Message from the President
Michael Colbran QC
4 June 2013
The Law Council of Australia today welcomed Melbourne based barrister Mr Michael Colbran QC as the organisation's new President.
Mr Colbran assumed the position following the resignation of Mr Joseph Catanzariti, upon his appointment as a Vice President of the Fair Work Commission.
Mr Colbran thanked Mr Catanzariti for his service in the position and said Mr Catanzariti made a profound contribution to the Law Council as President.
"Apart from the strong leadership he gave to certain institutional reforms, he enthusiastically promoted a number of key policy issues including legal assistance sector funding and the launch of the National Attrition and Re-engagement Study.
"The Law Council is in a strong position to continue to represent the Australian profession nationally and internationally due in large part to the service and contribution of Mr Catanzariti both in his years as a member of the Law Council Executive and as President."
Mr Colbran said the policy initiatives adopted by the Law Council Directors at the beginning of the year will guide the focus of the Executive and Secretariat for the remainder of 2013.
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