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Nomination for Membership of the Legal Profession Board

The Legal Profession Board’s major function is to receive and investigate complaints about the conduct of legal practitioners. The Board has six members, two are nominated by the Society and each must be the holder of a local practising certificate.

The Society is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced practitioners who are interested in being one of the Society’s nominees on the Board.

The Board has prepared a Board Member Information Pack which can be found HERE. The pack provides useful information on the Board, its operations and its current members.  Practitioners considering lodging an expression of interest should read this document.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest should include a CV and details of relevant qualifications, training and experience. Expressions of interest should, if possible address the following desirable competencies, skills and attributes:

  1. Considerable experience in private legal practice across a broad range of practice areas;
  1. Sound knowledge of the ethical duties of legal practitioners
  1. A sound understanding of, and or experience in, regulation within a professional context;
  1. An ability to make a contribution in relation to the establishment and maintenance of professional standards;
  1. The ability to reach firm conclusions and to exercise sound judgment;
  1. A demonstrated capacity to act in an impartial manner;
  1. A sound understanding of basic administrative review concepts such as natural justice / procedural fairness;
  1. An ability to understand and interpret legislation;
  1. Demonstrated personal integrity and accountability; and
  1. A desire and ability to work within a board / committee setting.

Expressions of interest may be emailed to luke.rheinberger@lst.org.au. For additional information please contact Mr Rheinberger, 6234 4133.

Closing date 16 November 2020