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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.
20 Aug 2020
Law Society welcomes first steps towards stopping children being imprisoned
The ACT Law Society today welcomed the Legislative Assembly's first tentative steps towards raising the age of criminal resposibility from 10 to 14 years, to keep children out of prison.
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.