2017 Queensland Law Society Council election
Queensland Law Society (QLS) is committed to supporting good law, good lawyers for the public good. QLS Council is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Society.
QLS Council guides the Society in advocating for and on behalf of our members and the solicitors’ branch of the Queensland legal profession, promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct by Queensland solicitors, and providing services that support members in achieving professional success.
Council consists of a president, deputy president, vice president, eight ordinary members and an Attorney-General’s nominee. In the second year the deputy president assumes the office of the president. The immediate past president remains on Council for one year after their presidential term finishes.
Queensland’s legal profession faces many challenges. Continual advances in technology, commoditisation, internationalisation and outsourcing are rewriting the practice of law. Changing demographics in the profession are affecting our profession and we are more conscious than ever of mental health and family violence issues and how they emerge in legal practice. Economic trends and growing gaps in access to justice add financial pressure to our businesses.
By nominating in our 2017 Council election, you play a critical role in ensuring the profession benefits from leadership that understands and adapts to the changing demands of practice. This is your opportunity to be part of something bigger – to make a difference in your profession and your community.
You can also build your professional profile by nominating for a position on QLS Council. QLS Councillors gain a unique insight into the workings of the legal profession. Being a QLS Councillor also allows you to participate in high profile events and forums which can extend your reputation and influence.
QLS Councillors champion the profession through their understanding of the issues, pressures and opportunities members face in daily practice. Placing trusted advisors at the helm of Queensland Law Society strengthens the future of our profession.
The 2017 QLS Council election is your chance to directly influence that future - your voice makes a difference.