Indigenous Legal Issues

The Committee continues to support the First Nations Action Plan (FNAP) of the Law Society, with two representatives from the Committee sitting on the Law Society’s FNAP Working Group. The Working Group has responsibility for progressing the initiatives of Law Society’s FNAP. The initiatives of the FNAP include implementing cultural awareness training for all staff and providing information to members on incorporating cultural awareness training as a component of continuing professional development.

The Committee is also responsible for monitoring the Law Society’s Mentoring Programme for Indigenous law students and a priority is to ensure the processes designed to facilitate the mentoring of Indigenous law students operate effectively.

The Committee continues to work closely with the Francis Burt Legal Education Programme to provide input and advice in relation to programmes and initiatives being developed by the Programme.

The Committee maintains liaison with other relevant committees with representation on the UWA Indigenisation of the Juris Doctor Project Reference Group and the Law Council of Australia Indigenous Legal Issues Committee.

For more information about this committee please email General Manager, Advocacy – Mary Woodford, advocacy@lawsocietywa.asn.au