Guidelines

Electronic witnessing of documents during the COVID-19 emergency period

1 Nov 2022

Electronic witnessing of documents during the COVID-19 emergency period

Guidance to members for electronic witnessing of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney during the COVID-19 emergency period.

How to lawfully hold and dispose of Wills and Safe Custody Documents

16 Mar 2022

How to lawfully hold and dispose of Wills and Safe Custody Documents

The Legal Profession Act & Ethics Committee clarifies how safe custody documents should be held and disposed of.

Contact with the complainant in family violence or sexual assault matters

27 Aug 2021

Contact with the complainant in family violence or sexual assault matters

Guidance note regarding coming into contact with the complainant in family violence and/or sexual assault cases.

Cross examination in family violence cases

27 Aug 2021

Cross examination in family violence cases

Information about new provisions in the Family Law Act restricting cross examination in circumstances involving allegations of family violence.

On whose authority can a law practice disburse trust money?

5 Jul 2021

On whose authority can a law practice disburse trust money?

A case study from the 'Ethics and standards in practice' series.

Secure express instructions when dealing with trust money

29 Mar 2021

Secure express instructions when dealing with trust money

A case study from the 'Ethics and standards in practice' series.

Let's hold back some money in Trust

14 Dec 2020

Let's hold back some money in Trust

A case study from the 'Ethics and standards in practice' series.

Capacity Guidelines and Toolkit

1 Dec 2020

Capacity Guidelines and Toolkit

Equipping lawyers with practical resources to assess a client's capacity and make adjustments so clients can give meaningful instructions.

Managing the legal workforce as COVID-19 restrictions ease

23 Sep 2020

Managing the legal workforce as COVID-19 restrictions ease

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, there are a few HR questions on the minds of workplaces about how to manage staff during this phase. The Law Society’s Industrial Relations Committee has published this guide to help ACT Law Firms navigate this period.

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