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1 THE AUSTRALIAN LAW STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Sunday 14 July 2013

2 Motion That nominations for all positions on the ALSA Executive and Committee be reopened until 1:45pm AWST. Proposed: Callum Davidson Seconded: Anthony Lieu Submit your nomination at alsa.net.au

3 CONVENOR REPORT Callum Davidson and Jo-Ann Chan July Council 2013 JULY COUNCIL 2013

4 To be covered  Logistics  Competitions  Education & Social Justice/Careers  Socials  Finance  Other reforms  Legacy of Conference 2013  Jo – Conference Financial Statement

5 Our Conference philosophy  Taking Conference in a bit of a different direction  Bigger focus on Education (addition specific Social Justice aspect)  Careers spun out into own portfolio  Providing value within the registration price as much as possible e.g.  Buses  Carry cup discounts  Drinks deals  Less packed itinerary, higher quality events  Organising Committee very fresh to Conference

6 Logistics  Pre-Conference registration was OK….  Many LSSs missed extended deadlines  Don’t schedule your competitions GFs after the end of May!!! (or just use people from last year)  Massive bitch job for Tegan in terms of allocating people to accommodation  Failure of Heads of Delegation to communicate with their dels

7 Logistics  Two hotels worked reasonably well in practice – unforeseen issues with MC by and large dealt with  Seriously, STFU in the MC  We won registration  Tried to improve efficiency wherever possible through e.g. transportation

8 Logistics  Two hotels consented to April 2012  Bed sharing discussed April 2012…and July 2012…and September 2012 (motion passed)…and April 2013  Council catering  Proposals to “reduce the quality” of accom  It isn’t really that simple  You need to be prepared to have a lot less perks

9 Competitions  Having all competitions in one place MUCH better  However…UWA charged us for the use of rooms: $20,972 Originally $34,925

10 Competitions  Council, Internet and printing issues got sorted relatively quickly  Logistics improved throughout prelims  Mistakes were sorted out as fast as possible  Competitors’ expectations need to be way more realistic  Conference Board of Appeals  Good job from a Comps team that had no previous Conference experience

11 Competitions  Problems:  Not enough witnesses/clients  Some logistical issues were not thought about in advance  Judge shortfall but not nearly as bad as 2012  Some sponsors were terrible at providing judges and/or questions  Reforms – my opinion  4 rounds – basically impossible UNLESS BOTH:  N-3  Cap

12 Education & Social Justice/Careers  Focus on substantive issues in the law  New initiatives:  Community Day  Beyond Corporate Careers Forum  Equity Luncheon  Twilight Drinks  Conference Bursary  Careers Fair just cannot be a thing at Conference

13 Socials  Generally very well planned and executed by Joel (PS Closing will be amazing)  Things changed quite a bit on the fly (esp Opening) but Joel dealt with it beautifully  I emphasise the important of written contracts!!!

14 Finance  Generally relations between ALSA Main & Conference pretty good  Conference received quite a bit of assistance from ALSA Main right at the end with extras  Sponsorship – Corinne & I worked well to make sure problems with sponsors were dealt with  We got a reasonable amount of in-kind sponsorship

15 Other reforms  Convenor on Executive  Second Sponsorship Officer  Proposed – reduce the fanciness of Opening Gala

16 Legacy of Conference 2013  Student judges – specifically allowed  LSS clients and witnesses – specifically allowed  New Appeals by-law  Corporate and non-corporate careers events  Conference Bursary  Community Day

17 We hope you have enjoyed ALSA Conference 2013


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