community services

Community Legal Services

The Law Society regulates for the benefit of consumers of legal services. This regulatory service includes maintaining professional standards, protecting client and public monies, handling complaints about professional conduct and prosecuting disciplinary matters. Other statutory services provided by the Society to the community include the register of law firms and practitioners and grants to community legal services.

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Legal Advice Bureau

If you have a legal problem and you don't know what to do or you think you have a legal problem but you are not sure, why not make an appointment to discuss it free of charge with a member of the Law Society.

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ACT Pro-Bono Clearing House

Do you need legal advice but can't afford to pay professional legal fees? Does your legal need fall outside established guidelines for legal assistance, like Legal Aid? The Law Society, the ACT legal profession and Community Legal Centres understand that this can happen and have established the ACT Pro Bono Clearing House to help.

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ACT Emergency Legal Help Plan

The ACT Legal Assistance Forum have developed an Emergency Legal Help Plan which would be activated in the event of a disaster such as the 2003 bushfires.

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Law Week

National Law Week is an annual event held in May across Australia. Law Week’s goal is to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society. The theme of National Law Week for 2015 is “Magna Carta: Commemorating 800 years”.

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The ACT Law Society Foundation

The ACT Law Society Foundation will be a visible and enduring expression of the ACT legal profession’s connection with, and concern and support for, Canberra and its charities and worthy causes.

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