Queensland Law Society

We’ve expanded our support for COVID-19 related practice issues

QLS is now providing three significant new services as part of our support package for the legal profession via the QLS Ethics and Practice Centre. The Employment Law Advice Service (ELAS), the General Manager Support Service (GMSS) and the Government Financial Assistance Service (GFAS) offer guidance to members and their practices who are facing difficult times due to the current climate. Each service is provided via subject matter experts and is free for members who meet the eligibility criteria. They will benefit with up to two (three for GFAS) hours of advice.

NEW—Employment Law Advice Service (ELAS)

The terms for use of the Employment Law Advice Service (‘ELAS’) are as follows:

This service is free to members of the Queensland Law Society who meet the eligibility requirements outlined below. The service will provide up to 2 hours of advice to an eligible member with respect to employment law issues arising from the impact of COVID-19.

The eligibility to utilise ELAS is as follows:

  • Individuals with personal employment law queries related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and
  • Sole practitioners, Managing Partners or Legal Practitioner Directors of an incorporated legal practice with enquiries related to the conduct of their practice, where their practice has no more than 5 PC holders.

Please contact QLS Ethics and Practice Centre to ascertain your eligibility to the service on 07 3842 5843.

NEW—QLS General Manager Support Service (GMSS)

The terms for use of the QLS General Manager Support Service (‘GMSS’) are as follows:

This service is free to members of the Queensland Law Society who meet the eligibility requirements outlined below. The service will provide up to 2 hours of advice to an eligible member with respect to general practice management issues arising from the impact of COVID-19.

The eligibility to utilise GMSS is as follows:

  • Sole practitioners
  • Small and micro practices where their practice has no more than 5 PC holders.

Please contact QLS Ethics and Practice Centre to ascertain your eligibility to the service on 07 3842 5843.

NEW—QLS Government Financial Assistance Service (GFAS)

The terms for use of the QLS Government Financial Assistance Service (‘GFAS’) are as follows:

This service is free to members of the Queensland Law Society who meet the eligibility requirements outlined below. The service will provide up to 3 hours of advice to an eligible member with respect to providing assistance in accessing government support due to COVID-19.

The eligibility to utilise GFAS is as follows:

  • Sole practitioners
  • Small and micro practices where their practice has no more than 5 PC holders.

Please contact QLS Ethics and Practice Centre to ascertain your eligibility to the service on 07 3842 5843.