Governance

The Constitution
The Constitution of the Western Australian Bar Association (WABA) provides for the election of a President, Vice-President and members of Bar Council; cl 31.  It establishes the Bar Council as the body with overall responsibility for the affairs of the WABA.  It requires Bar Council to appoint a Secretary and Treasurer; cl 39.  It also provides for the election of a disciplinary committee by members; cl 59A.

Bar Council
Bar Council is responsible for managing the affairs of the WABA; cl 51.  In general, Bar Council exercises this function by setting the strategic direction of the WABA, establishing goals to be achieved and delegating responsibility for implementing those goals.  However, oversight of the affairs of the WABA remains with Bar Council.

The Bar Council has power to delegate powers and functions to committees; cl 58.  Bar Council will usually exercise this power to delegate to a member of Bar Council or an appropriate member of the WABA the responsibility for implementing the goals and day to day decision making relating to a particular topic.

Meetings of the Bar Council are usually convened on a monthly basis, or more frequently if necessary.


The following members elected on 24 October 2018 comprise the Bar Council for the ensuing twelve months:

President
Stephen Davies SC
Vice President
Martin Cuerden SC
Members Less Than 3 Years' Standing

Rachel Joseph
Jenny Thornton

Non WA Bar Chambers Ltd Members

Tim Hammond
Terry Palmer


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