Kara's elevation to the three-person leadership team comes after four years served on two Councils as an Ordinary Member and is a significant next step in her administrative and political legal career.
Principal Lawyer Damien van Brunschot, Head of DWF Australia’s insurance practice, said: “Kara’s well-deserved appointment is further recognition of her long-standing commitment to the greater good of our profession, and comes less than six months after her shortlisting as a Mentor of the Year finalist in the Women in Law awards."
“Kara’s work outside the firm reminds us that, despite the economic and technological forces impacting the practice of law, as individuals we each have the opportunity to reflect the altruistic origins of our profession. We are proud of Kara’s efforts to help shape the broader societal role for, and perception of, the modern lawyer”.
The VP position within the Queensland Law Society comprises the point of entry into a structured succession sequence. While the VP, deputy president (DP) and president are elected concurrently for two-year terms, they each serve only one year in their initially designated role. In the second year the VP assumes the duties of the DP, while the DP assumes the duties of the president, who becomes the immediate past president (IPP) for the second year of their term.