Associate Chartered Legal Executive, Donna Hart, has been appointed as Chair of the Devon Branch of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).
Donna, a lawyer with specialist family law firm Hartnell Chanot & Partners, will be responsible for inspiring, motivating and leading the members of the local branch – an exciting prospect as the institute closes in on its 50th anniversary next year.
The appointment came at the end of a close run election process that saw Mrs Hart selected for the voluntary role over three other candidates.
CILEx branches are responsible for providing local training, support and professional development opportunities for their members. In addition the group organises social events and networking opportunities designed to help members and other legal professionals to build their professional contacts.
Donna commented: “I am delighted to have been elected by my fellow branch members; being involved with CILEx has made such a difference to my career development. I am really excited about taking such a leading role as the Institute moves into its 50th year.” She went on to say: “Hopefully we will be able to put on a range of events that will help celebrate this anniversary.”