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Federal budget overlooks 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.

ACT Community Legal Centres update

25 Mar 2020

ACT Community Legal Centres update

Community Legal Centres are still delivering free legal assistance to vulnerable members of the community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

ACT Intermediary Program

12 Mar 2020

ACT Intermediary Program

A fact sheet about the operation of the ACT Intermediary Program.

ACT Courts and Tribunal interpreter protocols

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.

Pro Bono: for whose benefit?

14 May 2019

Pro Bono: for whose benefit?

The 2019 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by Karen Fryar AM, former Magistrate of the Australian Capital Territory.

Concerns about omnibus bill stripping FOI rights

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.

Law, Morality and the Public Trust

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.

50th Anniversary of the last judicial execution in 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.

New victims of crime scheme welcomed by ACT Legal Profession

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.

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