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Coronavirus update for the ACT legal profession

18 Jan 2021

Coronavirus update for the ACT legal profession

Updates on the situation in relation to COVID-19, including event cancellations and Court arrangements.

Use of the Settlements Office

1 Dec 2020

Use of the Settlements Office

There have been small changes to the rules for attendance at Settlements.

Update on Strata reform

26 Nov 2020

Update on Strata reform

Members practicing in conveyancing, property law or strata-related matters should be aware that there have been a number of recent legislative changes relating to strata reform and associated conveyancing requirements.

Statement on proposed Family Court merger

23 Nov 2020

Statement on proposed Family Court merger

The Law Council of Australia released a statement today condemning the proposed merger of the specialist Family Law Court into the Federal Circuit Court. The ACT Law Society agrees with this position, and supports the continued independence of the Family Court of Australia.

Family Law Update November 2020

2 Nov 2020

Family Law Update November 2020

The Family Law Committee is pleased to introduce their new regular news update.

Federal budget overlooks legal assistance sector

7 Oct 2020

Federal budget overlooks legal assistance sector

The ACT Law Society has joined our colleagues at the Law Council of Australia in expressing disappointment at the federal government’s failure to properly fund the legal assistance sector in its newly-announced budget.

Farewell Tony Kidney

2 Oct 2020

Farewell Tony Kidney

The Law Society was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Tony Kidney on Thursday 1 October 2020.

Tips for managing the legal workforce as COVID-19 restrictions ease in the ACT

23 Sep 2020

Tips for managing the legal workforce as COVID-19 restrictions ease in the ACT

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the Law Society’s Industrial Relations Committee has published a guide to help ACT Law Firms navigate HR questions related to this phase.

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