The annual Law Society elections are now open in many of our jurisdictions.
We know that some of our AALA members are candidates in these elections and to show our support for them as they have done so for us, we would like to release a public statement on our website and on our social media channels about their candidacy.
If you are a current AALA member and are a current candidate for a law society election, registration to submit your details closed on Wednesday 3 June. We wish all our AALA members who are candidates for Law Society elections the best of luck.
We received the following statements:
MOLINA ASTHANA (Statement)
I am the National President of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association. I am also the current LIV President Elect.
Now principal of my commercial law practice, I was previously at Clayton Utz, Minter Ellison and VGSO for over 15 years. I have been on Council for over 5 years and Committees for 5 years prior. I chair the Diversity Committee, co-chair the Sexual Harassment Taskforce and Sports Law Committee and contribute regularly on policy submissions and to the LIV Journal.
I have extensive governance experience serving on various boards including AMES Australia, Graduate House of UOM, Good Shepherd ANZ. My advocacy work has won many awards and is regularly reported in media.
My experience will be relevant on Council post governance reforms. I will continue to advocate for the interest of sole practitioners and small practices, for greater cultural diversity in the profession, access to justice and addressing the culture of sexism.
ZUBAIR MIAN (view Statement by clicking the below)
LILY SAKAR (view Statement by clicking the below)