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23 January 2019 – Bill amendments to be marked with tracked changes

In our 2017 Call to Parties statement, QLS called for a commitment to provide Bills with mark-ups showing tracked changes, where amendments to the existing legislation are proposed.

23 January 2019 – President's update

One of the fundamental tenets of being a solicitor is that you do what is right, even if what is right is not popular. After all, anyone can do the right thing if it brings the applause of the crowd; when the right thing brings the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune-or indeed, unfortunate outrage-people are often content to do the wrong thing, or at least not to act at all.

23 January 2019 – You’re invited to provide feedback – legal policy reform

Practitioners are invited to provide feedback as QLS policy committees prepare submissions for reviews of: (1) the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, (2) the Inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care, and (2) the Mineral Resources (Galilee Basin) Amendment Bill 2018, and (3) the QLRC – Civil surveillance and privacy review.

22 January 2019 – Lexon board position: Call for expressions of interest

Lexon’s Constitution provides for Queensland Law Society (QLS) to nominate directors to the Lexon Board. QLS members interested in nominating for the position of QLS nominee to the Board of Lexon are asked to submit an expression of interest by 8am Thursday 31 January 2019.

18 January 2019 – The fight to balance emotion and common sense

Queensland Law Society President Bill Potts has written a letter to the Editor applauding voice of reason – The Courier-Mail journalist Marg Wenham – on her reasonable and informed opinion editorial on the release of Robert John Fardon.

16 January 2019 – President's update

One of the great joys of being QLS President – and one of the main reasons I decided to run for this esteemed office a second time – is the incredible good that can be done when harnessing the abilities and enthusiasm of 13,000 passionate and engaged members.

16 January 2019 – Review of the Intergovernmental Agreement for Electronic Conveyancing

Feedback about the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for Electronic Conveyancing is sought from stakeholders via an online survey. This feedback will form part of a review of the IGA’s terms and operation over the last seven years.

16 January 2019 – Secure your CPD points with flexible learning formats

With the new year in full swing, now’s the time to lock in your professional development and ensure you meet your CPD requirements before 31 March. Whether you need all 10 points, just a couple, or only the mandatory core areas, our variety of learning formats allow you to gain CPD suited to your needs.

16 January 2019 – You’re invited to provide feedback – legal policy reform

Practitioners are invited to provide feedback as QLS policy committees prepare submissions for reviews of: (1) Inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care, and (2) the Mineral Resources (Galilee Basin) Amendment Bill 2018.