Queensland Law Society

Media releases

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Media releases

19 December 2017
Rolf Moses to join Queensland Law Society as CEO in 2018
15 December 2017
QLS congratulates former president on appointment to Family Court
15 November 2017
QLS defends integrity of magistrates court
14 November 2017
QLS demands 2017 electoral commitment to ongoing funding and roll out of DV courts
13 November 2017
State political parties must create judicial commission to ensure a robust and accountable judiciary for all Queenslanders: says QLS
11 November 2017
QLS MEDIA STATEMENT: CCC charges
9 November 2017
QLS calls on political parties to appoint more solicitors to judicial roles
30 October 2017
QLD's legal profession flags key election issues
25 October 2017
QLS applauds laws to bring back state’s drug courts
23 October 2017
QLS president recognised for outstanding leadership
17 October 2017
QLS announces Council election results
12 October 2017
Eight new magistrates a good start to better access to justice in Queensland: QLS
11 October 2017
Court appointments welcome but numbers still critically low: QLS
10 October 2017
QLS backs government move on gun reform
6 October 2017
QLS welcomes Supreme Court Justice’s appointment as QCAT president
3 October 2017
QLS backs former prominent judge’s call to maintain legal aid funding
18 September 2017
QLS demands Fed Govt fund Robina Community Legal Centre
18 September 2017
QLS says more CLC funding necessary to ensure access to justice
18 September 2017
QLS welcomes move to remove 17-year-olds from adult prisons
25 August 2017
Equality before law: Queensland’s peak legal body cites deficiency in current marriage laws
23 August 2017
Laws already exist to handle so-called offences of “industrial manslaughter”: QLS
19 August 2017
Elder abuse awareness campaign garners support from community
11 August 2017
QLS praises Victorian Government for appointment of first solicitor to top role
8 August 2017
Pretend “Gumtree” lawyer’s bark muzzled by court to the tune of $20,000
7 August 2017
QLS backs changes to legislation protecting community from nefarious tow-truck operations
21 July 2017
QLS praises funding for independent crime stats
20 July 2017
Appointment of former solicitor to Land Court of Queensland an excellent example to profession: QLS
14 July 2017
Criminal lawyer deserves harsh penalty for illegal conduct: QLS
6 July 2017
Peak legal body moving forward towards reconciliation
28 June 2017
QLS salutes appointment of former solicitor as new Federal Administrative Appeals Tribunal president
23 June 2017
Appointment of former solicitor to senior judicial position very welcome: QLS
22 June 2017
QLS disappointment over conduct of high-profile criminal solicitor Tim Meehan
14 June 2017
QLS welcomes Budget funding for justice issues
14 June 2017
Beware of dodgy legal advice: QLS
14 June 2017
QLS announces trial to raise awareness of widespread hidden elder abuse
13 June 2017
Return of drug courts will help addicts and reduce crime: QLS
13 June 2017
Stamping out the scourge of DV one specialist court at a time: QLS
31 May 2017
QLS pays tribute to selfless service of QPS Senior Constable Brett Forte
26 May 2017
QLS says “claim farming’’ is both unethical and breach of solicitors conduct rules
11 May 2017
QLS praises state government move to expunge historical gay convictions
10 May 2017
Much-needed safety net for CLCs very welcome: QLS
4 May 2017
Legal Aid’s choice of former COA President as their chair an inspired appointment: QLS
4 May 2017
Further magistrate appointments a welcome announcement for Queensland’s justice system: QLS
28 April 2017
Historically low claims against solicitors lead to third fee reduction
27 April 2017
QLS applauds government funding to implement youth detention recommendations
24 April 2017
Reinstatement of previous funding appreciated: QLS
21 April 2017
QLS calls on government to explain delays in judicial appointments
13 April 2017
Cyclones and CLCs
5 April 2017
QLS remembers the great contribution of leading legal light – former Justice Martin Moynihan
4 April 2017
Cyclone Debbie weather event amplifies need to adequately fund Queensland CLCs
31 March 2017
QLS praises appointment of renowned silk as new Court of Appeal President.
27 March 2017
QLS welcomes Federal Court judge appointment, but more are needed
27 March 2017
QLS urges NQ solicitors to stay cyclone safe
23 March 2017
Farm debt Bill provides fairer deal for struggling rural sector: QLS says
23 March 2017
QLS backs new DV laws
22 March 2017
QLS applauds state government’s removal of “gay panic’’ defence
18 March 2017
QLS: Federal Government crippling vital justice safety net by cutting CLC funding
1 March 2017
QLS backs call for Federal Government to reinstate community legal centre funding
28 February 2017
QLS unveils ground-breaking search warrant guidelines to assist police
22 February 2017
QLS honours outstanding solicitors at annual gala event
15 February 2017
QLS voices concern over aspects of proposed DV bail law changes
29 January 2017
QLS reiterates support for nation’s first female High Court Chief Justice ahead of Monday’s swearing in
27 January 2017
QLS applauds new High Risk Youth Court in Townsville
24 January 2017
QLS supports move to scrap lockout laws
20 January 2017
QLS welcomes return of Sentencing Advisory Council