2023/24 Bar Association Committee Applications
Expressions of interest for appointment to the Bar Association’s committees for 2023/2024 will open on Monday, 1 May 2023.
Expressions of interest will close at 5.00pm on Monday, 22 May 2023.
The Association’s committees serve an important role in assisting the Bar Council and Association staff to promote access to and the administration of justice, and to undertake the Association’s regulatory functions. A list of the Association’s committees is available here.
Committees that reflect the diversity of the Association’s members and the community we serve strengthen the Association’s ability to meaningfully represent members’ views and advocate on law reform and policy issues.
All members, including members in regional, rural and remote areas are encouraged to apply. Committee meetings always have an option of online attendance, and with recent investment by the Association in AV technology, it has become much easier for members to attend meetings remotely.
Members (not just those holding a practising certificate) who wish to be considered for appointment to a committee will be directed to complete an online form via an announcement that will be circulated in InBrief on Monday, 1 May 2023.
All members who wish to be appointed to a committee, including existing members of committees who wish to continue on a particular committee, are required to submit an expression of interest.
The Association is very fortunate to have many more volunteers for committees than can possibly be accommodated. The President has therefore asked that members restrict their choice of committees to no more than two.
In confirming committee membership, the President seeks to ensure that all parts of the Bar are represented on each committee.
Please note that until new committees are established and promulgated, the existing committees continue unchanged. The existing appointments to various working parties and representatives for the Bar Association continue unless and until the President determines otherwise.
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