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Introducing your YLS President and 2015 YLS Executive

Introducing your YLS President and 2015 YLS Executive

The Young Lawyers Section is pleased to introduce your 2015 YLS Executive Committee. The YLS Executive Committee sets the direction and agenda for the activities of the Section and is made up of each of the Chairs of the seven YLS Committees and the President and Vice-President.

YLS President – Joel Silver

Joel was called to the Victorian Bar in 2014, having been admitted in 2011, and practises in commercial law. Joel will be an active and passionate advocate for students, graduates and young lawyers over the next year, and welcomes the opportunity to meet with members one-on-one to discuss their needs and concerns.  You will be hearing from Joel next week in the YL Blog about his plans for 2015.

Vice-President – Nathanael Kitingan

Nathanael is a Senior Associate at M+K Lawyers practising in commercial litigation and insolvency. He has been actively involved in YLS committees since 2010. He chaired the Professional Development Committee in 2014 and is also a member of the Law Reform Committee.

Community Issues Committee – Lia Anderson and Uyen Nguyen

Lia is a graduate lawyer at Lander & Rogers. Uyen is a graduate at the Department of Prime Minster and Cabinet. They are keen to provide a platform for young lawyers to further their interest in social justice and community issues, and access to legal and non-legal volunteering opportunities.

Editorial Committee – Cassandra Seery and Serge Mendis

Cassandra is in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws at Deakin University and is passionate about providing the YLS with a high quality publication that addresses issues relevant to the readership.

Serge is a Building & Construction / Commercial Associate at Hunt & Hunt and is looking forward to delivering an engaging Young Lawyers Journal that is relevant and useful to the Section's diverse and growing readership.

Later Lawyers Committee – Joseph Carbone and Geoff Rossiter

Joseph and Geoff are both later lawyers having come to the law as a second profession. They each have a strong appreciation of the unique experiences and issues that can affect those coming into the law as a second career. In 2015 they plan to continue the activities of the LLN, in particular the lunches and provide more opportunities for later lawyers to network.

Law Reform Committee – Emma Newnham and Emilia Michael

Emma is a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons and for the past two months has been on secondment to the Human Rights Law Centre. Emilia is a lawyer in the Corporate team at Lander & Rogers. In 2015 they would like to work with the committee members of the LRC with a view to ensuring that the LRC is proactively making submissions and becomes involved in law reform in a broader sense, including educating the community.

Professional Development Committee – Tara Anderson and Rupert Lugo

Rupert Lugo is a solicitor at Davis Lawyers practising in property and commercial law. This year he aims to assist young lawyers, law students and graduates by providing them with the networking opportunities, professional skills and resources necessary to develop their careers in spite of the current job market.

Tara Anderson is a fourth year lawyer at Slater & Gordon, practising in civil litigation. She aims to encourage and facilitate the capacity of young lawyers to pursue invigorating careers which cultivate engagement, technical expertise and professional fulfilment.

Regional and Suburban Young Lawyers Committee – Angela Guest and Bianca Paridean

Angela is currently the Young Lawyer’s Co-Representative for the Southern Solicitors Group. When Angela is not in the office, she can usually be found at the theatre or listening to music from Phantom of the Opera, save for in January when she can usually be found at the Australian Open.

Bianca is a Senior Solicitor at the Office of Public Prosecutions, based at Geelong. This year, she hopes to increase participation in networking events throughout Victoria, capitalising on the great work of the RSYLC over the last couple of years.

Social Committee – Amy Myers and Jin Chu

Amy Myers is a penultimate year JD student at Monash University. As Co-chair she plans to maintain the fantastic events already included in the portfolio, and also extend it to include some new events.

Jin Chu is a third year lawyer at M+K Lawyers. He has been a big fan of events organised by the Social Committee as he discovered very early on in his career the stress-relieving benefits of being able to kick back with a drink in hand with other young professionals.


The YLS Executive is excited to be given this great opportunity to support LIV YLS members in 2015. If you are interested in getting involved in any of these committees please fill out an expression of interest form or contact the Young Lawyers Section on 9607 9370 or

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