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Law Society welcomes local appointment to Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

13 Dec 2021

Law Society welcomes local appointment to Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

The ACT Law Society congratulates local solicitor Gavin Mansfield on his appointment to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

ACT legal profession welcomes new Chief Justice

23 Nov 2021

ACT legal profession welcomes new Chief Justice

The Society offered a warm welcome to Justice Lucy McCallum, who has been announced as the new Chief Justice of the ACT Supreme Court.

Election of Law Society Council for 2021-22

23 Sep 2021

Election of Law Society Council for 2021-22

The new Council of the Law Society of the ACT was announced at the Society’s AGM on Thursday 23 September 2021.

Law Society donates to help local charity reach its Raw Potential

14 Sep 2021

Law Society donates to help local charity reach its Raw Potential

The ACT Law Society today announced a donation of just over fifteen thousand dollars fundraised for local charity Raw Potential Canberra.

Celebrating Canberra’s inspirational lawyers

3 Sep 2021

Celebrating Canberra’s inspirational lawyers

The Law Society’s ACT Law Awards recognise the outstanding local lawyers and firms who contribute to the Canberra community.

National profile highlights Canberra’s unique legal profession

14 Jul 2021

National profile highlights Canberra’s unique legal profession

The average Canberra lawyer has been revealed – she’s under forty, and most likely works in the government legal sector. Elsewhere in Australia, the average lawyer is over forty, and in private practice.

ACT Law Society calls for increased funding to close justice gap

7 May 2021

ACT Law Society calls for increased funding to close justice gap

The Society calls on governments to invest in access to justice for all Canberrans by raising the current level of funding to the legal assistance sector.

Law Week showcases legal issues in the ACT

6 May 2021

Law Week showcases legal issues in the ACT

Every year in May, the ACT Law Society coordinates Law Week in Canberra — six days of events to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society.

Statement on raising the age of criminal responsibility

22 Jan 2021

Statement on raising the age of criminal responsibility

The ACT Law Society has again called attention to the need for swift action on raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years.

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