Courts & tribunals

Covid-19 update for the ACT legal profession

22 Oct 2021

Covid-19 update for the ACT legal profession

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

ACT budget initiatives relevant to the legal sector

6 Oct 2021

ACT budget initiatives relevant to the legal sector

For the interest of members, the Law Society has produced a summary of budget initiatives of relevance to the legal sector.

Family Law Update: New merged courts

1 Sep 2021

Family Law Update: New merged courts

The Family Law Committee would like to advise members of recent developments and releases from the new merged Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

What's it like appearing as a witness in Court?

5 Jul 2021

What's it like appearing as a witness in Court?

You may have heard local lawyer Paul Edmonds of our Criminal Law Committee chatting with Georgia Stynes on ABC Radio recently about what it's like appearing as a witness in Court. We've compiled some useful resources on this topic.

ACT profession welcomes new Special Magistrate

5 Jan 2021

ACT profession welcomes new Special Magistrate

The Law Society today offered a warm welcome to the ACT’s newly-appointed Special Magistrate, Jane Campbell.

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.

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