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14 Jul 2021
National profile highlights Canberra’s unique legal profession
The average Canberra lawyer has been revealed – she’s under forty, and most likely works in the government legal sector. Elsewhere in Australia, the average lawyer is over forty, and in private practice.
7 May 2021
ACT Law Society calls for increased funding to close justice gap
The Society calls on governments to invest in access to justice for all Canberrans by raising the current level of funding to the legal assistance sector.
6 May 2021
Law Week showcases legal issues in the ACT
Every year in May, the ACT Law Society coordinates Law Week in Canberra — six days of events to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society.
22 Jan 2021
Statement on raising the age of criminal responsibility
The ACT Law Society has again called attention to the need for swift action on raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years.
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.
1 Dec 2020
Law Society welcomes launch of Capacity Toolkit helping lawyers support clients with disability
Today the ACT Law Society welcomed the launch of the ACT's Capacity Toolkit and Guidelines.
24 Sep 2020
Election of Law Society Council for 2020-21
The new Council of the Law Society of the ACT was announced at the Society’s AGM on Thursday 24 September 2020.
24 Sep 2020
Elizabeth Carroll elected Law Society President
Elizabeth Carroll has been elected President of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory for 2020-21.
26 Aug 2020
Criminal offence a heavy handed approach to conversion therapy
The Law Society is opposed to the reprehensible practice of 'conversion therapy', and strongly supports the policy intent behind the Sexuality and Gender Identity Conversion Practices Bill 2020, however we do not agree with the creation of a new criminal offence in this case.