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3 B A L A N C E M A R C H 2 0 1 8 Thats probably enough about me. Lets move forward with the Societys plans for 2018. December 2017 proved to be a busy month. Firstly, I attended the Law Council of Australia quarterly directors meeting in Canberra. The meeting coincided with the Law Councils Annual General Meeting where Im delighted to say that our very own local practitioner, and former Society President, Tass Liveris was elected to the Executive. In the context of there being a contest for the three executive positions, with six nominees, Mr Liveris achievement should be congratulated. Secondly, the Council met to reflect on the Strategic Plan which was adopted in 2017. During that meeting we were able to revisit existing goals, review the Societys progress and develop additional objectives to respond to current challenges facing the local legal profession. This year the Society will focus on: Access to justice and advocating for funding for our legal aid bodies Advocating on issues of law reform in the Territory Educating members about the role of emerging technology and the rise of artificial intelligence Supporting and mentoring young practitioners Promoting, protecting and defending our legal profession Continuing the conversation about judicial conduct Thirdly, the Societys Christmas drinks in Darwin and Alice Springs were well-attended by the profession and was a great way to kick off the festive period. The Society is also busy organising an exciting calendar of events, a notable event being Law Week which will take place between 14 and 20 May 2018. A diverse range of events are planned that will not only interest the legal profession but will engage the community. Watch this space! This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Law Society Northern Territory. In anticipation of reaching this milestone, the Society formed a 50th anniversary working group last year to plan and coordinate Gala Dinners in Darwin and Alice Springs which will be held at the end of August/early September 2018. Keep a look out for your save the date invitations! In addition to the dinners, historians and authors Peter and Sheila Forrest have been engaged to document the fifty-year history of the Society and the Territory profession to mark the occasion and the book, all things going well, will be launched at the Gala dinner in Darwin. There will unquestionably be many challenges which the legal profession will have to face in 2018. The Society recognises that it is important to unite the profession and, where possible, support the different needs of our diverse members and assist with challenges facing the profession. With that in mind, I welcome any suggestions from the members as to how the Society can better respond to your needs and the needs of the profession generally. On a final note, may 2018 be a successful and prosperous year for us all. I can be contacted through the Society or at MSP Legal.