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21 Sep 2023
Meet our new President and Council
The ACT Law Society has a new President, with Tim Dingwall elected to the position for 2023-24 after serving four years on the Council.
13 Sep 2023
ACT Law Society welcomes new ACAT President
The ACT Law Society congratulates Ms Mary-Therese Daniel on her appointment as President of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT).
12 Sep 2023
ACT Law Society welcomes new Human Rights Commissioner
The ACT Law Society congratulates Professor Penelope Mathew on her appointment as President and Human Rights Commissioner of the ACT Human Rights Commission.
8 Aug 2023
Statement on the Sofronoff Report
The ACT Law Society acknowledges the findings published yesterday of the Board of Inquiry led by Mr Walter Sofronoff KC into the criminal justice system in the ACT and the ACT Government’s interim response.
28 Jul 2023
Statement on the Voice to Parliament
The ACT Law Society Council (Council) accepts the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which includes the call for the constitutionally enshrined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
26 Jul 2023
ACT Legal Profession Welcomes New Supreme Court Judge
The ACT Law Society extends its congratulations and welcomes the appointment of the newest resident judge for the ACT, Magistrate Louise Taylor.
8 May 2023
Statement on raising the age of criminal responsibility
The ACT Law Society is pleased that the ACT will soon become the first Australian jurisdiction to raise the age of criminal responsibility, keeping children out of the prison system. However, we are concerned that the proposed changes do not go far enough to bring us into line with United Nations standards.
8 May 2023
Law week in the ACT
Every year in May, the ACT Law Society coordinates Law Week in Canberra — five days of events to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society.
3 Apr 2023
Local profession welcomes promotion of her Honour Justice McWilliam
The Law Society congratulates Associate Justice Verity McWilliam on her promotion to Resident Judge of the ACT Supreme Court.