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Acting appointments

    (1)     The Governor in Council may appoint a person to act as a member of the Victorian Legal Services Board

        (a)     during a vacancy in the office of member; or

        (b)     in the place of a member who is absent or who, for any other reason, is unable to perform the duties of the office.

S. 37(2) amended by No. 10/2022 s. 38.

    (2)     Before a person is appointed to act in the place of a lawyer member, or during a vacancy in an office of a lawyer member, each local professional association must be consulted about the appointment.

    (3)     An acting appointment is for the term (not exceeding 4 months in the case of a person to act in the place of an elected member) specified in the instrument of appointment.

    (4)     An acting member—

        (a)     has all the powers and must perform all the duties of the member for whom, or the office in which, he or she is acting; and

        (b)     is entitled to be paid the remuneration and allowances that the member would have been entitled to for performing those duties; and

        (c)     is eligible for reappointment.

    (5)     Section 34 applies to the appointment of an acting chairperson of the Victorian Legal Services Board.

    (6)     The Governor in Council may at any time terminate an acting appointment.

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