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.
For more information, or to become involved with the SYLC head to Southern Young Lawyers Committee on Facebook here or Instagram @sylc.tas
Southern Young Lawyers Committee 2020-2021
|Co President||Scott Ashby||Phillips Taglieri|
|Co President||Lewis Ringwaldt||Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions|
|Treasurer||Edward Burrows-Cheng||Dobson Mitchell & Allport|
|Secretary||Robert Holbrook||Simmons Wolfhagen|
|CPD Officer||Zoey Dwyer||Butler McIntyre & Butler|
|Communications and Social Media||Michael Flanagan||Murdock Clarke|
|Committee Members||Ali Sawyer||Womens Legal Service|
|Cooper Denehy||Simmons Wolfhagen|
|Emily Bill||Department of Justice|
|Georgia Morris||Simmons Wolfhagen|
|Jake Farmer||Butler McIntyre & Butler|
|Jarryd Price||Murdoch Clarke|
|Jenna Madden||Wallace Wilkinson & Webster|
|Michael Flanagan||Ogilvie Jennings|
|Tim Cannon||Groom Kennedy|
|Thomas Slatyer||Worrall Moss Martin Lawyers|
|Alinta Robinson-Herbert||Tremayne Fay Rheinberger|
|Suzanne Harris||Dobson Mitchell Allport|
|Samantha Griffin||Murdoch Clarke|
|Meghan Scolyer||Murdoch Clarke|
|Henry Jones||Dobson Mitchell Allport|