Below is a link toï¿½the membership lists for the Bar Association's 2008 committees.
As happens every year, we have received an overwhelming number of offers to assist in the work of the committees.ï¿½ It is simply not possible to take up everyone's offer.ï¿½ Thank you to everyone who volunteered to serve.
It is necessary for there to be some change in committee membership each year.ï¿½ It is important that committee membership reflects as wide a cross-section of the Bar as possible.ï¿½ There is neither room on a committee, nor is it fair to others who wish to be on a committee, for members who (for whatever reason) are not able to make a sustained contribution to the work of their committee.ï¿½ï¿½ The new committees have been chosen with all these things in mind.
During the year the Bar Council will inevitably need the assistance of members on a wide range of matters that do not fall within a committee's jurisdiction.ï¿½ Sometimes, some committees have more work than they can manage. Assistance may be sought from those who have volunteered but who at this time we have been unable to place on a committee.
If anyone selected for membership of a committee is at any time unable to give full service, I would ask that he or she let the Executive Director know as soon as possible.
Thank you to all those members who are not continuing on a committee this year for all their assistance in past years.ï¿½ It is in accordance with the highest standards of the profession that so many members of the Bar keep offering to work on committees, often for many years.
In a few cases the retiring members will have commitments outstanding, for example a PCC report.ï¿½ I urge each of you to meet these commitments as quickly as possible.
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Anna Katzmann SC
30 January 2008