When I began at Queensland Law Society, I was unaware of the opportunities QLS provides its members, particularly First Nations members. Being a First Nations law student, has been a huge journey.
The networks and experiences I’ve gained since becoming a First Nations cadet in the role of a RAP coordinator have been invaluable and have really highlighted the increasing need for more First Nations solicitor representation. The Future Leaders Committee (FLC) is your opportunity to take that next step.
I believe we need the diversity of First Nations solicitors to enhance the legal profession. My experiences in supporting the roll-out of the Society’s First Nations Cultural Outreach Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plans have provided me with a platform to advocate for the advancement of First Nations People in the profession and the wider Queensland community through engagement of policy work and online articles. The FLC is another avenue for First Nations Solicitors to be a voice for change and be part of leading the future of the legal profession.
As I am on the cusp of graduating, I am looking forward to being admitted as a solicitor in the coming years. But if you’re there already, I encourage all you deadly Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander solicitors who are eligible to nominate in the upcoming election to be part of the solution and nominate!
We want your voice heard for the future of the Queensland legal profession!