The Law Society Secretariat assists the Executive Committee in the daily running of the Society, and implements the resolutions of Council.

You can contact the Society at any time during business hours on 02 6274 0300, or after hours by emailing

Simone Carton, Chief Executive Officer

Simone joined the ACT Law Society in June 2020. An experienced CEO, lawyer and governance professional, Simone has worked across a variety of sectors including health, advertising, banking, aviation, and the arts. Prior to joining the ACT Law Society, Simone was CEO of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, the peak body for palliative medicine practitioners. Before that, she worked as in-house lawyer and company secretary for the Advertising Standards Bureau, which administered the complaint resolution component of the advertising self-regulation system. Simone is also an experienced non-executive director, currently serving on the board of Asthma Australia.

Other Law Society staff members

  • Professional Standards Manager — Rob Reis
  • Finance & Business Services Manager — Lea McLean
  • Executive Secretary — Nicole Crossley
  • Communications Officer — Nicole Karman
  • Committee Administrator — vacant
  • Professional Development Officer — Carissa Webster
  • Research Officer — Tien Pham
  • Professional Standards Committee Secretary — Linda Mackay
  • Bookkeeper — Kathleen Lui
  • Receptionist & Pro Bono Administrator — Katrina McWatt
  • Administrative Support — Janette Graham, Leonnie Borzecki
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