Queensland Law Society

Direct Support

Queensland Law Society (QLS) offers guidance and assistance to members in a number of areas as below, either by phone, email, or if appropriate face-to-face.

Note: Queensland Law Society (QLS) does not, cannot and should not be perceived as giving legal, structuring or financial advice.

Ethics guidance

  • Information on all aspects of professional conduct and ethics including conflicts, client capacity, confidentiality and privilege, duties to the court, liens, costs, cybersecurity and more.
  • QLS has comprehensive online resources for ethical guidance and practice support related issues. Should you wish to seek confidential ethical guidance, please contact the QLS Ethics and Practice Centre on 07 3842 5843 or email on ethics@qls.com.au .

Free legal advice for conduct matters

QLS provides access to a free, confidential legal advice service (Free Legal Advice Panel) for members who are the subject of a complaint investigation or trust account matter. Up to six hours of free advice is available to QLS members.

Practice support

  • QLS provides a number of complimentary resources and services to support the day-to-day operation of a law practice
  • The Practice Support Consultancy Service is a complimentary service for newly established practices across Queensland. Our solicitors can come and meet with you to discuss matter management, costs disclosure, client agreements and practice management issues.  For further information contact QLS Ethics and Practice Centre on 07 3842 5843 or email on ethics@qls.com.au .

Practising certificates and regulatory guidance

QLS Senior Counsellors

QLS Senior Counsellors are available to provide guidance to a practitioner on any professional or ethical problem. All communication between a practitioner and a QLS Senior Counsellor is confidential.

Risk management (Lexon Insurance)

  • Lexon Insurance provides advice on risk management arrangements, queries in relation to your professional indemnity coverage or to notify or seek guidance on risks.
  • Call 07 3007 1266 or email enquiries@lexoninsurance.com.au for more information.

Solicitor Assist (Queensland Law Foundation)

The Solicitor Assist program provides free legal advice funded by the Queensland Law Foundation and is supported, but independent to QLS. 

Call Queensland Law Foundation on 07 3236 1249 for more information.

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