Queensland Law Society

All QLS News Headlines

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27 February 2020 – Wellbeing: Leading yourself to lead others - are you a leader?

In this series, we are going to explore the foundation of leadership, starting with your number one responsibility: leading yourself. What does that actually mean, and what is involved in having a self-leadership practice?

Read on to find out more. 

20 February 2020 – Wellbeing: Imposter syndrome

Do you sometimes think that you owe your achievements at work and in your personal life to sheer luck? That you have somehow managed to trick everyone else into believing how skilled and capable you are, which makes you fear the day when they actually find out that in reality - you are a fraud? Imposter syndrome is an insidious and false self-belief that affects many people. Read on to find out more.

14 February 2020 – Wellbeing: How to prioritise when everything seems important

Do you ever feel like work is a constant juggling act of endless tasks thrown at you? And on top of this, you are asked to perform with a never-ending parade of distractions also screaming for your attention? You know that you need to prioritise somehow - but how are you going to do this when everything seems important? Read on to find out more.

13 February 2020 – Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Last week, QLS President Luke Murphy, Ken MacKenzie, Deputy Chair of the QLS Criminal Law Committee and Andrew Forbes, Deputy Chair of the Occupational Discipline Law Committee attended a parliamentary committee public hearing to discuss the Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 that seeks to prohibit the practice of ‘conversion therapy’ by health service providers in Queensland.

6 February 2020 – QLS welcomes first solicitor appointed to Supreme Court in more than six years

Highly-respected Brisbane lawyer Frances Williams has become the first member of the solicitor’s branch of the legal profession to be appointed to the Supreme Court bench since August 2013.

6 February 2020 – Wellbeing: One microstep at a time

If you are like most people, you have probably started the year with one or more ambitious, inspirational goals for yourself. And if you have already given up on them now, you are in good company. Read on to find out more about a proven strategy to stick with and achieve your goals! Read on to find out more.

6 February 2020 – Proposed reforms affecting community associations and clubs

On Monday, QLS appeared at a parliamentary committee hearing to discuss proposed reforms affecting community associations and clubs. President Luke Murphy and Emeritus Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes (QLS Not for Profit Law Committee member) highlighted the significant impact these reforms will have on the day-to-day operations of community groups, many of which are run by volunteers.

4 February 2020 – Verifying client identity and overseas transactions

The QLS Ethics and Practice Centre and the Registrar of Titles and Registrar of Water Allocations wish to bring to practitioners’ attention the potential for property fraud which highlights the need to know your client and the risks of communicating with clients solely by email. Read on to find out more.

30 January 2020 – Wellbeing: Don’t be chained to the desk

Where are you as you are reading these words? Chances are you are sitting at your desk, where most of us are spending a substantial portion of our days. Prolonged sitting is not part of a healthy lifestyle – on the contrary, it increases our risk for cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, type II diabetes and other significant health complications. But here are things you can do. Read on to find out what you can do to protect yourself. Read on to find out more.

28 January 2020 – 2020 Australia Day Honours

This year's Australia Day Honours list recognised the 837 dedicated Australians, for hard work, commitment and excellence in their respected fields.

23 January 2020 – Wellbeing: Self-awareness and resilience – growth mindset - part 4

Solicitors are said to be perfectionistic. How do you feel about failing and making mistakes? If you are shuddering at the mere thought of it, try to never make any mistakes and go through life carefully avoiding anything that could possibly end in failure – how do you make any progress? How do you learn and develop?  This update explores what it means to have a Growth Mindset which allows you to embrace challenges and difficulties as an opportunity for improvement.  Read on to find out more.

17 January 2020 – Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

On Friday 17 January 2020, QLS attended a public hearing on a bill before parliament that amends 33 acts and 4 regulations across a number of areas including civil and criminal amendments.

17 January 2020 – Criminal Code (Child Sexual Offences Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

On Friday 17 January 2020, QLS attended a public hearing on a bill before parliament that amends 33 acts and 4 regulations across a number of areas including civil and criminal amendments.

16 January 2020 – Wellbeing: Self-awareness and resilience – automatic thoughts - part 3b

What automatic mental habits do you have? Now that we have discussed what automatic thoughts are (distorted, exaggerated and incorrect ways of interpreting events and situations), let’s have a look at some of the most common types. Read on to find out more.

9 January 2020 – Wellbeing: Self-awareness and resilience – automatic thoughts - part 3a

What’s your inner voice telling you? We all have this internal “running commentary” in our heads, providing us with automatic and ongoing judgements and interpretations about what is happening around us, how we are performing, and what others are probably thinking about us. Sometimes we are unaware that these thoughts are likely to be distorted and incorrect, leading us towards negativity and self-doubt. What are your automatic thoughts?  Read on to find out more.