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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.

Road accident compensation slashed

31 Jan 2020

Road accident compensation slashed

From Saturday, Canberrans injured in a road accident that is not their fault will have their compensation slashed.

ACT legal support for bushfire victims

8 Jan 2020

ACT legal support for bushfire victims

The Law Society joins with the chorus legal organisations offering help and support during the bushfires devastating our beautiful country.

Community service in the spotlight at 2019 Awards Night

30 Aug 2019

Community service in the spotlight at 2019 Awards Night

The ACT Law Society’s Annual Dinner and Awards Night, held on Friday 30 August 2019, is an opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to the work of the Law Society over the course of the year. The Dinner is sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher.

ACT Law Society appalled by closure of GDLP program

9 Aug 2019

ACT Law Society appalled by closure of GDLP program

The Law Society is appalled by the decision of the ANU to close down its Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP).

Law Society objects to retrospective legislation

1 Aug 2019

Law Society objects to retrospective legislation

The ACT Law Society expressed strong opposition to recent changes to specific offences in the Crimes Act and the Firearms Act which the ACT Government intends to apply retrospectively.

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.

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