Queensland Law Society

Resources

Library

This valuable resource is available to you at the Supreme Court in Brisbane’s CBD. Search the catalogue and submit requests online.

Practice management resource bank

Guides, checklists, articles and more on a range of practice management topics designed to help practioners set up and manage their legal practice.

Trust accounting resources

Information and tools designed to assist in the understanding and operation of trust accounts and the legislative requirements of doing so.

Ethics resources

Ethics resources include the Solicitors Rule, Lawyers’ Compass, Ethics FAQs, Ethics Self-audit and Deliberative Model for decision-making.

Human resources

QLS has developed resources that can help organisations manage their HR issues.

Legislation & rules

All relevant legislation and rules rules relating to practising law in Queensland, including the Legal Profession Act 2007, Solicitors’ Rule and more.

Legal profession forms

This range of resources cover a range of topics within the Legal Profession Act including: practicing certificates, fidelity cover, external intervention, incorporating legal practices (ILPs), multi-disciplinary partnerships (MDPs), Australian-registered foreign lawyers, trust accounts, Chief Executive – Department of Justice & Attorney General, LSC-QLS fact sheets for clients, legal profession regulation, Society Rule of the Queensland Law Society 2005.

Find a cost assessor

The Court's list of costs assessors can be accessed online. Information about the Court appointed costs assessor process is also available.

Wellbeing & depression

Recent years have seen a growth in concerning reports on the extent of demoralisation and depression amongst lawyers. The Love Law, Live Life site includes information on the Society’s member assistance program, LawCare, as well as other information, resources and links.

Equity, diversity & flexibility

QLS is committed to equity, diversity and flexibility in the Queensland legal profession and provide a range of useful resources for member to promote these principals within their own workplaces.

Members lounge & meeting rooms

There are a range of meeting and mediation rooms available to be booked for a fee at Law Society House and are conveniently located in the Brisbane CBD. Queensland Law Society Member's Lounge with wi-fi access to the internet, photocopying and printing facilities, telephones and fax services, refreshments and daily newspapers and magazines. We also have a large auditorium that can accommodate 120 people or configured to suit smaller functions. For more information on our auditorium, meeting and mediation room fees and facilities, please download the QLS Facilities Venue Information Booklet, contact us or email facilities@qls.com.au.

Legal brochures for clients

QLS offers a range of information brochures – free to members to distribute to clients – that provide a guide to the law on subjects as diverse as property, personal injury, and wills and estates law, alternative dispute resolution and information on the legal profession.

Practice kit

QLS have collated a range of resources designed specifically to support new practices.

Practice support tips

QLS have collated a range of resources designed specifically to support existing practices.

Practising resources

QLS supports legal practitioners with relevant information, guidelines and practice-related resources.

Risk management resources

Lexon Insurance have created a range of tools and documents that are available to QLS members insured by Lexon to use online or download to assist in managing risks in their practice.

Law practice structures

Since the introduction of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld), solicitors looking to open a practice have much more flexibility as to the business structure of their practice. In addition to partnerships and sole practice, solicitors can now opt to practice through a corporate structure or through a multi-disciplinary partnership. Access a copy of the Act and supporting fact sheet.

Professional responsibility

QLS provides information, assistance and support for solicitors meeting their professional responsibility obligations.