Expression of Interest - Register of Women Suitable for Judicial and Tribunal Appointments

Confidential Expression of Interest Form

1. The information provided in this form will be maintained on a confidential basis and will only be accessible by the President and Vice President (who comprise the WLA (ACT) Register sub-committee). Once the form is completed you will be invited to send your Curriculum Vitae and/or a Statement against Attributes to the confidential address at register@wlaact.org.au. Providing either of those documents is optional but will assist the Register sub-committee to assess your suitability for inclusion on the confidential Register more accurately and efficiently. If you choose not to submit these documents at this time, you may have an opportunity to do so later in accordance with the procedure outlined below. For the purposes of preparing a Statement against Attributes, we recommend that you use:

- For judicial appointments: ‘Attributes of Candidates for Judicial Office’ in Attachment A of the Law Council of Australia’s Policy Statement Judicial Appointments (http://www.lawcouncil.asn.au/lawcouncil/images/LCA-PDF/a-z-docs/PolicyStatementJudicialAppointments.pdf)

- For tribunal appointments: The eight ‘headline’ competencies set out in the Council of Australasian Tribunals Tribunal Competency Framework (http://www.coat.gov.au/images/downloads/TribunalCompetencyFramework.pdf)

2. Once received, the Register sub-committee will assess your expression of interest to determine your suitability for inclusion on the confidential Register.

3. If the Register sub-committee considers that you may be suitable, the President will contact you for an informal discussion about your interest and to invite you to provide any further information that may be relevant to determining your suitability (if not already provided), for example Curriculum Vitae and/or Statement against Attributes.

4. Following the discussion and consideration of any further information provided, the Register sub‐committee will formally confirm with you whether or not you will be included on the confidential Register.

5. If you are included on the confidential Register, and WLA (ACT) receives a request for a nomination (or consultation about a nomination) for a judicial or tribunal appointment for which the Register sub-committee considers you to be suitable, the President will contact you to discuss your interest in being nominated for that appointment. WLA (ACT) will not nominate you for any appointment without obtaining your prior consent.

6. The names entered on the confidential Register will remain on it but will be subject to occasional review by the Register sub-committee.

In submitting your expression of interest, you understand and accept the terms above.

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