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New Committees

New Public Law Committee – EOIs

The Law Society is establishing a new Public Law Committee and is seeking EOIs from Law Society members by Monday, 12 December 2016.

The committee will deal with policy and practice issues arising in relation to constitutional law, administrative law, the rule of law and the separation of powers. We are looking for practitioners with experience in constitutional and administrative law, criminal law and inquiry work, and any other relevant fields.

If you are interested in applying for the Committee, please complete an EOI form and email it to gaby.carney@lawsociety.com.au.

If you have any questions, please contact Gaby Carney, Director of Policy and Practice, on ph 9926 0256.

New Privacy and Communications Committee – EOIs

The Law Society is establishing a new Privacy and Communications Committee, and is seeking EOIs from Law Society members by Monday, 12 December 2016.

The committee will deal with policy and practice issues arising in relation to privacy, including as it relates to new forms of technology and communications. We are looking for practitioners with experience in privacy law, areas such as cyber security and surveillance, dispute resolution, and any other relevant fields.

If you are interested in applying for the Committee, please complete an EOI form and email it to gaby.carney@lawsociety.com.au.

If you have any questions, please contact Gaby Carney, Director of Policy and Practice, on ph 9926 0256.

 

Committees

Law Society Committees have powers, authorities and tasks delegated by the Council. Consisting of dedicated volunteers, each committee focuses on a particular area of law, pooling together specialist skills and experience in order to scrutinise legislation, Court decisions and other government policies.

Committees are involved in different areas and there are three broad categories:

  • Regulatory committees – perform statutory duties under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW)
  • Liaison committees – linked to other professions or organisations
  • Policy committees

By drawing on the insights of committees, the Law Society can in turn meet its statutory duties and act as a major player in law reform and policy debates.

Current committees

There are currently 26 standing committees and one board (the Specialist Accreditation Board). In 2017, there will be some changes to the Law Society's policy committees. For example, the Juvenile Justice Committee is changing to a Children's Legal Issues Committee, and the Elder Law and Succession Committee will be an Elder Law, Capacity & Succession Committee. For the roles and priorities of the committees, see the 2017 Committees List. Any amendments to this list will be advised via Monday Briefs.

For further information see the Committee Handbook and the submission papers.

Joining a standing committee

Over September and October each year, solicitors practising in New South Wales are invited to submit expressions of interest online for membership of the Law Society’s standing committees for the coming year. Applications for 2017 committee appointments closed on Friday, 21 October, and applicants will be notified of the outcome during December. 

 

 

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