The Leicestershire Law Society (The Society) is proud to announce that Ms Bushra Ali has taken Office as newly elected President from 23 May 2018. Bushra will be in Office for 12 months. The Society thanks the outgoing President, Jonathan Foster for his achievements over the last 12-months.
Being elected into Office, Bushra states “As the second Asian female President I feel it is an absolute honour to be given this opportunity to serve The Society as President”.
When asked what her aims and objectives are over the next 12 months, Bushra responded “having lived in 5 different cities before settling in Leicestershire, I feel that Leicestershire needs to be applauded for its cultural diversity both in the legal and other professions as well as throughout the community. There is a real sense of cohesion and togetherness in Leicestershire. We have high achieving women in Leicestershire and need to celebrate not only their success but also their resilience.
Some of my objectives include having a ‘community- focus ‘ for the year. Events in the next 12-months will include Summer drinks with Dignitaries and the Business community, a dinner celebrating ‘diversity in the community’, a Summer fete, Leicestershire’s Got talent, an event to celebrate the newly qualified legal professionals in Leicestershire and our annual awards dinner.”
Bushra’s charities this year are the Zinthiya Trust and After 18. These charities focus on supporting women subjected to domestic abuse that may have no recourse to public funds and the projects have a focus on educational and developmental activities for those they support.
When asked what she feels will be the highlight of the year Bushra said “For the first time since its inception the Local Society will be hosting the Annual National Conference. This is going to be a real opportunity to raise the profile of the local Law Society including raising the profile of Leicester. Legal professionals from cities including London, Devon, Somerset, Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester and Wales are expected to travel to Leicester for this conference.
I am particularly excited about the summer fete and the talent show which are both planned to be community events raising funds for the two charities and celebrating talent within the local community.
I look forward to the challenge, but am also looking forward to celebrating what the people of Leicestershire have achieved.”