On 14 July 2017 the Legal Profession (Society) Rules 2007 came into effect. The new Rules now include a 14 day period from the close of nominations to the opening of the poll. During this time, QLS will publish the names, biographies and photos submitted by eligible candidates in the order drawn by the returning officer in accordance with r35(2) of the Rules on the QLS website. Throughout the election period the QLS election media protocol is to be strictly observed.
Notification of eligible candidates on QLS website
Full members are invited to nominate for a position on Council from Monday 4 September 2017 to 4pm AEST Tuesday 19 September 2017. During this time the Society will assess each candidate, advise the candidate whether their application for candidacy has been accepted and within two business days of receipt of an accepted nomination will publish the names of the eligible candidates in order of nomination receipt on the QLS website.
From 9am Wednesday 20 September 2017 the names and biographies submitted by eligible candidates will be published on the QLS website in the order drawn by the returning officer in accordance with r35(2) of the Rules.
External host provider
The 2017 QLS Election will be hosted by BigPulse, a web-based online service provider who conducts online elections for the Law Society of New South Wales as well as most of the major Australian universities.