LIV president returns for second term in 2022

LIV president returns for second term in 2022

23 November 2021 By Naomi Neilson
Tania Wolff

Law Institute of Victoria president Tania Wolff will continue her leadership into 2022, during which time she hopes to continue her advocacy for members and tackle “whatever new challenges that 2022 may bring” to the Victorian legal profession.

Having held the position admirably during a particularly difficult year bookmarked by the COVID-19 pandemic, Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) president Ms Wolff has been reappointed to the role. She also currently holds the position of principal and director of First Step Legal and is a sessional legal member of the Mental Health Tribunal.

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Commenting on the opportunity for a second term as president, Ms Wolff said it was a “great honour” to be re-elected during the annual general meeting. In 2022, she will continue advocating for the profession and for important legislative reform.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to advocate for the important work being done by the LIV and its members, and tackling whatever new challenges 2022 may bring. I congratulate my colleagues who were elected and re-elected to council and am grateful for all of those who stood for election for demonstrating their commitment.”

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In outlining her priorities for 2022, Ms Wolff said that promoting positive mental health and wellbeing will continue to be a key focus in the wake of the pandemic.

“The LIV is also conducting a governance review with the objectives of strengthening the skills on the council and improving its ability to contribute to, lead and strengthen member connection and engagement. Delivering this will be a key objective.”

Eight councillors were elected to the 18-member council: Tania Wolff, Matthew Hibbins, Tom Ballantyne, Molina Asthana, Marlene Ebejer and Zubair Mian were all elected for three-year terms. Emily Allan and Rebecca Johnston-Ryan were elected for two-year terms. All terms commence from January 2022.

John Toohey will be retiring at the end of 2021.

LIV president returns for second term in 2022
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