Southern Young Lawyers
The Southern Young Lawyers Committee (SYLC) is a committee of the Law Society of Tasmania that promotes the interests of early career members of the Tasmanian legal profession. The SYLC is comprised of early career lawyers, classified as persons with less than 5 years practical experience or under the age of 35.
Lawyers from local firms and government departments volunteer for the SYLC, as well as representatives from the University of Tasmania’s Law School and the Tasmanian Legal Practice Course.
The SYLC meets once a month to discuss issues relevant to early career practitioners and soon to be admitted practitioners / graduates. The SYLC liaises with the Law Society of Tasmania to develop initiatives that address these concerns.
Of particular interest to the SYLC is the mental wellbeing of graduates and early career practitioners, which has emerged as a critical concern in recent years. The SYLC is committed to acknowledging and addressing this issue and does so by promoting awareness and arranging activities that encourage a positive work/life balance.
In addition to its policy framework, the SYLC is also engaged in organising professional and social events for the wider profession. Such activities include Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities, the annual Tasmanian Golden Gavel competition, bi-annual long lunches and end of year functions.
Southern Young Lawyers Committee 2019-2020
|Co President||Ali Sawyer||Ogilvie Jennings|
|Co President||Jake Farmer||Butler McIntyre & Butler|
|Treasurer||Edward Burrows-Cheng||Dobson Mitchell & Allport|
|Secretary||Scott Ashby||Supreme Court of Tasmania|
|CPD Officer||Alinta Robinson-Herbert||Wallace Wilkinson & Webster|
|Communications and Social Media||Lewis Ringwaldt||Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions|
|Committee Members||Kaela Williams||Dobson Mitchell Allport|
|Nick Walker||Tas Racing Pty Ltd|
|Emily Bill||Department of Justice|
|Henry Jones||Dobson Mitchell Allport|
|Inga Eskitas||Murdoch Clarke|
|Jarryd Price||Murdoch Clarke|
|Jenna Madden||Wallace Wilkinson & Webster|
|Michael Flanagan||Ogilvie Jennings|
|Tim Cannon||Groom Kennedy|
|Thomas Slatyer||Worrall Moss Martin Lawyers|