Society Committees

Information about Law Society of Tasmania committees, the benefits of getting involved, and a list of Society committees can be found below.

About Society Committees
Benefits of Committee Membership
Join a Society Committee
About Committee Meetings

This committee is currently in recess.

Currently meets very two months.
Winner of the Law Society of Tasmania Outstanding Committee Award 2018.

  • Dinesh Loganathan – Logan & Partners (Chair)
  • James Crotty – Crotty Legal
  • Caroline Graves – Michael Kirby Chambers
  • Philippa Monk – Monk Lawyers
  • Cameron Scott – Edward Coke Chambers
  • Callum Purcell – Hamilton Purcell
  • Peter Slipper – Lord Denning Chambers
  • James Oxley – James Oxley Barrister & Solicitor
  • Rochelle Mainwaring – Tasmania Legal Aid
  • Rebecca Lancaster – Tasmania Legal Aid
  • Julia Detheridge – CDPP

Currently meets monthly.
Winner of the Law Society of Tasmania Outstanding Committee Award 2021 and 2022.

  • Kimberley Martin – WMM Law (Chair)
  • Jacinta French – Shields Heritage
  • Shelby Llewellyn – Butler McIntyre & Butler
  • Victor-David Murray – Tasmania Legal Aid
  • Megan Penno – Tremayne Fay Rheinberger
  • Alison Wiss – McMullen Lawyers

Currently meets monthly.
Winner of the Law Society of Tasmania Outstanding Committee Award 2016.

  • Harriet Farquhar – Aurora Energy (Chair)
  • Sebastian Buscemi – Odin Lawyers
  • Emily Creak – Maurice Blackburn
  • Craig Green – Dobson Mitchell Allport
  • Stephanie Manning – Tasmanian Networks
  • Adrienne Morton – Crown Solicitor’s Office
  • Lily Pasanen – Hall Payne Lawyers
  • Henry Pill – Hall Payne Lawyers

Currently meets monthly.

  • Mary Anne Ryan – Derwent & Tamar Chambers (Chair)
  • Linda Connelly – Clarke & Gee
  • Zoey Dwyer – Butler McIntyre & Butler
  • Julie Fawkner – Tasmania Legal Aid
  • Caroline Graves – Michael Kirby Chambers
  • Charlotte Griffith – Simmons Wolfhagen
  • David Harper – Dobson Mitchell & Allport
  • Sally Rofe – Wallace Wilkinson & Webster
  • Meghan Scolyer – Murdoch Clarke
  • Simone Watson – Tasmania Legal Aid
  • Claire White – Simmons Wolfhagen
  • Trevor McKenna – Derwent & Tamar Chambers

Currently meets every two months.

  • Luke Taylor – Office of the Solicitor-General (Chair)
  • Andrew Buckley – Tierney Law
  • Kym Child – Wallace Wilkinson & Webster
  • Pierre Dordhain – LHD Lawyers
  • Alexander Kendall – Phillips Taglieri
  • Gabrielle McDonald – LHD Lawyers
  • Victor-David Murray – Tasmania Legal Aid
  • David Palmer – Derwent & Tamar Chambers
  • Scott Royston – Derwent & Tamar Chambers
  • Aysha Williams – McLean McKenzie & Topfer
  • Kirsten Starkey – Ogilvie Jennings (Chair)
  • Helen Bassett – Walsh Day Mihal Bassett
  • Jane Hutchison – Jane Hutchison
  • Peter Slipper – Salamanca Chambers
  • Shamitaa Keegan – Tasmania Legal Aid (Hobart)
  • Alicia Pelham – HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Currently meets monthly.
Winner of the Law Society of Tasmania Outstanding Committee Award 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2022.

  • Alex Bobbi – Dobson Mitchell & Allport (Chair)
  • Zoey Donnellan – Simmons Wolfhagen
  • Amelia Goss – Rae & Partners
  • Cara Hawkins – Simmons Wolfhagen
  • Ron Jorgensen – Thomson Geer Lawyers
  • Will Justo – Wallace Wilkinson & Webster
  • Aurora Kostezky – Tremayne Fay Rheinberger
  • Antony Logan – HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • Robert Manning – Land Titles Office
  • Simon Perraton – University of Tasmania
  • Sebastian Thomas-Wilson – Tierney Law

Currently meets monthly.

  • Simon Gates – Burnie Chambers (Chair)
  • Sarah CampbellTasmania Legal Aid
  • Alexandra Eaton – Legal Profession Board of Tasmania
  • Rebecca IrwinTASCAT
  • Anastasia Lyudenko – Philippa Willshire
  • Sally Rofe – Wallace Wilkinson & Webster
  • Catherine Scott – Conmoto Group
  • Jade Standaloft – Women’s Legal Service
  • Emma White – Centre for Legal Studies
SECL Executive
  • Zoey Dwyer – Butler McIntyre & Butler (

    Co-President

    )

  • Meghan Scolyer – Murdoch Clarke (

    Co-President

    )

  • Kate Barwick – Dobson Mitchell & Allport (Secretary and Treasurer)
  • Hayley Crack – Simmons Wolfhagen (CPD Coordinator)
  • Aimee Hope – Dobson Mitchell & Allport (CPD Coordinator)
  • Jessica Miller – Butler McIntyre & Butler (Social Media Coordinator)

To become involved with the SECL contact kate.barwick@doma.com.au find them on their facebook page here or on Instagram @sylc.tas

The Southern Early Career Lawyers South Committee (SECL) (previously known as the Southern Young Lawyers Committee or SYLC) is a committee of the Law Society of Tasmania that promotes the interests of early career members of the Tasmanian legal profession in the southern regions of Tasmania. All members or associate members of the Law Society of Tasmania who have ten years or less post-admission experience in the legal profession within a State or Territory of Australia are deemed to be members of ECL.

Early career lawyers from local firms and government departments can get involved with the SECL, as well as representatives from the University of Tasmania’s Law School and the Tasmanian Legal Practice Course.

The SECL generally meets once a month to discuss issues relevant to early career practitioners and soon to be admitted practitioners / graduates. The SECL liaises with the Law Society of Tasmania to develop initiatives that address these concerns. Of particular interest to the SECL is the mental wellbeing of graduates and early career practitioners, which has emerged as a critical matter in recent years. The ECLS is committed to acknowledging and addressing this issue and does so by promoting awareness and arranging activities that encourage a positive work/life balance. In addition to its policy framework, the SECL is also engaged in organising professional and social events for the wider profession. Such activities include CPD activities, the annual Tasmanian Golden Gavel competition, bi-annual long lunches and end of year functions.

NECL Executive
  • Louis Benjamin – Rae & Partners (President)
  • Courtney Bailey – Bishops (Vice President)
  • Molly Peters – Rae & Partners (Secretary)
  • Emily Hindle – Rae & Partners (Treasurer)
  • Abby Cone – Launceston Community Legal Centre (CPD Coordinator)
  • Shravaree Tryambake – Sproal & Associates (CPD Coordinator)
  • Charlee Dornauf – Shields Heritage (Social Coordinator)

To become involved with the NECL contact molly.peters@raepartners.com.au or see their facebook page here.

The Northern Early Career Lawyers Committee (NECL) (previously known as the Northern Young Lawyers Committee or NYLC) is a committee of the Law Society of Tasmania that promotes the interests of early career members of the Tasmanian legal profession in the north of the state. All members or associate members of the Law Society of Tasmania who have ten years or less post-admission experience in the legal profession within a State or Territory of Australia are deemed to be members of ECL. Lawyers from local firms and government departments get involved in ECLs.

The NECL meets regularly to discuss issues relevant to early career practitioners and soon to be admitted practitioners / graduates. The NECL liaises with the Law Society of Tasmania to develop initiatives that address these matters. The NECL is involved in organising professional and social events for the local profession, including CPD activities.

NWECL Executive
  • Callum Tregurtha – North West Community Legal Centre (President)
  • TBA (Secretary)
  • Mitchell Sheehy – DPFEM Devonport (Treasurer)
  • Aaron Murphy – McKenzie McLean Topfer (CPD Coordinator)

To become involved with the NWECL contact ctregurtha@nwclc.org.au.

The North-West Early Career Lawyers Committee (NWECL) (previously known as the North-West Young Lawyers Committee or NWYLC) is a committee that promotes the interests of early career Tasmanian legal professions on the north-west coast. The NWECL is comprised of early career practitioners from local firms as well as members of Tasmania Legal Aid, Tasmania Police and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. All members or associate members of the Law Society of Tasmania who have ten years or less post-admission experience in the legal profession within a State or Territory of Australia are deemed to be members of NWECL.

The NWECL welcomes members located from Latrobe though to Smithton and holds events in Devonport, Ulverstone and Burnie. The NWECL meets monthly to discuss matters for practitioners in the north-west. The NWECL also hosts regular social events such as bimonthly dinners, bi-monthly Friday night drinks and the annual quiz night. Additionally, each year the NWECL has the privilege of hosting the Tasmanian Legal Practice Course students for a tour of the north-west coast and to drinks and dinner with the NW Profession. The NWECL co-ordinates activities with the Law Society of Tasmania and other ECLs to host Continuing Professional Development (CPD presentations) aimed at providing early career lawyers with essential skills for practice.

The key goal of the NWECL is to promote the north-west coast as an area for practice and to support the retention of practitioners on the north-west coast. In achieving this goal the NWECL not only supports early career lawyers, but supports law graduates who are about to enter the profession, and encourages them to seek the opportunities for practice that the NW provides.