The Law Society elects President for 2018

The Law Society elects President for 2018

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Hayley Cormann, who was elected unopposed as the Law Society’s President for 2018. The Law Society also congratulates Greg McIntyre SC and Jocelyne Boujos, who were each elected unopposed as Vice Presidents for 2018.

All three will commence their terms on 1 January 2018.

Law Society President Alain Musikanth said, “Hayley Cormann is an outstanding choice for what is a demanding and, at times, challenging role. Having worked together closely on the Law Society Council and Executive for several years, I have every confidence that she is exceptionally well-suited to the task of continuing the excellent work which the Law Society does both on behalf of the Western Australian legal profession and for the benefit of the wider community.”

Hayley is a Senior Associate at Clayton Utz, and has over a decade of experience in commercial and professional negligence litigation. She joined the Law Society in 2006 and has been a member of the Law Society’s Council for six years, including as a member of Executive. Hayley became a Vice President of the Law Society in 2015 and is currently the Society’s Senior Vice President.

Hayley said, “I am delighted to have been elected President of the Law Society and look forward to leading further positive development and change on behalf of our membership and for the benefit of our profession and community.  Among other things, I am committed to the advancement of diversity in our profession, the development and success of our community legal sector, and to working constructively with government and other stakeholders towards achieving a national legal services market underpinned by a uniform regulatory system.”

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