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Law Society welcomes report on child and youth protection services

31 Jul 2020

Law Society welcomes report on child and youth protection services

The ACT Law Society has welcomed yesterday's report from the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services on its inquiry into child and youth protection services.

Law Society signs open letter calling on ACT Government to stop imprisoning children

23 Jul 2020

Law Society signs open letter calling on ACT Government to stop imprisoning children

The ACT Law Society has joined with a collective of service delivery, human rights, legal, and representative organisations to call on the ACT Government to raise the age of criminal responsibility in the territory.

Law Society reaffirms opposition to anti-consorting laws

23 Jul 2020

Law Society reaffirms opposition to anti-consorting laws

The ACT Law Society today reaffirmed its opposition to anti-consorting laws, which were proposed this week by the ACT Liberals. 

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.

Statement on sexual harassment in the legal profession

23 Jun 2020

Statement on sexual harassment in the legal profession

The ACT Law Society is both alarmed and deeply disappointed at the reported findings of sexual harassment by a former member of the highest and most respected legal institution in the land.

Law Society introduces new CEO

17 Jun 2020

Law Society introduces new CEO

The President and Council of the ACT Law Society have issued a warm welcome to new Chief Executive Officer Simone Carton.

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.

Missed opportunity to address elder abuse

7 May 2020

Missed opportunity to address elder abuse

The ACT legal profession today expressed dismay at the ACT Government’s introduction of flawed legislation to address elder abuse.

 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.

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