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Observing a beloved partner’s demise brings deep sadness, but new case law brings hope for surviving partners. Queensland courts have cleared the way for sperm extraction—from a deceased partner—to allow in vitro fertilisation. This month, Proctor explores the courts’ decisions, the processes involved and the ramifications for practitioners. This edition also considers privacy law as it relates to a recent case about an employee who refused to use fingerprint scanner technology to record work hours. You’ll also see the latest Australian legal profession profile, an update on sexual harassment in the profession, and much more in August Proctor.

Proctor apps

Proctor is now available to be read on your smart-phone or tablet, with iOS and Android apps now available for Queensland Law Society members. Android and Apple users can now download the app from their respective online stores below. 

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What is Proctor?

Proctor, our flagship publication, is the pre-eminent magazine for the Queensland legal profession.

Published 11 times a year, it educates its readers with information they must be aware of, including changes in legislation, significant case law, practice directions and more.

It informs its readers with articles on legal topics and people, providing them with a clearer perspective of the functioning of the law in Queensland and their role within the profession.

It entertains its readers with social news and events, humour and interests such as wine and dining.

Proctor also provides a monthly portrait of the QLS, its activities and the services it provides to its members.

Members also receive access to an online version, a decade of archived issues and a searchable index providing citation for more than 13,000 articles published in Proctor since 1982.