Queensland Law Society

What does Council do?

Queensland Law Society (QLS) is governed by an elected Council of 12 members, with an additional Council member appointed by the Attorney-General. Councillors are elected for a two-year term.


  • Sets the strategic direction for the Society through the approval of the Strategic Plan and Budget and guides policy for more than 10,000 members. 
  • Ensures the good governance of the Society and reviews and endorses corporate activities.  
  • Operations are guided by its charter with meetings held about every two months.

As a member of Council you have the opportunity to shape the legal profession in Queensland, support fellow practitioners and leverage QLS resources and reputation to make a positive difference in the community.

A subset of Council is the Executive Committee. This Committee considers issues between Council meetings as required. It consists of the President, Deputy President, Immediate Past President, and two elected Councillors.