Queensland Law Society

Introduction to legal ethics

Lawyers' ethics are principles and values which, along with conduct rules and common law, regulate a lawyer's behaviour. This website aims to equip lawyers with the information and the tools they need to act ethically at all times, while also providing the community with an insight into legal ethics.

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What we do
Call us to schedule an appointment either at Law Society House or at your office (within the Brisbane CBD).

Ethics News
6 Jul

Correctly addressing colleagues is an ethical obligation

10 May

Using a chatbot to provide legal services can get you in more trouble than the Lost in Space crew

All ethics news

Discipline Updates
12 Jun

Professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct – criminal offences

24 May

Professions and trades – lawyers – complaints and discipline – professional misconduct and unsatisfactory conduct – other matters

All discipline updates

Case Updates
6 Apr

Lawyers – misconduct; unfitness and discipline – disciplinary orders – striking off and ancillary orders

20 Mar

Professions and trades – Lawyers – Qualifications and admission – Fit and proper persons

All Case Updates