Future Leaders Committee: Notice of Election

Future Leaders Charter

(Pursuant to Attachment 3, By-Law 5 of the Future Leaders Committee Charter)

Notice is hereby given of the election to be held for six (6) ordinary members of the Future Leaders Committee of the Queensland Law Society Incorporated (silver rotation). The terms for these positions will commence 1 July 2023 and will conclude 30 June 2025.

Candidates for election shall be nominated in accordance with the Future Leaders Committee Charter (‘the Charter) and must confirm on the online Nomination Form that they are either 35 years and under or have 5 years or less post admission experience as of 30 June 2025.

The online Nomination Form is available here and must be received by the Returning Officer via online web form submission or alternatively via email elections@qls.com.au no later than: 

4pm AEST Monday 13 February 2023.

By-law 6 of the Charter requires a nomination of a candidate for election to be in the form advised by the returning officer, signed by hand or electronically/digitally by the candidate and seconded by three (3) practitioners. All three (3) practitioners must be full members of the Society and on the Roll of Future Leader Electors, being either 35 years and under, or has 5 years or less post admission experience as of 3 February 2023.

Candidates are requested to provide with their online Nomination Form a brief statement/bio to support their candidacy (no more than 150 words), which is available on the nomination form, together with a photo headshot. 

If more than the required numbers of candidates are nominated, members will be informed of the need to vote In that circumstance the ballot will open Wednesday 22 February 2023 and will close 4pm AEST Thursday 2 March 2023. Votes will be tallied and thereafter the result of the election will be declared.

Dated this 3rd day of February 2023.

Louise Pennisi
Returning Officer