Junior Lawyer Division AGM Minutes

734028_512531282121780_482904297_nDoncaster Junior Lawyers Division have held a successful AGM electing a new Committee .

The Group is going from strength to strength leading to recognition by the National Law Society as an official group .

To mark the event on 25th October there is a launch party to which all of the Doncaster Legal Community Young or old has been invited to .

See the Separate events details

 

Minutes – Doncaster JLD AGM – 16 October 2013

The Salutation

 

Meeting opened at 5.30pm

 

Present

 

Alistair Stokes – Outgoing President & Chair

Philip Boyle

Oliver Saxon

Janine Lawton

Jaime Young

Lindsey Gaimster

Laura Armstrong

 

Marta Kuliga

 

Apologies

 

Leanne Dennett

Sarah Finnemore

Liz Rainey

Lindsey McAteer

Monica Ghai

 

Progress Report – 2012-2013

 

Alistair confirmed that we had had a very positive and successful year, hosting a number of events and getting involved with the local Secret Santa Appeal. Also confirmed that we are now an official branch the Law Society’s National Junior Lawyer Division.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Oliver Saxon produced copies of the Profit and Loss Account and took the committee through the report accordingly.

 

We have received circa £800.00 in sponsorship money (comprising £500.00 from Wesleyan and approximately £300.00 from Bank House Chambers). It was not possible to provide a precise figure for the Bank House sponsorship as the event was paid for direct by Bank House on the night of the event.

 

The books balance and there are currently £0.00 funds. The accounts do contain a ‘placeholder’ sum of £50.00. However this money does not belong to Doncaster JLD and is merely a deposit made by the Treasurer to keep the account open until we obtain further funds. This sum is to be withdrawn as soon as possible.

 

Any payments from National JLD (such as travel expenses towards national events etc.) should now be paid into this account.

 

Accounts have not been audited this year but may need to be audited next year.

 

Election of Officers

 

Moved on to the election of officers:

 

President

                          

Philip Boyle was elected following an uncontested nomination.

Appointment ratified by Janine Lawton.

 

Treasurer

 

Oliver Saxon was elected (7 votes to 1).

Appointment ratified by Janine Lawton.

 

Secretary

 

Janine Lawton was elected following an uncontested nomination.

Appointment ratified by Oliver Saxon.

 

National Rep

 

Lindsey Gaimster was elected following an uncontested nomination.

Appointment ratified by Janine Lawton.

 

Social Media Rep

 

Laura Armstrong was elected following an uncontested nomination.

Appointment ratified by Janine Lawton.

 

Sponsorship & Marketing Rep

 

Liz Rainey was elected following an uncontested nomination.

Appointment ratified by Janine Lawton.

 

Student Liaison Rep

 

Lindsey McAteer was elected following an uncontested nomination.

Appointment ratified by Janine Lawton.

 

Charity Rep

 

Monica Ghai was elected following an uncontested nomination.

Appointment ratified by Janine Lawton.

 

 

 

Events Co-ordinator

 

Leanne Dennett was elected following an uncontested nomination.

Appointment ratified by Janine Lawton.

 

Social Rep (x 2)

 

Alistair Stokes and Jamie Young were elected to the dual role following uncontested nominations.

 

Appointment ratified by Janine Lawton.

 

Next Event

 

Brief discussion of next event to be held at the Regent Hotel on 25 October 2013, 7.30pm.

 

Next Meeting(s)

 

Discussed scheduling of future meetings.

 

After discussion it was agreed that the best option would be to provisionally schedule meetings on the 4th Friday of each month at 12.30pm.

 

Next meeting arranged for 22 November 2013 at – Missoula – 12.30pm.

 

AOB

 

No other business.

 

Adjourned at 5.52pm

 

Reconvened at 6.00pm

 

Reconvened to comply with requirement that the AGM lasts 30 minutes.

 

Closed at 6.01pm

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