A TRIPLICATE changing of the guard at law societies across Australia has taken place almost simultaneously.
The ACT welcomed its first new president in two years when experienced ‘labour’ lawyer Bill Redpath took over the top job from Dennis Farrar late last month.
Further west, David Howard, a commercial barrister from Adelaide, took the reins of the South Australian Law Society earlier this week, virtually in sync with Ian Weldon’s appointment as president of the Western Australian guild. The latter, however, will not officially take over from incumbent head Elizabeth Heenan until 1 January 2004.
Lawyers Weekly speaks with each of the new incoming presidents about the challenges facing them over the next 12 months in a special news report on page 9.