Guidelines

Electronic witnessing of documents

6 Oct 2021

Electronic witnessing of documents

Guidance to members for electronic witnessing of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Contact with the complainant in family violence or sexual assault matters

27 Aug 2021

Contact with the complainant in family violence or sexual assault matters

Guidance note regarding coming into contact with the complainant in family violence and/or sexual assault cases.

Cross examination in family violence cases

27 Aug 2021

Cross examination in family violence cases

Information about new provisions in the Family Law Act restricting cross examination in circumstances involving allegations of family violence.

Capacity Guidelines and Toolkit

1 Dec 2020

Capacity Guidelines and Toolkit

Equipping lawyers with practical resources to assess a client's capacity and make adjustments so clients can give meaningful instructions.

Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in relation to Elder Financial Abuse

23 Sep 2020

Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in relation to Elder Financial Abuse

Guidance for legal practitioners to identify and address potential issues regarding elder financial abuse.

Tips for managing the legal workforce as COVID-19 restrictions ease in the ACT

23 Sep 2020

Tips for managing the legal workforce as COVID-19 restrictions ease in the ACT

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the Law Society’s Industrial Relations Committee has published a guide to help ACT Law Firms navigate HR questions related to this phase.

Remote working and confidentiality

15 Apr 2020

Remote working and confidentiality

Guidance for law practices on supervision of staff working remotely and ensuring confidentiality of client information.

Witnessing Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

14 Apr 2020

Witnessing Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Guidance on witnessing Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney when not attending on clients face to face.

Guidance on crowdfunding legal services

2 Jan 2020

Guidance on crowdfunding legal services

The Law Council of Australia has released guidance for legal practitioners on the use of crowdfunding in litigation.

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