Courts & tribunals

Coronavirus update for the ACT legal profession

6 Aug 2020

Coronavirus update for the ACT legal profession

Updates on the situation in relation to COVID-19, including event cancellations and Court arrangements.

Law Society welcomes repeal of law removing right to trial by jury

2 Jul 2020

Law Society welcomes repeal of law removing right to trial by jury

The ACT Law Society today welcomed the repeal of legislation that removed a defendant's right to a fair trial. The Society had previously condemned the introduction of this law.

Law Society welcomes return of jury trials in Canberra

18 May 2020

Law Society welcomes return of jury trials in Canberra

The ACT Law Society welcomes the announcement that jury trials will recommence on 15 June 2020.

 Law Society condemns ACT Government’s removal of right to trial by jury

2 Apr 2020

Law Society condemns ACT Government’s removal of right to trial by jury

The ACT Law Society today condemned the ACT Government's removal of a defendant's right to a fair trial.

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.

Law Society welcomes ACT's newest Judge

22 May 2019

Law Society welcomes ACT's newest Judge

The Law Society issued a warm welcome to The Honourable Acting Justice Robert Crowe, who has joined the bench of the ACT Supreme Court.

Law Society welcomes new ACT Magistrates

9 Apr 2019

Law Society welcomes new ACT Magistrates

The ACT Law Society welcomed the appointment of local barristers James Lawton and James Stewart to the bench of the ACT Magistrates Court.

ACT Law Society welcomes new DPP

11 Dec 2018

ACT Law Society welcomes new DPP

The Society was pleased to learn of the appointment of Shane Drumgold as the new director of the ACT DPP.

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