The Council of the Law Society of Tasmania elected Amanda Thompson as its new President on 15 October 2022.
Amanda was born on the North West coast of Tasmania and moved to Hobart to study a combined degree of Law and Arts with Honours at the University of Tasmania.
Amanda spent almost ten years in private practice in Hobart before recently moving to the Police Association of Tasmania. She has practiced in a wide range of areas including personal injury, workers compensation, insurance litigation, employment law, criminal law and estate litigation.
Amanda is honoured to be the first in house counsel to serve as President of the Law Society of Tasmania and the fourth female President in the Society’s 60 year history.
Amanda said, “The Law Society of Tasmania is a well respected organisation within the Tasmanian community. I look forward to being a strong voice for the Law Society and the profession as it continues its important work in the Tasmanian legal and wider community.”
Amanda intends to continue the important work done by previous Presidents and Councils of the Law Society to advocate for the attraction of lawyers to the State, but especially to the north and north west regions. Like her immediate predecessors, the improvement of mental health and wellbeing in the profession will be one of her key areas of focus.
The President’s Charity is the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.
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15 October 2022