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President 2017

Doug Humphreys

OAM, BComm, LLB, LLM, GDML, Acc Spec Govt & Admin Law, GAICD 

Doug Humphreys has more than 35-years’ legal and managerial experience across a diverse range of legal practice and policy areas. He has been a Councillor of the Law Society since 2008 and participated in key policy committees including Professional Conduct, Licencing, Disclosure, Ethics and Government Solicitors.

Doug began his career in private practice following his graduation with a combined Commerce/Law degree at University of NSW in 1980. He went on to work for the Criminal Law Division of the Legal Aid NSW from 1984 until 1993 when he took up the role as the division’s Director, a position he held until 2003. Doug was then appointed Principal Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

During this time, he completed a Master of Laws at Monash University majoring in tribunal procedures.

He also served as Secretary and then Executive Officer of the Council of Australasian Tribunals from 2003 to 2009.

Doug has been a member of the Australian Army Reserve since 1976. He was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Australian Infantry in 1979. He remains an active member of the Reserve. He holds a Graduate Diploma of Military Law with merit from Australian National University. Doug was Principal Member of the Veterans’ Review Board from 2010 until taking up the role of President of the Law Society on January 1, 2018.

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