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LEGAL PROFESSION UNIFORM LAW APPLICATION ACT 2014 - SECT 33
Lay representation on committees
33 Lay representation on committees
(1) The Attorney General may do either or both of the following--
consultation with the Bar Council, direct, by written order, that any
specified committees or kinds of committees of the Bar Association or
Bar Council must include in their membership a specified or determinable
number of lay members,
(b) after consultation with the Law Society Council,
direct, by written order, that any specified committees or kinds of committees
of the Law Society or Law Society Council must include in their membership a
specified or determinable number of lay members.
(2) Except as provided by
subsection (3), a direction has no effect to the extent that it would require
the membership of a committee to have more than one-quarter of its membership
composed of lay members.
(3) The membership of any professional conduct
committee must include at least 3 lay members.
(4) A lay member has the
voting and other rights and the obligations that are provided in the
constitution of the committee or as are provided by the local regulations.
Those regulations prevail to the extent of any inconsistency with the
constitution of the committee.
(5) For the purposes of this section, a lay
member is a person who is not an Australian lawyer.
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