When you hold a Queensland Law Society membership, you have access to the many benefits, services and discounts listed below:
Services that assist members run their business.
The Professional Standards (Limitation of Liability) Scheme is not an insurance scheme but also acts to protect member practitioners against negligence claims.
8 September 2021: The Society has applied to the Professional Standards Council of Queensland for approval of a new Professional Standards Scheme to commence on 1 July 2022 and as part of the process of that approval the Scheme is now out for Public Consultation. Submissions close 6 October 2021.QLS Cyber Essentials Insurance
The QLS Cyber Essentials Insurance policy will protect all Member Practices* also insured by Lexon. A Member Practice is one in which all Principals, as defined by s7 of the Legal Profession Act are full QLS members.Professional Indemnity Insurance
Every Law Practice in Queensland must hold professional indemnity insurance. QLS established Lexon Insurance Pte Ltd (Lexon) (formerly QLS Insurance) in 2001, which has helped protect solicitors from rises in PII premiums.Premium finance for professional indemnity insurance
Members wishing to finance their premiums can take advantage of the preferred member arrangement QLS has with Westpac Banking Corporation.Dashlane software
Compromised passwords are the most common way cyber criminals use to attack law firms. Dashlane is free password manager software for QLS Member Firms.
Services that help members when they need assistance.
LawCare is an exclusive QLS member benefit that provides confidential, personal and professional support. It is easy to access, complimentary and available to you, your staff, and your immediate family members. It’s designed to be your partner in health and wellbeing, and can support your entire journey to work/life balance.Members lounge
Queensland Law Society Member's Lounge is an exclusive and quite area in Law Society House for members.Law Foundation Queensland Benevolent Fund
The Law Foundation-Queensland Benevolent Fund was established in 2007 to assist, at the discretion of the Board, Queensland Law Society members in times of adversity.QLS Member Rewards
Queensland Law Society’s Member Rewards program is a key benefit of membership. The program offers curated discounts and exclusive rewards on a broad range of lifestyle and business products and services ranging from local partners to global brands.
Services are provided by QLS or with assistance from QLS to help members with working in the legal sector.
Information on all aspects of professional conduct and ethics including conflicts, client capacity, confidentiality and privilege, duties to the court, liens, costs, cybersecurity and more. QLS has comprehensive online resources for ethical guidance and practice support related issues.Workplace Conduct Advisory Service (WCAS)
Eligible members may seek advice concerning complaints involving discrimination, sexual harassment or workplace bullying and the design of appropriate policies to deal with such conduct.Business Advisory Service (BAS)
The Business Advisory Service (BAS) offers guidance to members and their practices who need assistance in:
- Succession planning
- Business development/marketing
- Practice set up/establishment options
- Personal development.
Each service is provided via subject matter experts.Employment Law Advice Service (ELAS)
The Employment Law Advice Service (ELAS) offers guidance to members and their practices who have employment law issues. This service is provided via subject matter experts.Costs Advisory Service (CAS)
The Costs Advisory Service (CAS) offers guidance to members and their practices who need assistance in:
- Regulatory requirements
- Costs agreements
- Indemnity costs overview
- Costs Assessment processes.
This service is provided via subject matter experts.QLS Senior Counsellors
QLS Senior Counsellors (Senior Counsellors) are experienced practitioners who are available to provide guidance to a practitioner on any professional or ethical problem. The service should be seen by practitioners as “calling a professional friend”.REIQ contracts
REIQ contracts are provided to QLS full members only to be used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the licence.QLS referral service
The Queensland Law Society provides a free referral list for the public. This service is known as 'Find a Solicitor'. Eligible members can request to appear on the list.Locum
QLS's Locum Service connects firms seeking short or fixed-term assistance with experienced solicitors.QLS Solicitor Support Pty Ltd
QLS Solicitor Support solicitors do not provide guidance or advice to members of the public.
All communications with QLS Solicitor Support solicitors are strictly confidential except in cases dealing with the reporting of certain irregularities or suspected irregularities in the administration of trust accounts.
QLS Solicitor Support solicitors are here to help full members of the Queensland Law Society with practice and ethical guidance, support and counsel. QLS Solicitor Support does not give guidance or counsel on issues relating to entitlement to practice, practising certificates or the conditions which may be imposed on practising certificates.
QLS Solicitor Support may provide guidance, counsel, and support to non-members of the Society at the sole discretion of the Legal Practitioner Director, QLS Solicitor Support. For trust account enquiries, please contact the Trust Account Team.Non-Binding Ethics Ruling
As a service to members, the QLS Ethics Centre offers Non-Binding Ethics Rulings on disputes between Australian legal practitioners (at least one of whom is a QLS member), or their practices, over ethical matters.Enhanced Access to the Brisbane Law Courts
Queensland Law Society members can apply for Brisbane Law Courts Complex access cards. Initiated by the Society and the Bar Association of Queensland, and endorsed by the Supreme and District Courts, the court access card saves you time providing quick, hassle-free access to the complex without the need to be screened by security.Delayed judgments enquiries
Queensland Law Society (QLS) provides an enquiry service chasing up delayed judgments for its members if there is an undue delay in delivering a judgment.Library services
Queensland Law Society members have complimentary access to online research and access to the Supreme Court Library Queensland's (SCLQ) resources and support services via the QLS website.Practice Advisory Service
The Practice Advisory Service (PAS) is a complimentary service offered by QLS Solicitor Support Pty Ltd (a wholly owned incorporated legal practice of QLS). Our solicitors have years of experience running their own practices and are able to provide guidance in essential areas such as appropriate management systems for incorporated legal practices, legal project management, records management, costs disclosure, client agreements, and practice management generally.Trust Account Consultancy
Queensland Law Society (QLS) is committed to assisting the profession practice in an efficient, practical and a precise manner and provide a number of complimentary resources and services to support the day-to-day operation of a law practice. The requirement to manage trust money and to maintain trust accounting records is integral, however complexities can occur in particular when starting a new practice.
Queensland Law Society helps you keep up to date and be informed.