Governance

Annual Reports

Annual Reports

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The Law Society of Western Australia continues to be the voice of the legal profession. We advocate, in a measured but determined way, on behalf of and in the interests of our members and the legal profession as a whole. For detailed information on our achievements each year please read our annual reports.

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

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The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Law Society of Western Australia was held on Thursday, 9 November 2017 at Level 36, QV1 Building, 250 St Georges Terrace.

Previous Annual General Meeting Documents

Council Governance

Council Governance

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The Law Society Council offers strong representative and collaborative governance. Priorities are aligned across the organisation with resources allocated to areas of greatest need. Members are engaged through service on committees and working groups.

The Council operates in accordance with the Council Standing Orders and the Law Society’s Constitution.

The Law Society Council and Executive meet regularly throughout the year. Members can access minutes and agendas of Council and Executive meetings as well as Council policies. Please note that access to these documents is restricted to members.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation Action Plan

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The Law Society’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a commitment to the vision of:

  • a legal profession where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students, graduates and practitioners feel valued and respected
  • a community in which members understand and show respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, through building relationships and laying the foundation for increased opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The RAP programme is a development of Reconciliation Australia, designed to build respectful relationships and create sustainable opportunities for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The Law Society’s Reconciliation Action Plan was developed by the RAP Working Group, in consultation with the Indigenous Legal Issues Committee. Reconciliation Australia also provided guidance and assistance throughout the process. The Law Society’s RAP has been endorsed by, and is registered with, Reconciliation Australia.

Below you can find examples of other RAPs developed by Law Society member law firms and other legal organisations:

Law Council of Australia

Law Council of Australia

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The Law Society of Western Australia is a constituent body of the Law Council of Australia. The Law Council speaks on issues of national and international importance, federal law and the operation of federal courts and tribunals.

The Law Council advises governments, courts and federal agencies on ways in which the law and the justice system can be improved for the benefit of the community. It also represents the Australian legal profession overseas, and maintains close relationships with legal professional bodies throughout the world.

Through its specialist sections, working groups, standing and ad-hoc committees, the Law Council provides interest groups and professional development opportunities for lawyers across a variety of specialised areas of law.

The Law Council, with the help of its constituent bodies and sections, also presents major events such as the biennial Australian Legal Convention, and organises seminars, workshops and conferences on a wide range of legal issues.

The Law Council’s flagship publications are Profile and LCRChapter III is the Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section newsletter.

The Law Management Hub is a repository of everything you need to know about law firm management. It’s developed by the Australian Law Management Group, a committee of the Law Council’s Legal Practice Section.

Visit the Law Council of Australia website for further information.