frequently asked questions

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the lawyer/client relationship

Information about a Solicitors' duties and obligations, what they must tell you, how trust accounts work, how you can help your solicitor, and how to make a complaint.

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common legal questions answered

These pages contain preliminary information about some areas of law and legal procedure. They are not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. The Law Society recommends that you consult a solicitor if you need specific legal advice.

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community services

Information about community services provided by the ACT Law Society, including the Legal Advice Bureau, the ACT Pro Bono Clearing House, Annual Law Week, and statutory services.

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regulation of the profession

Information about the Legal Profession Act and Regulations, the Solicitors' Conduct Rules, and the Register of Disciplinary Action.

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information for law students

Information about what the Law Society can offer law students.

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trust account examiners

How to be recognised as a Designated External Examiner in the ACT.

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contracts for purchase

The Standard ACT Tenancy Agreement and the ACT Contract for Sale can be purchased from the Law Society.

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positions vacant

Legal positions available.

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useful links

Links to legal resources, including legal advice, community legal centres, and the courts.

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