What's Happening | February 2024

What's On February 2024

Here's what's happening in February

We're back with your monthly list of things to keep you occupied, informed, and entertained!


Habits (SBS Insight)

Sticking to good habits, dropping unhealthy ones, and controlling habits so they don't control us.


Is AI ready to write laws?

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to take the world by storm, the debate rages on about whether it’s uses across various industries. Recently, a legal academic undertook research to answer the all-important question of whether artificial intelligence is yet at the stage where it could draft legislation.


Queensland government flags law changes to increase transparency around Childrens Court | ABC News

A new proposal recently announced could see media and victims access court hearings for children accused of violent crimes, changing current legislation which states youth matters heard in front of a magistrate default to a closed court.

Queensland Premier Steven Miles says the government will support law changes to allow greater access to Children Court for victims of crime and journalists. 


Unpacking the Job Readiness Survey with Rolf Moses

The wait is finally over!

Season 3 of The Callover podcast is here. We hope to bring you another season of inspiring guests who are contributing to the legal profession and the community through their work in the law. 

In our first episode of Season 3, we speak with Rolf Moses, the outgoing CEO of Queensland Law Society. We delve into the key findings of the 2023 Job Readiness Survey, conducted by the QLS in conjunction with researchers at Bond University.

Rolf unpacks the survey results and explains what the QLS hopes to achieve with these new insights into the profession's views on law graduates and newly admitted lawyers entering the profession.


Vote in the Future Leaders Committee Election

This is the third election for the FLC – a committee democratically elected and appointed to represent and advocate on behalf of their peers for two years. All QLS full members who are either 35 or younger or have less than five years PAE are eligible to take part in the election.

Nineteen nominations have been received for the six vacancies on the Queensland Law Society Future Leaders Committee.

All elected members hold a two-year term running to the financial year. This month’s election represents the blue group, beginning 1 July 2024 and concluding 30 June 2026.

Voting starts on 21 February and closes on 29 February.



Collect all three core CPD points

Register for Core 3-in-1 2024 to collect all three core CPD points in this three-hour webinar designed for sole practitioners or those that work within a small to medium legal practice. Sessions will cover confidentiality, choosing cloud-based resources and professional sales skills.

Hear from expert presenters including Shane Budden and David Bowles, Special Counsel at the QLS Ethics and Practice Centre; Sarah Daniell, Senior Fellow at Melbourne University; and Giles Watson, Legal Practice Management Consultant.