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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Ethics News
20 May

The Queensland Handbook for Practitioners on Legal Capacity was launched yesterday, 19 May, at Allens by Supreme Court judge, the Honourable Justice Ann Lyons.

5 May

Queensland Law Society is pleased to release QLS Guidance Statement No.2 – Ongoing Costs Disclosure. Developed for the profession, QLS Guidance Statements set out our position on a particular subject, and set out a statement of a solicitor’s responsibilities in that subject area.

30 Apr

Whether a solicitor or law practice can use a client’s contact details to provide a client with advertising or promotional material will depend on whether the client has consented to receipt of such information. 

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Upcoming Ethics Presentations
3 Jun
Tips for avoiding lapses when using social media
Mackay District Law Association
17 Jun
Costs Disclosure
Carter Newell

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