Carey Higgins was first elected to the Law Society Council in 2014 and is a current member of the executive. She graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2000 with a Bachelor of Laws degree and was admitted to practice in 2001.
Carey is the Manager of the Legal and Procurement Department of the Glenorchy City Council and previously worked in private practice in Hobart for over 15 years including for two of Hobart’s major law firms. Carey has had a wide range of experience in different practice areas and has practised extensively in property and commercial law, elder and succession law, estate disputes and some civil litigation.
Carey is a current board member (since 2004) of the Hobart Community Legal Service Inc and has served several terms as president. Carey is also a past president (2004 and 2005) and committee member of the Southern Young Lawyers Committee and is a past secretary, vice president and current committee member of the Tasmanian Women Lawyers Association.
Carey is the former chair of the Law Society of Tasmania Pro Bono Committee (2017) and a committee member since 2010, current committee member and past chair (2015-2016) of the Law Society of Tasmania Continuing Professional Development Committee and committee member of the Property and Commercial Law Committee since 2014.