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Queensland Law Society is on the front foot in the lead-up to the next election, sending 11 priority legal profession issues to the ALP and LNP.
The Federal Attorney-General has issued a formal Determination
and Explanatory Statement
setting out the following times for the commencement of the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).
A reminder that the QLS Annual General Meeting will be held on
Wednesday, 16 November 2011, at Law Society House, 179 Ann Street,
Brisbane, commencing at 5.30pm.
We are pleased to announce the results of the Queensland Law Society 2012-13 Council elections. Congratulations to all those who have been elected. It has been great to see the innovative ways our candidates engaged with the membership and embraced the new and different methods of getting their campaign messages across.
is now open in the Queensland Law Society 2011 Council elections and
all members are encouraged to have their say at this crucial time in the
Monday 29 August, changes to the Child Protection Act 1999 will come in
force with the introduction of the Child Protection and Other Acts
Amendment Act 2010.
1 September 2011 the Uniform Civil Procedure (Fees) and Other
Legislation Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2011 will commence.
Queensland Law Society’s 2011/12 strategic plan has just been released, providing a blueprint for future member service.
Queensland Law Society is now calling for nominations for the Agnes
McWhinney Award, which acknowledges outstanding professional or
community contribution by a woman lawyer who has practised as a
The QLS Council e-elections site is up and running, shaped to meet
members’ needs with the latest election information and resources.
Queensland Law Society is determined that the voice of legal practitioners is heard at the next State election.
This week Queensland Law Society released a critical report (PDF 2.6MB) on elder abuse following public consultation which highlighted a wide array of concerns with this growing problem.
The Queensland Law Society's Legal Services Award Guide
has been updated to include new minimum wages and meal allowances set
by Fair Work Australia effective from 1 July 2011. There have also been
changes to wages for traineeships incorporated into the Legal Services
Award 2010 available on the Fair Work Australia website.
With the start of the new financial year, now is a great time
for Queensland Law Society members to access the free Business development and marketing
guide, containing great ideas for building your
Queensland Law Society is proud to launch the inaugural Queensland Law Society Advocacy Annual! The 2010/11 Advocacy Annual provides an overview of the most important issues tackled by the Society in the 2010 calendar year and the beginning of 2011 sorted by areas of legal practice. The briefs cover the issues’ backgrounds, actions conducted and outcomes achieved.
Queensland Law Society stated today recent media regarding legal costs
referred to an isolated incident and that, on the whole, solicitors kept
costs fair and just.
Queensland Law Society has published a practice guidance
response to queries about completing the new REIQ disclosure statements,
in particular the new requirements in sections 206(2)(b) and 213(2)(a)
of the Body Corporate and
Community Management Act 1997 (BCCMA) which
describes the extent to which the levies are based on contribution
schedule lot entitlements and interest schedule lot entitlements. The
document is useful for completing these
Build your personal professional profile and your organisation’s
reputation – submissions for the July, August and September editions of
Proctor are now welcome.
Looking for something different to do 16-22 May? There’s a cavalcade of fabulous activities on offer during Law Week for everyone to enjoy.
Queensland Law Society’s new trust account compliance reviews, starting 1
July 2011, will help law practices comply with their legislative record
keeping requirements and ensure good trust account management
The Body Corporate and Community Management
and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 became law on 14 April 2011 after the changes received Royal Assent. Queensland Law Society has developed Body Corporate legislation
information regarding major aspects of this
Queensland Law Society members have the chance to make an extraordinary difference to a special non-profit and help choose the Society’s Charity of Choice for 2011/12.
Initiated by the Queensland Law Society and the Bar Association of
Queensland, legal practitioner access cards are now a permanent feature
of the Brisbane Law Courts Complex.
Nominations are now open for the Queensland Law Society 2011
Equity and Diversity Award. The award aims to encourage all Queensland
legal practices to promote staff diversity and accommodate lifestyle
Queensland Law Society has updated its Introductory Guide to the Legal Services Award.
Applications are now open for Queensland Law Society members to make a difference and apply to join the Free Legal Advice Panel.