Bushfire emergency situation: Queensland and New South Wales
13 November 2019
As the bushfire emergency situation continues throughout much of Queensland and New South Wales, Queensland Law Society urges practitioners to put safety first. Listen, watch and act, and follow all guidance from State emergency agencies, including Queensland Fire & Emergency Services and Queensland Police.
In the event that your practice is affected by bushfire, there are resources available to aid your recovery:
• Guidance for law practices affected by extreme weather conditions (QLS Ethics & Practice Centre)
• Disaster recovery information (Queensland Government)
• Bushfire insurance guide (Legal Aid)
• Queensland Benevolent Fund (Law Foundation) for those experiencing financial hardship
As always, LawCare is available. This member benefit provides a range of confidential, personal and professional support. It is easy to access, complimentary and available to all Society members, their staff and their immediate family members.