Queensland Law Society

2020 QLS Future Leaders Committee election

Shape the future

We want you to help us shape the future of the Queensland legal profession. The Future Leaders Committee (FLC) is a platform for next generation lawyers to launch their dreams, ideas and thinking for our profession. This is your opportunity to lead the profession into the future.

QLS is excited to hold its inaugural Future Leaders Committee election this September for the establishment of our Future Leaders Committee (FLC). A democratically elected committee of members who will represent and advocate on behalf of their peers for two years, beginning 1 January 2021 and concluding 31 December 2022.

Right now, nearly 40% of Practising Certificate holders in Queensland are either 35 years old or under, or have less than 5 years post admission experience (PAE). This emerging demographic, with their unique needs and expectations, are the profession’s new voices and they need to be heard.

Hear what CEO, Rolf Moses had to say:

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Help us shape the future. Run for or vote for the Future Leaders Committee.

 

What does the FLC do?

The FLC is the only QLS committee elected by members. It serves a very important function in supporting and representing the future leaders cohort, who make up nearly 40% of practising certificate holders in Queensland. It will provide an influential platform for future leaders to advocate on behalf of their peers and colleagues and its responsibilities include:

  • setting a two year Strategic Plan of the Society in supporting the future leaders cohort
  • involvement and support for Queensland Law Society Emerging Leader Award
  • working closely with QLS committees and external stakeholders to advance future leaders
  • raising awareness on issues affecting future leaders
  • developing and conducting programs of interest and value to their colleagues

 

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 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 2020. 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: