Message from the President

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S Stuart Clark AM   LCAPres

1 March 2016

2016 Law Council President

I am writing to formally introduce myself as the 2016 President of the Law Council of Australia. On 1 January I took over from Duncan McConnel, who served the Law Council with distinction in the role throughout 2015.

I am a partner in Clayton Utz, based in Sydney. Throughout my career I have served in a range of leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner International of Clayton Utz. I’ve been Director of the NSW Legal Aid Commission, Chair of the Large Law Firm Group (now Law Firms Australia), and Chair of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance Ltd. I’m an Adjunct Professor at Macquarie Law School and a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Academy of Law.

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