Legal advocacy

The Society has a long and celebrated history of advocating for its members and the profession. The Society is a respected stakeholder and is often asked to provide feedback on draft policy and legislation.

Queensland Law Society’s 29 standing policy committees comprise over 350 volunteer committee members who contribute their expertise, knowledge and valuable time to advocating for good law for the public good. Their dedication enables Queensland Law Society to develop sound and balanced submissions to government when seeking legislative and policy reform which will have a positive impact for both the legal profession and the Queensland community. Our committee members come from a range of professional backgrounds, ensuring that our advocacy is truly representative on key issues affecting practitioners in Queensland and the areas in which they practise.

Queensland Law Society values its relationship with the Queensland Government and the Opposition, and is regularly consulted on the development of policy positions and proposed legislative amendments, leading to better outcomes and responsive legislation. The Society also engages with the courts on procedural reform and practical issues affecting court users, including consultation on draft practice directions and appreciate the ongoing opportunities to be involved in a number of other Queensland Government consultative groups.