Queensland Law Society Council today resolved to accept the resignation of Deputy President Michael Brennan from the Council.
Mr Brennan, who joined the Council in 2016, said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to serve 17 years of continuous representation of my peers in the legal profession, including my most recent role as the Deputy President of the Queensland Law Society.
“The recent death of my brother, along with the ongoing impact of the COVID pandemic on my practice, has made me reassess my priorities and refocus my energies closer to home.
“To that end, I have today resigned from my roles with QLS. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people and organisations who have put their faith and trust in me to represent them over many years.“
QLS President Kara Thomson said: “Michael first joined the Townsville District Law Association in an executive capacity in 2005. Since then, he has spent 17 years without break representing the profession in Townsville, then on the executive of the North Queensland Law Association and since January 2016 as a Council member of Queensland Law Society.
“I joined QLS Council with Michael in 2016 and know how much passion, commitment and effort he has put into the role. His contributions have been valuable and will be missed.”
Mr Brennan’s resignation as Deputy President creates a vacancy, which according to the Legal Profession (Society) Rules 2007 (Rules), will be filled by Vice President Chloe Kopilovic, who also joined the Council in 2016.
“Chloe has been a leader in the profession for many years and a long-term contributor to QLS,” Ms Thomson said. “I look forward to working with Chloe as Deputy President.”
In accordance with the Rules, QLS Council, at its next meeting, will appoint a Vice President from Council and will inform the membership of the next steps to fill the resulting vacancy for an ordinary Council member.