Elections

Nominations for the 2021 Secretary and VP Ipswich Executive Positions and select Officer positions are now open!

Nominations are now open for two Executive positions of the USQLS. Nominations will close on the 13th March 2021 at 11:55pm.

After nominations close, members will have one week to peruse eligible candidates applications which will be made available on the website. 

Voting will commence on the 15th March at 8:00am and will be open for 48 hours.

To nominate for the Executive position of Secretary or VP Ipswich please fill out the nomination form HERE

To nominate for a select USQLS Officer position please fill out the nomination form HERE

If you would like to find out more about a position, you can find the role descriptions and eligibility criteria for the Executive in the Constitution (chapters 2 & 4).

For Officers, eligibility criteria can be found in the Constitution (chapter 3 & 4) and role descriptions are in the Officer Position Policy.

To see how each role fits into the organisation check out the corporate structure.

The USQ Law Society holds its annual elections during the second semester of each year and will complete them at least two weeks before the examination period.  Official handover occurs at the end of year Law Ball.

The procedure for the election of the USQLS Executive which includes the President, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President Toowoomba, Vice-President Ipswich, Vice-President External, Vice-President Competitions, Vice-President Law Review, Vice-President Education & Careers and Vice-President Administration is as follows: 

  1. The incumbent Secretary announces the election to the members of the Society and calls for applications to fill the positions; 
  2. Potential Candidates submit their applications to the Secretary and have ten working days from the announcement to submit their applications; 
  3. The incumbent Executive will then select eligible candidates according to the requirements and provisions set out in Chapter 2 & 4 of the Constitution; 
  4. The Secretary will then announce the successful applicants and set an election date not more than one week from the date of the announcement; 
  5. The Secretary will open the voting for 48 hours and the votes will be counted once voting has closed by the Secretary and two other Members not running for an Executive Council position;
  6. Eligible voting Members may vote prior to the final date of the election period. 

The voting process is subject to the following provisions: 

a. Only Standard current members of the USQLS can vote;
b. To be elected, an individual must receive at least a simple majority of votes counted.

The procedure for the appointment of Officers is as follows:

  1. The incumbent Secretary announces the positions to be filled to the Members of the USQLS and calls for applications to fill the positions;
  2. Potential Candidates submit their applications to the Secretary within ten working days of the announcement;
  3. The Executive Council will select eligible candidates and appoint Officers by a majority vote according to the requirements and provisions set out in Chapter 3 and 4 of the Constitution;
  4. The Secretary will then announce the successful applicants;
  5. In the event of there being no expressions of interest, the President may fill an Officer position by appointment following an appropriate consultation process.

Please refer to the Elections Policy here