Queensland Law Society

Society on front foot in State election lead-up

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.

Premier Anna Bligh and Opposition Leader Campbell Newman were sent the issues paper on 25 November.

The Society has offered to meet with ALP and LNP representatives and requested a reply to the issues by 15 December.

The issues cover a range of social and practice concerns including legal aid funding, improving people’s right to legal representation before the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and better resourcing for courts and tribunals.

They were developed after a comprehensive consultation process with Queensland Law Society committees and members on their most important concerns.

The media campaign to accompany the issues campaign starts this week.