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CLA Director becomes Law Society President

CLA Director becomes Law Society President

Noor Blumer is the new ACT Law Society president. Photo: Gary SchaferA Director of CLA, Noor Blumer, has been elected President of the Law Society of the ACT. A partner in Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers, she has extensive experience on councils and committees, including as a former President of Australian Women Lawyers. Noor said one of the things she would work on as president is ways to reduce the extended backlog of cases before ACT courts.

Blumer named new law society president

BY BIANCA HALL – Canberra Times
22 Sep, 2011 10:10 AM

Noor Blumer has been elected president of the ACT Law Society later today.

Traditionally, the vice-president has taken over from the departing president, but Ms Blumer, a personal injury specialist from Blumers lawyers in Civic, and Queanbeyan-based practitioner Brian Hatch challenged vice-president and family law practitioner Kay Barralet for the presidency.

Ms Blumer’s election comes against the backdrop of the ACT Government’s proposed sweeping changes to personal injury laws.

She told The Canberra Times last month that personal injury law reform was an important issue but that it was one of a number of important issues the ACT legal profession faced.

Although her firm specialised in personal injuries, she could call on experience in many other areas of practice, including family law, criminal law and commercial litigation.

But Ms Blumer, who can also point to many years of activity in the Law Council of Australia and the Law Society as well as advocacy for women in the law, said she had not been canvassing her level of support.

“I have made myself available to serve as president if the profession wants me,” she said at the time.


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