Queensland Law Society

2020 QLS Future Leaders Committee election

Nominations now open

Are you ready to be a part of something big? QLS strongly encourages eligible future leaders to put their hands up and get involved in shaping the future of the legal profession. Nominate to be part of our Future Leaders Committee today.

All candidates are running for the role of committee member. There are ten elected positions available as ordinary members of the Committee. At its first meeting in 2021, the FLC will appoint three office bearers (a President, Deputy President and Vice President) from the FLC members successfully elected.

Learn how you can nominate here.

During the nomination period, we will be publishing the names of eligible candidates as the nominations come in. So, watch this space to see who your candidates are for the election!

 

Who is eligible to run for and vote in the FLC election?

All full members of QLS who are either 35 years old or below or have less than 5 years PAE at the time of voting are eligible to vote in the committee election.

To nominate you need to be either 35 years old or below or have less than 5 years PAE as of 31 December 2022. This ensures the Future Leaders fulfil the eligibility requirements during the two year term. Not sure what you need to do about the election right now? Click here to find out.

 

Key dates

  • Be a full member or update your member details by: 9am AEST Friday 11 September 2020
  • Close of the Roll of Electors: 9am AEST Monday 14 September 2020
  • Notice of Election and nominations open: Monday 14 September 2020
  • Eligible Nominees names published in order of date received: From Monday 14 September 2020
  • Nominations close: 4pm AEST Wednesday 30 September 2020
  • Publication of all running nominees' profiles, in the order drawn by electronic lot: From Thursday 1 October 2020
  • Voting opens: Friday 9 October 2020
  • Voting closes: 4pm AEST Friday 23 October 2020
  • Results announced: From Monday 26 October 2020

 

Why nominate?

Nominating in our inaugural FLC election is your opportunity to be part of something bigger—a stepping stone to leadership opportunities to advocate on behalf of your peers and yourself and help shape the future of the legal profession.

If elected, you will play a critical role in setting QLS’ future leaders strategic direction, gain a unique opportunity to interact with like-minded peers and be actively involved in recognising and advancing future leaders through awards and working with QLS policy committee and external stakeholders. Being a committee member also opens doors for you to build leadership skills and allows you to participate in high profile events and forums which can extend your reputation and influence.

 

Why vote?

Voting is key to activating the democratic process. QLS wants to ensure the profession is adequately represented; to give the future of the profession a platform to voice their opinions and shape the future of the legal profession.

The 2020 Future Leaders Committee election is your chance to directly influence a changing legal profession and landscape.

Your voice, your future.

 

Looking for more information?

For more information on the Roll of Electors, nominations, voting or the election announcement, contact: