President of the Law Council of Australia in 2011, Alexander Ward has over 27 years' experience as a solicitor and barrister. He has been the Australian representative on the Commonwealth Lawyers Association since 2008, and is now its President. He has practised as a barrister at Edmund Barton Chambers in Adelaide since 2002. He practises in civil litigation, with an emphasis on accident cases, fraud cases and cases involving complicated liability issues.
Mr Ward commenced his career at Ward and Partners with his father Kevin Ward prior to establishing his own firm Ward and Ward with his wife Amanda in 1993.
Mr Ward was President of the Law Society of South Australia in 2004-05 and during this time was a member of several Law Society Committees including those mentoring indigenous law students, and those addressing community relations and professional standards. He is currently a member of the Law Society's Ethics and Practice Committee.
He is a legal officer in the Royal Australian Navy Reserves and practices in Military and Discipline law, and is on the national Ethics Committee of the Australian Defence Force.
He has been an active supporter of LAWASIA and the issues of his region. These have included supporting the establishment of a law association for individual countries in the South Pacific, working with the Law Committee of Australia and the International Bar Association.