With the above commemorative lapel pin the Law Society of Tasmania recognises and congratulates those members of the Tasmanian legal profession who have completed, or exceeded, 40 years of service to the legal profession in Tasmania. At the 40 Years of Service Ceremonies which are held, once sufficient numbers accrue, in the Supreme Court of Tasmania, recipients are presented with a commemorative pin and a Certificate of Recognition signed by the Chief Justice of Tasmania and the Law Society of Tasmania President.
The 40 Years of Service Ceremony
Recipients are invited to bring along immediate family and close colleagues to join in the celebration of their achievement. This is a brief ceremony which is usually followed by photos and a light reception in the Supreme Court of Tasmania foyer.
Eligibility arises where a member of the Tasmanian legal profession reaches their 40 Years of Service milestone post-admission and has, since the time of their admission, served or substantially served within the legal profession.
A member of the Tasmanian legal profession is, for the above purposes:
- a person who has been admitted to the practise of law; and
- is a current or deemed (s41 LPA) Tasmanian practising certificate holder; or
- is a current or retired appointee to a judicial or statutory office (for example judges, magistrates, commissioners) operating within Tasmania; or
- has otherwise been substantially involved in service to the Tasmanian legal profession since the time of their admission; or
- other – at the President’s discretion.
Retired Members of the Legal Profession
Retired members of the Tasmanian legal profession who prior to their retirement achieved 40 Years of Service to the legal profession but have not received a commemorative pin are asked to contact the Society at firstname.lastname@example.org should they wish their names to be added to an upcoming ceremony list.
Members Admitted (or who have Practised) Interstate or Overseas
Current members of the Tasmanian legal profession who have spent time during their career serving the legal profession interstate or overseas remain eligible.
Please contact the Society at email@example.com for eligibility and any other related query.