Ethics

Statement on sexual harassment in the legal profession

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.

Law, Morality and the Public Trust

16 May 2017

Law, Morality and the Public Trust

The 2017 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by Justin Gleeson SC, former Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Dealing with a disputed Will

3 Apr 2017

Dealing with a disputed Will

This guidance note sets out general instructions if a Will you have prepared is seriously disputed in contested probate proceedings.

50th Anniversary of the last judicial execution in Australia

3 Feb 2017

50th Anniversary of the last judicial execution in Australia

On this significant anniversary of the last judicial execution in Australia, it is important to acknowledge the high quality of the justice system in Australia and in particular, its evolving humanity.

The Individual Judge

13 May 2014

The Individual Judge

The 2014 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by The Hon Susan Kiefel AC, Justice of the High Court of Australia.

The Courts and the Community

15 May 2012

The Courts and the Community

The 2012 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by The Hon Michael Black AC QC, former Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.

The Government Lawyer

7 Sep 2011

The Government Lawyer

The 2011 Richardson Oration, delivered by Damian Bugg AM QC.

Sentencing and judicial discretion

17 May 2011

Sentencing and judicial discretion

The 2011 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by The Hon Virginia Bell AC, Justice of the High Court of Australia.

Injustice within the law — an update

18 May 2010

Injustice within the law — an update

The 2010 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by Julian Burnside QC, human rights and refugee advocate.

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