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Law Society welcomes repeal of law removing right to trial by jury

2 Jul 2020

Law Society welcomes repeal of law removing right to trial by jury

The ACT Law Society today welcomed the repeal of legislation that removed a defendant's right to a fair trial. The Society had previously condemned the introduction of this law.

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 Society introduces new CEO

17 Jun 2020

Law Society introduces new CEO

The President and Council of the ACT Law Society have issued a warm welcome to new Chief Executive Officer Simone Carton.

Law Society welcomes return of jury trials in Canberra

18 May 2020

Law Society welcomes return of jury trials in Canberra

The ACT Law Society welcomes the announcement that jury trials will recommence on 15 June 2020.

Missed opportunity to address elder abuse

7 May 2020

Missed opportunity to address elder abuse

The ACT legal profession today expressed dismay at the ACT Government’s introduction of flawed legislation to address elder abuse.

 Law Society condemns ACT Government’s removal of right to trial by jury

2 Apr 2020

Law Society condemns ACT Government’s removal of right to trial by jury

The ACT Law Society today condemned the ACT Government's removal of a defendant's right to a fair trial.

Road accident compensation slashed

31 Jan 2020

Road accident compensation slashed

From Saturday, Canberrans injured in a road accident that is not their fault will have their compensation slashed.

ACT legal support for bushfire victims

8 Jan 2020

ACT legal support for bushfire victims

The Law Society joins with the chorus legal organisations offering help and support during the bushfires devastating our beautiful country.

Community service in the spotlight at 2019 Awards Night

30 Aug 2019

Community service in the spotlight at 2019 Awards Night

The ACT Law Society’s Annual Dinner and Awards Night, held on Friday 30 August 2019, is an opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to the work of the Law Society over the course of the year. The Dinner is sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher.

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