For our members in Victoria, voting is now open for the 2015 LIV Council Elections.
Zubair Mian, Vice President of the AALA, is running as a candidate under the Suburban category. We would encourage members to support Zubair, who has a strong commitment to promoting diversity within the profession. Zubair's nomination statement is below.
I Graduated from Melbourne University in 1985 and was admitted to practice in 1986. I am an experienced commercial litigator, principal at Mian Phillips, Lawyers, a boutique practice now in Surrey Hills, I established in 1988.
In 2014 I received Law Institute of Victoria, Certificate of Service Award and in 2015 I was finalist for, The Suburban Solicitor of the Year Award.
I was humbled, privileged and honoured when appointed Councilor and Board Member of LIV in August 2015. If interested, you may view and read my maiden speech to LIV Council at the link below: http://www.liv.asn.au/Practice-Resources/News-Centre/Speeches/LIV-Councillor%E2%80%99s-Maiden-Speech
I believe the Legal profession is going through challenging times. As we navigate through changes brought about by Legal Profession Uniform Law, strong leadership is essential to represent your interests. My diverse experience inspires me to represent you with compassion, sincerity and conviction. My core promise to you, I will not disappoint you.
I am a strong advocate for ethnic and gender diversity in Legal Profession, passionate about improving conditions for Young Lawyers; assisting new graduates find employment and gain experience to further their career progression.
I currently serve as:
- Managing partner and Principal, Mian Phillips & Co, Lawyers;
- President of Eastern Suburbs Law Association, since 2012;
- Founding member and Vice president, Asian Australian Lawyers Association, since 2013;
- Registered and active Mentor LIV, AALA and informally since 1995;
- LIV Council Representative MPLA.
My contact details as follows:
Mian Phillips & Co. Lawyers
422 Canterbury Road
Surrey Hills VIC 3127
Tel: (03) 9888 5885 | Fax: (03) 9888 6066