Kimberley Motley On Tour: Lawless


In the summer of 2008 Kimberley Motley quit her job as a criminal defence attorney in Milwaukee to join a program to help train lawyers in war-torn Afghanistan. She was 32 years old at the time, a former Mrs. Wisconsin (she entered the competition on a dare) and mother of three who had never travelled outside of the United States.  

What she brought to Afghanistan was a toughness and resilience that came from growing up in the projects in one of the most dangerous cities in the US. She had an innate belief in everyone’s right to justice, a kick-ass approach to practising law, and a stellar personality—a combination that has made headlines around the world.

Come and see this fascinating woman hit Melbourne, Queensland and Sydney in late August 2019, on a non-stop tour for the publication of Lawless with three epic literary events:


Monash University Presents: An Author Talk with Kim Motley
In conjunction with Eltham Bookshop

Monday 26th of August
12.30 pm – 2pm
Herbert Smith Freehills
Level 42, 101 Collins St, Melbourne
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Griffith Library and Integrity 20 Present:
Kim Motley in Conversation with Damien Carrick
Refreshments and Book Signing on the Queensland Terrace

Thursday 29th of August
6 for 6.30 pm
Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland
Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101
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Antidote Festival 2019: Sydney Opera House
Panel – Unlocking Justice
Kim Motley with Melissa Lucashenko and Peta Blood
Hosted by Larissa Behrendt

Sunday 1st of September
4pm – 5pm
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
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