For the community

Queensland Law Society (QLS) serves the community interest by educating people on legal concepts and processes. Contrary to many commonly accessible sources of legal documentation or advice, we have written the information in this section in simple, comprehensible English. They are designed to explain complex legal matters in layman terms and provide a first point of reference when contacting a solicitor.

You and the law

Queensland Law Society considers community education about the law, legal system and solicitors’ services to be one of its most important functions.  Get a better understanding about how the law works, what pro bono legal advice is and legal rights.

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You and your solicitor

The roles of Queensland solicitors are as diverse as the community they serve - from helping people buy a new home or start a business, representing a client in a relationship breakdown, to fighting for human rights or the environment.

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Your land and the law

As a landholder, you may be approached by a resource tenure holder that wants to conduct activities on your property. What happens next?

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Need to find a solicitor?

QLS has a referral list of solicitors and firms who have advised us they practise in certain areas of law. Searching this list is the best option if you are looking for a solicitor or firm in a certain location who can help you in a particular area of law.

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Find an accredited specialist

When you have a legal problem that becomes more than routine, you may need the services of an expert. Just as medical problems may be referred to a specialist, tough legal issues should be looked after by a QLS Accredited Specialist in the relevant area of law

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) includes a variety of methods outside of court proceedings which can result in a binding or non-binding agreement to resolve a legal problem.

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Victim Assist referral service

Victim Assist Queensland provides information and advice for victims of crime including information about support services, victims’ rights and financial assistance. 

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Legal brochures

Legal information provided as a guide to the law on subjects as diverse as buying or selling a residential property, leasing premises for a business, enduring power of attorney, buying or selling a small business,

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Useful links

This section contains useful links to websites of other legal organisations. Listing of a website in this list does not denote endorsement by QLS.

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Frequently asked questions

What does Queensland Law Society do for the community, why choose a solicitor, when should you consult a legal professional.

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