Access to justice
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7 May 2021
ACT Law Society calls for increased funding to close justice gap
The Society calls on governments to invest in access to justice for all Canberrans by raising the current level of funding to the legal assistance sector.
7 Oct 2020
Federal budget overlooks legal assistance sector
The ACT Law Society has joined our colleagues at the Law Council of Australia in expressing disappointment at the federal government’s failure to properly fund the legal assistance sector in its newly-announced budget.
12 Mar 2020
ACT Intermediary Program
A fact sheet about the operation of the ACT Intermediary Program.
27 Feb 2020
ACT Courts and Tribunal interpreter protocols
The ACT Supreme Court, ACT Magistrates Court and ACAT have developed a Protocol to guide the use of interpreters in court and tribunal proceedings.
14 May 2019
Pro Bono: for whose benefit?
The 2019 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by Karen Fryar AM, former Magistrate of the Australian Capital Territory.
13 May 2019
Concerns about omnibus bill stripping FOI rights
The Law Society urged the Government to withdraw part of an omnibus bill that will remove the right of a person to obtain information about themselves.
16 May 2017
Law, Morality and the Public Trust
The 2017 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by Justin Gleeson SC, former Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
3 Feb 2017
50th Anniversary of the last judicial execution in Australia
On this significant anniversary of the last judicial execution in Australia, it is important to acknowledge the high quality of the justice system in Australia and in particular, its evolving humanity.
2 Feb 2017
New victims of crime scheme welcomed by ACT Legal Profession
ACT Law Society President Sarah Avery has commended the ACT Government on the new Victims of Crime Scheme.