First Consultative Forum held in Sydney in November 2015

Chaired by LSC Chair, The Hon Michael Black AC QC with the CEO, Dale Boucher, the first Legal Services Council (LSC) Consultative Forum was attended by approximately 30 consumers and legal practitioners in Sydney on 20 November 2015, some of whom are pictured in News on the home page.

Representatives from Community Legal Centres, Legal Aid NSW and a broad cross section of consumer groups, were invited to share their ideas on a full agenda of topics related to the future operation of the Uniform Law scheme.

Bringing together community, client and legal professional perspectives is vital for the LSC and the Commissioner to perform their functions. There were constructive discussions during the course of the half-day forum.  There were many 'takeaway' topics suggested by the forum which will be taken to the LSC for discussion at future Council meetings. The forums also provide an opportunity for our co-regulatory partners to hear directly from the LSC.

Those attending also enjoyed the opportunity to network, share information and explore a broad range of issues with colleagues sharing an interest in the Uniform Law. It was clear that many would have liked the forum to have been held for a full day.

The next LSC Consultative Forum will be held in Melbourne around April 2016.  If you would like to register your early interest in attending or suggest topics for the agenda, please email us at lsc@legalservicescouncil.org.au