Queensland Law Society

COVID-19 LEGAL PROFESSION RESOURCES

Updated Friday 3 April 2020

QLS has been liaising with the Attorney-General about the essential nature of the provision of legal services in Queensland. The Attorney-General has confirmed that “to date, the duties performed by the legal profession are not classified as non-essential…[however] members should be aware that any Public Health direction may change in the future as the response to COVID-19 escalates.”

In summary, the Attorney-General has confirmed that firms can remain open, practitioners can attend court and attend property settlements. We will continue to engage with the Attorney-General on this issue and update practitioners should this advice change.

Read the full response to our enquiry here.

 

QLS President Luke Murphy and QLS CEO Rolf Moses addressed how QLS is supporting members and practitioners throughout the COVID-19 crisis in a video on our YouTube channel.

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, please see the following important information about the steps QLS are taking to navigate through these unprecedented times. This page will be regularly updated with relevant information about COVID-19 as it becomes available.

After a national cabinet meeting on Sunday 29 March 2020, further social distancing restrictions and closures have been introduced by the Australian Government.

Please visit the Australian Government website for more information.

Government website

 

For regularly updated information about courts, commissions and tribunals, please click here.

Law firms will need to consider risks associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) this section will provide some overviews of the matters that need to be considered for the appropriate management of Queensland practices. Click here.

Assistance for individual QLS members and legal practitioners to navigate the evolving COVID-19 situation.

A range of industry organisations have provided updates for practitioners to assist them continue to practise through these unprecedented times.

Discover updates that relate to property law and conveyancing transactions.

Discover updates that relate to criminal law.

Discover recently asked questions (and answers) associated with dealing with client legal issues in this environment.

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, please see the following important information about the steps QLS are taking to navigate through these unprecedented times.