Media Statement: 2021 Law Society President Elected
Thursday, 15 October 2020
Jocelyne Boujos has been declared elected as the Law Society of Western Australia’s President for 2021. Ms Boujos is the Law Society’s current Senior Vice President. In 2017 and 2018, Ms Boujos held the positions of Junior Vice President and Treasurer and has been a member of the Council since 2016.
Ms Boujos said, “I am honoured to be the President of the Law Society for 2021. It has been a privilege to serve as a member of the Executive and Senior Vice President in 2020. I look forward to continuing to assist in the implementation of the important work of the Society”.
“I am looking forward to working with all my colleagues on Council. Next year represents an opportunity to ensure that the legal profession continues to be represented and supported during the coming period of fundamental change, as the new Legal Profession Uniform Law is introduced and the changes to the way law is practised in firms and in the courts that have resulted from the “era of COVID”, are bedded in. The Law Society will also be implementing a new Strategic Plan, continuing to provide a strong clear voice for the legal profession, and to provide vital support for our members currently and for the future.”
Law Society President Nicholas van Hattem said, “I congratulate Jocelyne on her election unopposed as President of the Society in 2021. Jocelyne has been a strong contributor to Council for many years, and a wise, supportive and kind colleague on Executive. I look forward to working with Jocelyne and the newly constituted Council and Executive in 2021 as Immediate Past President.”
Ms Boujos is principal of Boujos Legal and has practiced in commercial and taxation law for 30 years. She is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1990. She has also lectured at the University of Western Australia and Practical Legal Training programs.
Ms Boujos is a member of the Law Society Professional Indemnity Insurance Management Committee, the Law Council of Australia and Law Society Taxation Committees, Women Lawyers Association of Western Australia, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. She has been a member of the Taxation Institute (CTA) and is a Trustee of the Graduate Women Education Trust.
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