Monday, 13 December 2021
Christmas closure times
The staff and Council of the ACT Law Society wish you all the very best for the holiday season.
The office of the Law Society will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 December 2021 and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 4 January 2022, with a reduced staff over the first week of January. If you think it's likely you'll require support from the Society during the break, we encourage you to contact us prior to 23 December 2021.
Our complaint enquiries service will close at 4.30pm on Thursday 23 December and will reopen from 9am on 10 January.
The Pro Bono Clearing House will close at 5pm on Friday 17 December and will reopen at 9am on 10 January 2022.
The Settlements Office will close after business on 23 December 2021 and will reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022.
Courts and Tribunals
ACT Supreme Court: Law term concludes on Friday 17 December 2021, sitting to recommence at 11am Monday 31 January 2022. Registry will be closed from 12pm Friday 24 December 2021 reopening 9am Tuesday 4 January 2022. Read More +
ACT Magistrates Court: Lists conclude at 1pm on Wednesday 22 December 2021, sittings to recommence Monday 10 January 2022. Registry closing 12pm Friday 24 December 2021, reopening 9am Tuesday 4 January 2022. On specified dates, a duty magistrate will be available for bail determinations, and a registrar will sit for interim family violence applications and personal protection orders. Read More +
ACAT: Closing at 1pm Friday 24 December 2021, reopening 9am Tuesday 4 January 2022. Read More +
Federal Court of Australia: ACT registry closing Monday 27 December 2021, reopening Friday 7 January 2022. Read More +
Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia: Canberra registry closing Monday 27 December 2021, re-opening Friday 7 January 2022. Read More +
Legal assistance services
Domestic Violence Crisis Service: Crisis intervention team operating 24/7 over the shutdown period.
Legal Aid ACT: Closing 5pm Friday 24 December, re-opening Tuesday 4 January 2022.
Women's Legal Centre ACT: Closing 5pm Friday 24 December, re-opening Monday 10 January.
Aboriginal Legal Service: Closing Friday 24 December, re-opening Tuesday 4 January and Monday 10 January.