Law Society of Tasmania Council


The Council is the supreme decision making forum of  the Law Society of Tasmania.  It is assisted in its deliberations by a number of Committees comprised of Council and Society members.

The Council:
  • Makes decisions about policies affecting the profession.
  • Makes representations or comments on policy or legislation to Government and other organisations.
  • Approves submissions or comments made on behalf of the Society.
The council meets regularly to consider matters of policy.

There are 16 members of the Council which must include:-
  • Five Northern practitioners
  • Three North-Western practitioners
  • Eight Southern practitioners
Office bearers are: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Executive Members

Council elections

Council members are elected by the vote of the entire membership and do not represent any particular category.

  • Elections for council are held each year in October.
  • Members are elected for a two-year term.
  • The Vice-President usually becomes President unless he or she does not wish to take up the position or the Council determines otherwise.
The President and the Vice President are elected after the annual general meeting. Elections for the Treasurer and other Executive members are held at a council meeting following the annual general meeting. These are all a one-year term commencing October.

2013/2014 Council Members





Mr A P Mihal
President *
Walsh Day James Mihal Pty
18 King Edward Street
Ulverstone  TAS  7315
Tel:  (03) 6425 2077
Fax: (03) 6425 5910
anthonymihal@walshday.com.au

Biography




Mr D J Barclay
Vice President*

Page Seager
RACT House
Level 2, 170 Murray Street
Hobart Tas 7000
Tel: (03) 6235 5155
Fax: (03) 6231 0352

dbarclay@pageseager.com.au




Mr M Verney
Treasurer *
Matthew Verney
16 Rooke Street
Devonport  Tas  7310
Tel: (03) 6423 6669
Fax: (03) 6423 6007
reception.verney@me.com

Biography




Ms L Bartlett
Rae & Partners
Level 3, 113 Cimitiere Street
Launceston  7000
Tel: (03) 6337 5555
Fax: (03) 6334 1693
lauren.bartlett@raepartners.com.au

 




Mr J F Crotty
Crotty Legal
Tooth Chambers, 174 Macquarie Street
Hobart Tas 7000
Tel: (03) 6223 8666
Fax: (03) 6223 8366
admin@jamescrotty.com.au
 



MR R J Foon
Douglas & Collins
9-13 George Street
Launceston Tas 7250
Tel: (03) 6332 3400
Fax: (03) 6332 3499
rohanf@douglascollins.com.au

 Biography




Ms C M Garwood
Bartletts
63B Wilson Street
Burnie  Tas  7320
Tel: (03) 6432 2355
Fax: (03) 6432 2356
crystal@bartletts.com.au





Mr W M Griffiths *
Umbrella Chambers
60 George Street
Launceston Tas 7250
Tel: (03) 6334 2922
Fax: (03) 6334 2819
umbrellachambers@gmail.com





Ms C Higgins
Murdoch Clarke
10 Victoria Street
Hobart Tas 7000
Tel: (03) 6235 9311 
Fax: (03) 6234 2670

carey.higgins@murdochclarke,com.au




Mr E Hughes
Rae & Partners
Level 3, 113 Cimitiere Street
Launceston  7000
Tel: (03) 6337 5555
Fax: (03) 6334 1693
evan.hughes@raepartners.com.au




Mr W C Justo
Wallace, Wilkinson & Webster
4 Watchorn Street
Hobart Tas 7000
Tel: (03) 6234 8022
Fax: (03) 6231 1765
wjusto@wwwlawyers.com.au







Mr F Lester
Clarke & Gee
109 Cameron Street Launceston
Launceston Tas 7250
Tel:  (03) 6331 4433
Fax: (03) 6334 1749
fred@clarkeandgee.com.au






Mr A R McKee *
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Level 8, 15 Murray Street
Hobart Tas 7000
Tel: ( 03) 6233 3982
andrew.mckee@justice.tas.gov.au

Biography





Ms K Mooney
Burbury Chambers
9 Castray Esplanade
Hobart Tas 7000
Tel: 0418 532 189
Fax: (03) 6224 23231

kate.mooney@tasmanianbar.com.au

 




Mr B Paterson
Department of Health and Human Services
Ground Floor, 34 Davey Street
Hobart Tas 7000
Tel: (03) 6233 6044
Fax: (03)6233 4021
bruce.paterson@dhhs.tas.gov.au



Ms S Stranger
M+K Dobson Mitchell Allport Lawyers
59 Harrington Street
Hobart Tas 7000
Tel: (03) 6210 0000
Fax: (03) 6210 0099
sally.stranger@doma.com.au


* Indicates membership of the Executive Committee




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