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Check out the photos from the QLS Annual Ball - you may see someone you know!
Queensland Law Society was involved in a number of events in Law Week 2013, held 13-19 May. These events presented current issues to stakeholders and the public, promoted the profession’s important role to the community, and celebrated our professional pride with our members.
Experienced instructional designer and trainer required to design, develop and deliver training and assessment materials, and provide support and feedback to students. Apply online now!
Queensland Law Society will expose the sinister, sordid and surprising criminal history of Brisbane’s iconic landmarks at a free presentation at the Law Week Open Day 2013 on 18 May at the Brisbane Courts Precinct.
As a result of the resignation of Brian Bartley (of Bartley Cohen) as a member of the Free Legal Advice Panel, we now invite Queensland Law Society members to apply to be appointed to the Free Legal Advice Panel.
Queensland Law Society (QLS) today welcomed the government’s proposed introduction of a community reparation model, similar to the court-ordered youth justice conferencing previously in place. Read full media release online.
Reporting to the Information Systems Team Leader, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the delivery of information system services to QLS staff and first level support for QLS members interacting with QLS through our website.
We’re seeking member feedback on a planned change to our corporate structure. Currently a statutory body, we propose to shift structures to a company limited by guarantee.
Wellbeing and resilience are a key concern for all lawyers. This month’s Proctor supports the QLS love law, live life campaign with articles that highlight practical steps for practitioners and firms to improve their wellbeing, the particular problems in this area for early career lawyers, and the importance of psychosocial risk management. Access online
Queensland Law Society is concerned about the decision to trial Justices of the Peace (Qualified) to preside with legally experienced Justices of the Peace over certain QCAT matters. Read full media release online.
Next month, Queensland Law Society will launch a new webinar service as part of our professional development (PD) offering.
Responsible for developing and implementing targeted marketing and engagement strategies to ensure retention, growth of membership and revenue targets are met through the uptake of our products and services. Read full details online!
Queensland Law Society said today they were mystified at why proposed unexplained wealth legislation was introduced when similar legislation already exists. President Annette Bradfield said that the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002 already enabled judges to penalise people convicted of major crime and drug offences in this manner. Read full media release online.
A diverse role offering you the opportunity to build on your account management skills and to enhance our ability to reach new and existing advertising clients. Read full position details
Do you have an interest in wills and estates? QLS, with the greatly appreciated assistance of McCullough Robertson’s Tim Whitney, have updated the Will precedents guide.
Latest release of 'Legal guide for primary producers' is available online for member now!
Queensland Law Society (QLS) said today that changing the balance in the criminal justice system required careful consideration and consultation, in light of the issues raised by Chief Justice Paul de Jersey on Friday 15 March. Read full media release.
Queensland Law Society and Women Lawyers Association of Queensland are hosting a breakfast with iconic entrepreneur Thérèse Rein presenting on Challenges for a Global Leader. Read full media release
Queensland Law Society said today proposed amendments to Queensland’s drug laws were ambiguous in a number of important aspects, exposing lawful activity to potential criminal sanctions. Read full media release
The legal profession’s thought leaders in mining, energy and resources law will present on current issues for this major economic pillar at Queensland Law Society’s Symposium on 15-16 March. Read full media release
This is a diverse role offering you the opportunity to build on your account management skills and to enhance our ability to reach new and existing advertising clients. In addition to the role’s primary advertising function, you will also be given the opportunity to work closely with the Sponsorship Manager on a range of diverse sponsorship and events activities. Read full position details
Highlights of the March edition of Proctor include a lead story on the new national econveyancing system and former High Court Chief Justice Sir Gerard Brennan discussing the application of the rule of law in everyday practice. Research shows that switching to part-time work may not be the career-killer we previously thought, and you can see how our members sprang into action to help their community in battered Bundaberg. Mediators will find a report which goes to the “edges of orthodoxy” in mediation of particular interest. Access online
International law association LAWASIA will move offices from Queensland to New South Wales later this year, after almost a decade being hosted by the Queensland Law Society. Read full story online.
The latest QLS submissions to Parliamentary Inquiries are available for access online.
Queensland Law Society is providing a forum for sharing knowledge about key legal developments and reflecting on changes in the profession that the Asian century can bring. President Annette Bradfield said QLS Symposium 2013, the Society’s signature annual conference, would examine the legal profession’s regional ambitions and potential. Read full story online
The QLS police referral list for criminal law matters is now in use in police stations across Queensland. Members of the Society can access an updated version 3 of the list and the nomination form online.
Recent amendments to the Sustainable Planning Act which took effect immediately on the date of assent (22 November 2012) have created a transitional risk for clients and solicitors lodging development applications. Read full story
Queensland Law Society today congratulated the state government on its review of legislation that could have a positive impact on thousands of property-related businesses and consumers. Read full media release
This edition includes: new Alternative Dispute Resolution column, and feature articles How to stop lawyers leaving law firms, and Residential tenancies 101 – the basis for every lawyer. Find out more about the new QLS president Annette Bradfield in her first President’s report A year for all lawyers. Access Proctor online
The Ethics Centre has published a new guidance note for members whose law practices are affected by recent flooding and extreme weather conditions - access online!
We warmly welcome Annette Bradfield as Queensland Law Society’s 2013, and 60th, President. Annette is a partner of Fox Bradfield Lawyers practising primarily in property and commercial law.
Did you attend Symposium 2010, 2011 or 2012? If so, register before 8 February 2013 to receive the special past delegate rate of $900. To secure this rate, please complete this exclusive offer registration form and send with accompanying payment prior to 8 February 2013.
You will work with a team of professionals to undertake trust account investigations within law practices to assess a firm’s compliance with the legislative requirements in the Legal Profession Act 2007 - apply online now!
The next admission ceremony is on 29 January 2013, access details on the collection dates of application documents.
Queensland Law Society is closed from 4pm Friday 21 December 2012 and will reopen 8:30am Wednesday 2 January 2013. Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas from all of us at QLS and we will see you again in the New Year!
The Supreme Court Library will be closed from 5pm Friday 21 December 2012 – reopening from Monday 7 January 2013.
Queensland Law Society today welcomed the announcement of Queensland judicial appointments to the Family Court of Australia as a means of hopefully speeding up delayed judgments. Read full media release
Law Foundation-Queensland 2011-12 annual report and financial statements available online now!
The recent amendments to the Sustainable Planning Act which took effect immediately on the date of assent (22 November 2012) have created a transitional risk for clients and solicitors lodging development applications. Read full story
Queensland Law Society said today there were a number of weaknesses in the government’s “tough on crime” approach, highlighted by new criminal wealth and assets legislation. Read full media release
Key stories include: “Arrivederci Oz – Italian sisters v the Hague Convention”, and “Signatures in a digital world – So far so good, but big risks await the unwary”. Available now to download for QLS members
Queensland Law Society today congratulated the government on introducing legislation for econveyancing, bringing a centuries-old process into the modern world. Read full media release.
The recent story on Hack about 17 year olds in prison highlighted the sorry state of affairs that has hung over the Queensland criminal justice system for 20 years. Read full media release
Queensland Law Society said there could be unintended consequences with proposed changes to the classification of ‘synthetic drugs’. Read full media release
Celebrating ‘Leadership in Law’ among the state’s practitioners, this very special award will recognise: commitment; contribution; and outstanding performance in the Queensland legal profession.
QLS provides resources on children’s law issues for practitioners. Children’s law affects practice areas such as family, criminal and international law and access to justice issues. Access new resources online.
The President of the Court of Appeal, the Honourable Justice Margaret McMurdo AC has kindly permitted publication of her address to the 5th Annual North Queensland Symposium delivered on 9 November 2012. Access online.
Join the QLS team! We’re currently recruiting for a Graduate Policy Solicitor to work with our proactive Advocacy team – find out more!
The winner of this award was Kelly Roggenkamp, solicitor at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service. To view photos of the night, please visit our Facebook page.
The Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) in conjunction with the Queensland Law Society recently presented the 2012 Woman Lawyer of the Year Awards and the prestigious Agnes McWhinney Award at their annual Awards Dinner
Published today, Queensland Law Society’s submission to the Child Protection Commission of Inquiry raised the issues of children’s legal needs while in care.
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Interesting articles in this month's Proctor including: Toughen up - The key changes in Queensland criminal law; Budget bites on duties - Important changes to transfer and landholder duties; The surrogate's progress - A question of state law, or children's best interest. Download now!
A step in understanding the new Rules is to compare them to the former Rules. For details on the difference between the ASCR rule and Solicitor Rule 2007, please download the comparison table.
We’ve reduced QLS processing time for delayed judgments inquiries. Newly-developed electronic forms will enable QLS practitioners to easily submit requests for us to chase up judgments.
Today, we launched our Children’s Law policy position’s paper that provides the platform on which we stand on a range of legal issues affecting children and young people.
Queensland Law Society in collaboration with Chartered Secretaries of Australia invites you to attend Melbourne Cup day in style at 'A Spring Affair'.
The Annual General Meeting of the Queensland Law Society will be held on Thursday 15 November at 5:30pm.
Our 2011/12 annual report is now available and includes operational highlights, insightful statistics on the legal profession and a wrap-up of member events and services – you might even see yourself in these pages!
The section on ‘Equity, diversity & flexibility’ within our website has been updated to include information on issues such as work-life balance, lawyers working in regional areas, cultural diversity and gender equity. Check out the great resources online!
Lawyers are encouraged to participate in the Queensland survey on retention of lawyers in the regions, available online!
Queensland Law Society (QLS) is now calling for nominations for the Agnes McWhinney Award, which acknowledges outstanding professional or community contribution by a woman lawyer who has practised as a solicitor. Access award details.
Queensland Law Society today urged the Queensland Attorney-General to reconsider his decision not to move ahead with the National Legal Profession Reform.
Read about the practical implications of the new 'family violence' and 'abuse' definitions!
Queensland Law Society today welcomed the announcement of judicial appointments to the Supreme Court and Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC).
QLS President Dr John de Groot video update - September edition available online now for QLS members!
Queensland Law Society today expressed disappointment that the state government has decided to cut three courts critical to diverting vulnerable people from prison.
Queensland Law Society today expressed its concern regarding the government’s announcement that production of court proceedings records will be outsourced to the private sector.
Yesterday's State budget delivered both savings and cost increases across the legal industry. Access the highlights online.
Join our team as Manager, Learning & Professional Development and lead the strategic development and delivery of learning and professional solutions for the Queensland legal profession.
Queensland Law Society said today an attempt by the government to gag those who receive 50 percent or more of their funding from speaking out about legislation was extremely concerning.
September issue of Proctor available online now for members! Cover story: Using today's technology in Queensland courts.
Queensland Law Society offers a professional conference venue and a range of meeting rooms which are conveniently located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD at Law Society House, Level 2, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane.
Queensland Law Society today welcomed the government’s permanent appointments of an Adult Guardian and Public Advocate.
Police Minister Jack Dempsey this morning announced the passage of the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2012 through parliament last night.
The Queensland Government has introduced a levy to be applied to any adult offender sentenced from Tuesday, 21 August 2012, which will be enforced by the State Penalties Enforcement Registry.
QLS police referral list and nomination form available online now!
Queensland Law Society will be closed on Wednesday 15 August 2012 for the Royal Queensland Show holiday and will reopen on Thursday 16 August 2012 at 8:30am.
Queensland Law Society (QLS) said today the government’s decision to reduce the funding of the Tenants' Union of Queensland will likely put more pressure on struggling community legal centres (CLCs).
Excellent opportunity for a generalist who is passionate about giving back to the legal profession through the provision of ethical guidance.
Due to popular demand, there will be another tour of the new Supreme and District Court on Friday 17 August 2012. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Queensland Law Society today criticised a government proposal to introduce an offender levy.
Media release: Queensland Law Society names the government’s shame
It’s a big move away from the old website, and a definite change for the better. Our new Queensland Law Society (QLS) website has an updated look-and-feel, refreshed content and clearer navigation.
Queensland Law Society is proud to present the second annual QLS Advocacy Annual, providing a synopsis of the most important advocacy issues undertaken by the Society from May 2011 to April 2012.
The Queensland Government has reinstated transfer duty concessions for non-first home buyers, encouraging property purchases, use of solicitor services and saving potential clients thousands of dollars.
Project Connect is upgrading a number of our business systems. For members, the most important upgrade will be the new QLS website.
QLS would like to remind practitioners that 4pm 25 May 2012 is the deadline to submit applications in person at the Office of Fair Trading for: New business name applications, changes to existing business name applications, requests for certificates or requests for extracts.
On Thursday 26 April, Queensland Law Society launched our new-look QLS Update. Our signature enewsletter now incorporates PD News and Legislation Update to provide a streamlined and engaging publication that is easier to navigate and read.
Here is an excerpt of Geoffrey Robertson's presentation at Symposium as broadcast on the Big Ideas segment on ABC’s Radio National.
The QLS Ethics Centre advises that on 1 June 2012 the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules (ASCR) commence. The ASCR will replace the Solicitors Rule 2007. The rules are designed to be the first set of uniform professional conduct rules for Australia. Queensland is the second State to notify the commencement.
Attend the In Focus: Introduction to the Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules 2012 on 10 May (also available via videoconference) to hear more about how the new Rules will apply in practice. Designed to introduce the new rules, an expert panel will explore proposed changes including paramount duty and other fundamental ethical duties, duty to effectively communicate with a client to permit the client to make informed choices, resolution of concurrent conflicts of duties, client documents and liens over essential documents.
Queensland Law Society is improving its call response service to help
members, stakeholders and the public quickly receive accurate
information. Currently, the Society has a two-person contact centre for
members and non-members and there are two separate phone numbers for
legal professionals and members of the public
Please note that due to building power maintenance works at Law Society
House both the QLS and Lexon websites will be unavailable from 5pm
Friday 23 March until mid-Sunday 25 March.
The Professional Standards Councils, who oversee schemes such as the QLS Limitation of Liability Scheme, are undertaking research on the impacts of Professional Standards legislation (which enabled the scheme). Please support their research by reading the below and completing the survey.
Access the information sheet.
The Civil Partnerships Act 2011 (“the Act”) was passed by the
Queensland Parliament in late 2011. The Act allows a couple, regardless
of sex, to enter into a civil partnership, subject to eligibility
Due to building power maintenance works at Law Society House both the QLS and Lexon websites will be unavailable from 5pm Friday 10 February until late Sunday 12 February.
Emails sent to QLS during this time will queue and be delivered to recipients at the end of the outage. Lexon emails will be unaffected.
The Personal Property Securities Register (the Register) and the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) will come into operation on 30 January 2012. The PPSA will apply to the release of security interests over personal property on and from that day. Land is not personal property under the PPSA and the PPSA does not apply to interests in fixtures.
The new versions of the standard REIQ House & Residential Land and Residential Lots in a Body Corporate contracts have now been approved for release on Monday 5 December 2011.
Queensland Law Society is on the front foot in the lead-up to the next election, sending 11 priority legal profession issues to the ALP and LNP.
The Federal Attorney-General has issued a formal Determination
and Explanatory Statement
setting out the following times for the commencement of the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).
A reminder that the QLS Annual General Meeting will be held on
Wednesday, 16 November 2011, at Law Society House, 179 Ann Street,
Brisbane, commencing at 5.30pm.
We are pleased to announce the results of the Queensland Law Society 2012-13 Council elections. Congratulations to all those who have been elected. It has been great to see the innovative ways our candidates engaged with the membership and embraced the new and different methods of getting their campaign messages across.
Queensland Law Society members are invited to join one of our 2012 policy committees that provide specialised advice and advocate for members’ rights and interests.
is now open in the Queensland Law Society 2011 Council elections and
all members are encouraged to have their say at this crucial time in the
Monday 29 August, changes to the Child Protection Act 1999 will come in
force with the introduction of the Child Protection and Other Acts
Amendment Act 2010.
1 September 2011 the Uniform Civil Procedure (Fees) and Other
Legislation Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2011 will commence.
Queensland Law Society’s 2011/12 strategic plan has just been released, providing a blueprint for future member service.
Queensland Law Society is now calling for nominations for the Agnes
McWhinney Award, which acknowledges outstanding professional or
community contribution by a woman lawyer who has practised as a
The QLS Council e-elections site is up and running, shaped to meet
members’ needs with the latest election information and resources.
Queensland Law Society is determined that the voice of legal practitioners is heard at the next State election.
This week Queensland Law Society released a critical report (PDF 2.6MB) on elder abuse following public consultation which highlighted a wide array of concerns with this growing problem.
The Queensland Law Society's Legal Services Award Guide
has been updated to include new minimum wages and meal allowances set
by Fair Work Australia effective from 1 July 2011. There have also been
changes to wages for traineeships incorporated into the Legal Services
Award 2010 available on the Fair Work Australia website.
With the start of the new financial year, now is a great time
for Queensland Law Society members to access the free Business development and marketing
guide, containing great ideas for building your
Queensland Law Society is proud to launch the inaugural Queensland Law Society Advocacy Annual! The 2010/11 Advocacy Annual provides an overview of the most important issues tackled by the Society in the 2010 calendar year and the beginning of 2011 sorted by areas of legal practice. The briefs cover the issues’ backgrounds, actions conducted and outcomes achieved.
Queensland Law Society stated today recent media regarding legal costs
referred to an isolated incident and that, on the whole, solicitors kept
costs fair and just.
Queensland Law Society has published a practice guidance
response to queries about completing the new REIQ disclosure statements,
in particular the new requirements in sections 206(2)(b) and 213(2)(a)
of the Body Corporate and
Community Management Act 1997 (BCCMA) which
describes the extent to which the levies are based on contribution
schedule lot entitlements and interest schedule lot entitlements. The
document is useful for completing these
Build your personal professional profile and your organisation’s
reputation – submissions for the July, August and September editions of
Proctor are now welcome.
Looking for something different to do 16-22 May? There’s a cavalcade of fabulous activities on offer during Law Week for everyone to enjoy.
Queensland Law Society’s new trust account compliance reviews, starting 1
July 2011, will help law practices comply with their legislative record
keeping requirements and ensure good trust account management
The Body Corporate and Community Management
and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 became law on 14 April 2011 after the changes received Royal Assent. Queensland Law Society has developed Body Corporate legislation
information regarding major aspects of this
Queensland Law Society members have the chance to make an extraordinary difference to a special non-profit and help choose the Society’s Charity of Choice for 2011/12.
Initiated by the Queensland Law Society and the Bar Association of
Queensland, legal practitioner access cards are now a permanent feature
of the Brisbane Law Courts Complex.
Nominations are now open for the Queensland Law Society 2011
Equity and Diversity Award. The award aims to encourage all Queensland
legal practices to promote staff diversity and accommodate lifestyle
Queensland Law Society has updated its Introductory Guide to the Legal Services Award.
Applications are now open for Queensland Law Society members to make a difference and apply to join the Free Legal Advice Panel.
A new Queensland Law Society calculation tool helps law practices calculate their Prescribed Account Deposit, due on or before 21 January each year.
The Queensland Government's new swimming pool safety compliance regime comes into effect on 1 December 2010. To assist with the transition, the fourth edition of the Residential Lots in a CTS contract and the eighth edition of the House and Residential Land contract for contracts formed on and from 1 December 2010 are now available. If you have any issues accessing the new contracts, please call QLS’ call centre on 3842 5888.
On Friday 10 December 2010, responsibilities held by the Queensland Law
Society’s Client Relations Centre will be transferred to the Legal
Services Commission (LSC).
Queensland Law Society has published
regarding the new Pool Safety Certificate disclosure
The Family Law Amendment Regulations 2010 (No.2) will take effect from 1 November 2010.
The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) has advised of procedures to take effect from 1 November 2010 when the QIRC assumes responsibility for appeals against review decisions of Q-Comp under the Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Act 2010.
Queensland Law Society calls for comments on the new tax system for managed investment trust discussion paper.
Judge Fleur Kingham was awarded the Queensland Law Society Agnes McWhinney Award for her contribution to access to justice.
Amendments to the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 and the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 made by the Property Agents and Motor Dealers and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 commenced today, 1 October 2010.
Queensland Law Society has developed an introduction to transitional arrangements for the Property Agents and Motor Dealers and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010.
Queensland Law Society ensures flexible post-settlement period is included in pool safety reforms passed on 15 September 2010.
The new Act changes the way land valuations are determined.
Our charity of choice, the Heart Foundation, is conducting the 10-week Go Red for Women challenge.
The Land Valuation Bill 2010 has been introduced after the Government's close consultation with Queensland Law Society.
Queensland Law Society has released guidance material that outlines the transition to the changes to the financial jurisdiction of the civil courts.
The start dates of the staged introduction of the Moynihan reforms have been proclaimed - with some introduced from 1 September 2010.
Queensland Law Society members can obtain a special access card for the Brisbane Law Courts complex.
Queensland Treasurer confirms the Queensland Government does not intend to license conveyancers.
The Property Agents and Motor Dealers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010, which amends the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 and the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, was passed in State Parliament last night.
The Property Agents and Motor Dealers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 currently before Parliament will commence on 1 October 2010.
Queensland Law Society has lodged its submission to the National Legal Profession Reform Taskforce in response to the draft Bill and Rules.
The Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Bill was passed by Parliament on 3 August 2010.
Queensland Law Society has successfully lobbied Government for amendments to the Integrity Act 2009 to assist legal practitioners in dealing with government agencies.
The Queensland Law Society recently made submissions to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee regarding the Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010, which proposes to implement sanctions that may have a practical impact on legal practitioners who engage in transactions that involve international entities.
Amendments to the Franchising Code announced by Minister Craig Emerson on 4 June 2010 come into force today.
The REIQ and the Queensland Law Society have agreed to amendments to the standard REIQ House & Residential Land and Residential Lots in a Community Titles Scheme contracts.
Queenslanders are invited to comment on draft national conduct rules for lawyers during a two-month consultation period.
A discussion paper has been launched about how the legal system can better protect older Queenslanders from abuse.
The Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 9 June 2010 and will begin on 1 July.
The draft national legal profession legislation has been released for public consultation until 13 August 2010.
The national Legal Aid Matters campaign aims to improve access to justice for all Australians.
The Professional Standards Council has approved a Queensland Law Society scheme that will protect members from uncapped damages claims.
WorkCover reforms announced by State Government are in line with Queensland Law Society recommendations.
The closing date for the Australian Institute of Criminology’s anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing survey has been extended until 31 May.
The Governor-General has provided Royal Assent to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No.1) 2010.
The Department of Environment and Resource Management now has a mandatory standard terms document for subleases subject to the Land Act 1994 (Qld).
The National Consumer Credit Regulation Regime is set to commence operation from 1 July 2010.
The Juvenile Justice and Other Acts Amendment Act 2009 commenced on 29 March 2010.
Chief Justice Paul de Jersey AC and Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland MP discuss the need for comprehensive consultation and independence of the legal profession in the national legal profession reform process.
The Australian Lawyers’ Ethics website aims to provide lawyers and the public with access to ethics information, tools and resources.
The Civil Liability and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 amends several aspects of common law damages and civil liability threshold amounts.
Law practices have until 31 March 2010 to ensure they comply with the new Legal Services Commission guidelines.
The extension of anti-money laundering legislation to the legal profession is being reconsidered by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.
The QLS has liaised with the Office of State Revenue to resolve the legal profession’s concerns.
The QLS has undertaken successful advocacy in relation to a Bill, which proposed a major change to land valuations.
Proposed reforms to the Queensland justice system could remove the right to a trial by jury, lead to miscarriages of justice and increase costs.
The State’s legal industry will be on show to more than 500 law graduates at the third consecutive Queensland Law Society Legal Careers Expo.
Queensland’s own chamber orchestra, the Camerata of St John’s, will perform in the Banco Court on 5 March 2010.
The Queensland Government’s 2010 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Awards are now open for nominations.
The ASIC regional stakeholder liaison meetings are your chance to raise issues of importance to you.
The QLS congratulates those practitioners who completed the specialist accreditation assessment in 2009.
From 1 January 2010, the Legal Aid Queensland criminal law funding guidelines were amended.
Discover how to navigate change affecting the legal profession when the Queensland Law Society presents the 48th Annual Vincents’ Symposium 2010 to be held 26-27 March at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Queensland lawyers’ achievements and contributions within the profession and the broader community were celebrated at the recent Queensland Law Society’s annual President’s Christmas Cocktails and Awards ceremony.
A major conference on constitutional law will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday 19 February.
What is happening with the launch of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and how will it affect you?
The Law Council of Australia says that any new uniform system regulating the practice of law in Australia must be structured to preserve the independence of the legal profession and benefit legal services consumers.
Legal practitioners should note regulatory changes to building and construction law that will impact on the advice they give to consumers and contractors.
Members wishing to join any of the QLS policy sections and committees are invited to submit expressions of interest for participation in 2010.
The new QLS website offers a clean look, better navigation and fresh content.
Victims of crime have new rights under the "Victim Assist Queensland" scheme from December 1.
Having problems with inconsistent results from the Brisbane City Council online rates tool? We have some answers.
The "Solicitors. Your Experts in the Law" is a landmark marketing and public education campaign aimed at overcoming old-fashioned public perceptions about who solicitors are and what solicitors do.