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GLA eNEWS - June 2015

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GLA eNEWS - June 2015

CONGRATULATIONS ELSIE STOKIE

The Geelong Law Association would like to extend their congratulations to Elsie Stokie of Barwon Community Legal Service on being awarded the 2015 LIV Community Lawyer of the Year award. Ms Stokie was presented her award in front of friends and colleagues at the presentation ceremony and dinner on 15th of May 2015. The award recognises Ms Stokie’s continued hard work and dedication to BCLS after establishing the then Geelong Community Legal Service and working as its first employee in 1986. Ms Stokie has been integral to the promotion and expansion of the BCLS and her work in education and litigation continues to benefit the Geelong community and their access to legal services.


You're invited to a one-on-one session with PEXA!

Join a session in Geelong for help with finalising your registration, opening your first PEXA Workspace, lodge a Caveat or walk through a demonstration.

Bring the files for your upcoming settlements and caveats and PEXA will take you through each step, giving you the confidence you need to begin your first online property transaction. 

We will have work stations available, but feel free to bring your own laptop if you'd like help checking that your digital certificate software and browsers are up-to-date.  

Sessions run on Thursday 25th June and Friday 26th June. 

 
RSVP HERE


RSVP's are required to ensure one-on-one support can be provided. 
 
 
Please call me with any questions.
 
Regards
 
Andrew Skim
Executive Manager, Practitioner Services
 
Mobile: 0488 251 541
 
PEXA Support:  1300 084 515
PEXA Transactions:  www.pexa.net.au
 
Click here to register for PEXA
 

Volunteering Geelong is currently advertised two volunteer Board positions for community organisations that are looking for members with legal knowledge and skills.

Please find the vacancies notices below and if you are interested in applying, please either contact the organisation directly or email Gail Rodgers from Volunteering Geelong on manager@volunteeringgeelong.org.au
 

COACHES FOR MOCK COURT COMPETITION
 

The Geelong Law Association is looking for young lawyers (or young at heart) to mentor Year 11 legal studies students involved in the GLA Mock Court Competition.    

In conjunction with high schools throughout the Geelong and Surf Coast area, the GLA is offering students the opportunity to gain some practical insight into the legal profession through the Mock Court series.  
The students get a "brief" 2 weeks before each round.  You would be expected to make personal contact with the teacher preferably this term, and visit the school at a time convenient to the teacher/students/you.   Your role is to coach the students on Court craft and legal issues generally, and a few advocacy tips.   No giving them the answers though!   We have a manual which helps you on how to do it. 
We have 10 schools, so we need 10 coaches.   You can share the job with a friend if you are a bit nervous, or busy.    If you get in quick, you can have your pick (of the schools).    
Round 1 is being held on the 10th of August 2015, Round 2 on the 24th of August and finals are being held on the 7th of September.        
For more information or to volunteer your time and expertise please contact Sam Hawkins by email to sam.hawkins@barwoncls.org.au or on (03) 5221 4744 or by email to Mary Foley mary.foley@vla.vic.gov.au


Looking forward to your involvement.
 

GLA ANNUAL DINNER 2015
 

Planning for this year's annual dinner is well under way.

The dinner will be held on Friday, 27th November 2015. 

The Committee would encourage members to save the date to ensure they can attend.

Position Details
 
Position ID: 50965
 
Name: Board of Management Member
 
Description: We are currently seeking directors with senior law background and or high level general business experience.
Board meetings are held every 8 weeks in Geelong. To discuss your interest in joining Kids Plus, please contact Shaun
Cannon, Chief Executive on 03 5223 1475.
 
Short Description: We are currently seeking directors with a senior law background and or high level general business
experience. Board meetings are held every 8 weeks in Geelong.
 
Requirements: A two to three year commitment to the role is required.
- attend all Committee meetings,
- advise the Chair/Secretary if they are unable to attend a meeting,
- provide any documents to the Secretary by the designated timelines,
- be well prepared for meetings, having read and understood the documents,
- actively participate and contribute to the meetings and support the Chair,
- follow through any actions or items for which they are responsible and report the outcome to the Secretary.
 
Address1: 163 Myers Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 3220
 
Time Required: Board meets every 8 weeks and up to 12 committee meetings pa. Additional information available from
agency.
 
Duration: Long Term
 
Reimbursement: Approved expenses.
 
Training: Mentoring from fellow Board Members.
 
Number Required: 2
 
Age Range: 30 to 75
 
Transport: Own transport arrangements.
 
Accessible: Yes
 
Urgent: No
 
Agency Details
 
Agency ID: 2379
 
Agency Name: Kids Plus Foundation
 
Address1: 163 Myers St, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 3220
 
Email: info@kidsplus.org.au
 
Contact Details
Full Name: Mr Shaun Cannon
Email ID: shauncannon@kidsplus.org.au
Contact Address1: 163 Myers St, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 3220
Phone Work: (03) 5223 1475
Phone Mobile: 0410 196 333
 
Position Details
 
Position ID: 64768
 
Name: Board Member/Legal Advisor
 
Description: We are seeking a volunteer who has legal experience who is currently employed or retired and would like to
either, join our board or act in an advisory role in the area of legal matters as they arise to assist our Board of Directors.
 
Short Description: We are looking for a volunteer with legal experience, currently employed or retired, who would like to
either join our board, or act in an advisory role on legal matters as they arise.
 
Requirements: Professional legal experience,
- provide advise on legal matters as they arise,
- currently employed or retired.
 
Address1: Shop 18 Gateway Plaza, 621 Bellarine Highway, Leopold, Victoria, Australia, 3224
 
Time Required: Attend meeting as required. Additional information can be obtained from the agency.
 
Duration: Long Term
 
Reimbursement:
 
Training: Orientation - Legal knowledge required.
 
Number Required: 1
 
Age Range: 18 to 70
 
Transport:
 
Accessible: Yes
 
Urgent: No
 
Agency Details
Agency ID: 9258
Agency Name: Leopold Community Bank
Address1: Shop 18 Gateway Plaza, 621 Bellarine Highway, Leopold, Victoria, Australia, 3224
Email: marg@leopoldcommunitybank.com.au
 
Contact Details
Full Name: Ms Marg McFadyen
Email ID: marg@leopoldcommunitybank.com.au
Contact Address1: Shop 18 Gateway Plaza, 621 Bellarine Highway, Leopold, Victoria, Australia, 3224
Phone Work: 03 5252 2527
Phone Mobile: 0407 886397
 
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