading exhibition organiser commissioned Mr John Pye to research the viability of a Legal Technology exhibition. John recognised a winner and passed on his findings only to be told, "thank you; but the company was being taken over and would not pursue this project". As John had this information he was well placed to stage an event of this kind. Early in 1986 he was approached by The Law Society of New South Wales to assist in the staging of a technology exhibition.
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Consequently, Lexpo was born in October 1986 with an exhibition at the NSW Leagues Club in Phillip Street, Sydney. It was extremely successful with one CLE seminar the first year. Due to demand, sessions doubled each year until 1992 when the conference and exhibition moved to the Sheraton Wentworth Hotel in Sydney with 36 CLE sessions over 3 days.

In 1991 John Pye formed the company Australian Conference Organisers Pty. Limited and, building on the Lexpo concept, staged his first legal conference which he called 'A State Legal Conference' at the Wentworth Hotel in Sydney. He managed the conference until his death in 1998.

John Pye was ably assisted in the management of Australian Conference Organisers by his good friend Peter Martin who took over the management of the business after John's death. With plans for the 1999 March conference well in place Peter Martin died tragically early in January 1999.

Since March 1999 the Conference, held twice every year, has been known as "New South Wales State Legal Conference".  Until March 2014 the conference was managed by Michael Bach.

In August 2007 The New South Wales State Legal Conference moved to a new and improved venue at the SMC Conference Centre in the court precinct on the corner of Castlereagh and Goulburn Streets in Sydney. The SMC Conference Centre offers ideal facilities for the New South Wales State Legal Conference with its variety of lecture halls and rooms as well as convenient and affordable parking for conference attendees.

In August 2014 the Conference changed hands and is now run by Barrister Michelle Castle, for Cloud 9 Conferences Pty Ltd.


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