Professional Services

Services are provided by QLS or with assistance from QLS to help members with working in the legal sector

REIQ contracts

REIQ contracts are provided to QLS full members only to be used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the licence.

QLS referral service

The Queensland Law Society provides a free referral list for the public.  This service is known as 'Find a Solicitor'.  Eligible members can request to appear on the list.

Locum

QLS's Locum Service connects firms seeking short or fixed-term assistance with experienced substitute solicitors. To be registered with the Service, our locums must be solicitors with a current practising certificate and have a minimum of five-year’s post admission experience.

QLS Senior Counsellors

QLS Senior Counsellors (Senior Counsellors) are experienced practitioners who are available to provide guidance to a practitioner on any professional or ethical problem. The service should be seen by practitioners as “calling a professional friend”.

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. 

Workplace Conduct Advisory Service (WCAS)

Eligible small practices may seek advice concerning best practice to manage complaints involving discrimination, sexual harassment or workplace bullying and the design of appropriate policies to deal with such conduct. This service is administered by QLS Solicitor Support Pty Ltd (‘QLS Solicitor Support’), our independent legal practice. This allows advice to be given confidentially and with the benefit of legal professional privilege.

Employment Law Advice Service (ELAS)

The Employment Law Advice Service (ELAS) offers guidance to members and their practices who are facing difficult times due to the current COVID-19 climate. Each service is provided via subject matter experts.

QLS General Manager Support Service (GMSS)

The General Manager Support Service (GMSS) offers guidance to members and their practices who are facing difficult times due to the current COVID-19 climate. Each service is provided via subject matter experts.

QLS Government Financial Assistance Service (GFAS)

The Government Financial Assistance Service (GFAS) offer guidance to members and their practices who are facing difficult times due to the current climate. Each service is provided via subject matter experts and is free for members who meet the eligibility criteria. They will benefit with up to three hours of advice.

QLS Solicitor Support Pty Ltd

QLS Solicitor Support solicitors are here to help full members or member firms of the Queensland Law Society with practice and ethical guidance, support and counsel. QLS Solicitor Support solicitors do not provide guidance or advice to members of the public. QLS Solicitor Support may provide guidance counsel, and support to non-members of the Society at the sole discretion of the Legal Practitioner Director, QLS Solicitor Support.

Non-Binding Ethics Ruling

As a service to members, the QLS Ethics Centre offers Non-Binding Ethics Rulings on disputes between Australian legal practitioners (at least one of whom is a QLS member), or their practices, over ethical matters.

Delayed judgements enquiries

Queensland Law Society (QLS) provides an enquiry service chasing up delayed judgments for its members if there is an undue delay in delivering a judgment.

Library services

Queensland Law Society members have complimentary access to online research and access to the Supreme Court Library Queensland's (SCLQ) resources and support services via the QLS website.

Practice Support Consultancy Service

The Practice Support Consultancy Service is a complimentary service for newly established practices across Queensland. Our solicitors have years of experience running their own practices and are able to provide guidance in essential areas such as legal project management, costs disclosure, client agreements and practice management generally.

Trust Account Consultancy

Queensland Law Society (QLS) is committed to assisting the profession practice in an efficient, practical and a precise manner and provide a number of complimentary resources and services to support the day-to-day operation of a law practice. The requirement to manage trust money and to maintain trust accounting records is integral, however complexities can occur in particular when starting a new practice.