Hi everyone, I am Leona and I am running to be your Inns of Court Treasurer 2018/19.
I have already had experience working with the Inns of Court as I volunteered in the recent Inter-Varsity Mooting Competition, to help the participants and the running of the event. I also got to network with legal professionals which is something that really attracted me to the society. As I am looking to become a solicitor, so these relationships can help me to do that and I want to help you guys also, by making the events the best they can be!
I am very assertive when it comes to making sure everyone has paid punctually and that the accounts are balanced. I have had experience of this since I am the lead tenant of my house, so I am very used to managing large sums of money. As a result, managing the Inns funds and making sure we are acting within our means will not be an issue for me. I, therefore, am very assured when using online banking and understand all the necessary actions with this.
As well, I have worked in a law firm, so I am well versed with talking to legal professionals, broaching the subject of money will not be difficult or awkward for me since I have done so in the past effectively. Discussing fund allocation with other members of the Inns of Court will also be key and a focus of mine so we all know where money is being distributed, to make the most of it for you.
I also can manage my time very well and organise myself to be as efficient as possible, so will be able to do my work as a 3rd year and also fulfil my duties as a treasurer so that you guys can have the best chances at meeting each other and legal professionals. And throughout next year I want to improve the transparency of the accounts, as a major priority of mine is to know exactly how much money is coming in and out of our funds, so I can ascertain how best to use it and what others are using it for. Because I think the society’s funds should go towards giving you guys the best experiences and events and opportunities possible, in order to do this, we need to know precisely where money is being spent and how to make the most of it. This will be my priority.
I am very excited for the opportunity to join the society and to manage the funds to produce the best events for everyone in the university. I hope you can see how passionate and driven I am to improve events and the fund management of the Inns of Courts!
Thank you 🙂