David accepted nomination as one of the six elected members of the Initial Council of Auckland District Law Society Inc. (for the term from December 2012 until March 2014) and as one of the few candidates standing for President.

While some in the profession accept their representatives and regulators being appointed,1,000’s of lawyers throughout NZ have supported David’s democratic approach by giving him their vote over recent years.To this end he and the rest of the Interim Council of ADLS Inc have stood down well before the end of their present term (March 2013), to facilitate the transition to the Initial Council and the initiatives it will be undertaking in it’s 15 month term.

David was honoured to do a reading at the ADLS Inc annual memorial service held on 28 November for lawyer colleagues who have passed away in 2012.