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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.