WLA ACT Annual General Meeting, 2017


The Women Lawyers Association of the ACT is preparing for our upcoming Annual General Meeting. The AGM will be held at 5:30pm on 20 September 2017 at the offices of the Law Society of the ACT (Level 4, 1 Farrell Place, Canberra City).

Please see below for your information the following documents:

  1. Notice of 2017 AGM
  2. Draft agenda for 2017 AGM
  3. Nomination for position form
  4. Rules of the Women Lawyers Association of the ACT showing proposed amendments
  5. Minutes of the 2016 AGM

Important Information:

If you are interested in nominating for a position on the Executive or Management Committee, please have the nomination form completed by a nominator and seconder, and return it by email to contact@wlaact.org.au by 5pm Wednesday, 20 September 2017. We encouragemembers to consider nominating for a position.

Please note, it is envisaged that two members will act as Co-Chairs or Co-Officers for each of the following positions:

  • Chair of the Events Subcommittee
  • Chair of the Policy Subcommittee
  • Chair of the Communications Subcommittee
  • Membership Officer
  • Sponsorship Officer

For the AGM to proceed, 12% of the Association’s membership must be present in person or by proxy. If you are unable to attend, please complete the below online proxy form by 5pm on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.  

With our increased membership numbers, it can sometimes be difficult to reach a quorum so we are always grateful for members returning proxies if they will not be attending in person. 

If you are not attending the AGM you may appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf, in accordance Rule 25 of the WLA ACT Rules. 

This will assist WLA ACT in meeting its quorum for the AGM. 

You are able to nominate any WLA ACT member or the Chair of the meeting.

Any proxy you appoint must be a member and must have paid all money due and payable by them to the Association prior to commencement of the meeting, other than the amount of the annual membership payable for the current year. The appointment must be made in writing. 

If you have any questions regarding the AGM, please contact us at: contact@wlaact.org.au. 

Proxy Form

Your Name *
Your Name
Full Name of Proxy you are appointing
Full Name of Proxy you are appointing
Or, if you have not nominated a proxy or your proxy is absent from the AGM, you nominate:
My Proxy is entitled to vote in relation to the following resolutions as instructed below:
If you do not instruct your proxy how to vote, your proxy may vote as they see fit or abstain from voting.