Consultation on conduct rules for lawyers begins
21 June 2010
Queenslanders are invited to comment on draft national conduct rules for lawyers during a two-month consultation period. It is a part of the process of creating a national legal profession.
These draft rules, which will be known as the Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules, relate to the honesty and integrity of lawyers, how they conduct themselves with clients, courts and others lawyers, and their duties to the community.
The Queensland Law Society is conducting the public consultation process on the rules in Queensland and all feedback is to be considered by the Society and the Law Council of Australia before a report is prepared for the state’s Attorney-General.
This consultation is being conducted simultaneously with that on the Draft National Bill. For more information about these reforms, visit the Updates on the National Legal Profession Reform section of our website.
A draft version of the proposed rules is available now and the consultation process will close on 13 August 2010. Feedback can be emailed to email@example.com. Telephone inquiries should be directed to 07 3842 5842.