Join the committee
Have you ever thought about joining the Executive Committee and channelling your enthusiasm, skills and energy on behalf of the entire Association and all those we represent?
The ALC is an increasingly influential voice on behalf of children’s lawyers and the interests of our vulnerable clients. Much of the work of the Association falls to a small number of people on the Executive Committee and our Administrator. For the Association to prosper and continue to fight these battles it needs new people step up to the plate to share these responsibilities. Many of you will have relied upon the Association’s work on fees, felt reassured that principles you hold dear are being fought for or valued the Annual Conference as a unique opportunity to maintain up to date knowledge and remain connected with the wider profession. But none of this will happen in future without a new generation of activists.
The Executive Committee meets at least three times a year (usually in London) although most work takes place outside of those meetings. Ordinary committee members are usually expected to lead in a particular field and/or to chair a sub-committee. A role on the Executive Committee can be challenging, stimulating yet immensely rewarding. Having a set of able and committed candidates is crucial to both the success and indeed the very survival of the Association.
For all elections or re-elections, nominations must be accompanied by:
- A short statement of reasons for wanting to be on the Committee.
- A short statement of support by another full ALC member.