The Law Society of New South Wales proposes new rules to modernise Law Society governance for the future

The Law society of New South Wales has proposed new rules to modernise the Law Society governance to help the body modernise. Guided by a recent membership online survey and advice from corporate governance experts Cameron Ralph Khoury, the Council identified four key areas to improve its effectiveness and agility in representing the profession. The…

Research shows a majority of solicitors in New South Wales hope changes to legal practice will remain in place

Research commissioned by the Law Society of New South Wales in Australia shows a majority of solicitors hope changes to legal practice brought about by COVID-19 remain in place. Respondents note that the move to remote delivery of legal services has brought a net benefit with the vast majority of solicitors in NSW hoping to…

The Law Society of New South Wales launches resource for working with clients suffering domestic abuse

The Law Society of New South Wales has launched a new resource which provides guidance to lawyers working with individuals who have or are at risk of suffering domestic violence. The Law Society of New South Wales has launched this resource aimed at helping lawyers deal with clients suffering domestic abuse as it is lawyers…

Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner outlines guidance for legal professionals when dealing with unvaccinated clients.

In an attempt to mitigate some of the challenges posed by society opening back up after lockdown, the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner (VLSBC) has issued guidance for dealing with unvaccinated clients. These include general guidance on providing a safe working environment for you staff, as well as advice for new clients and existing…

The Law Society of New South Wales releases guide to help law firms tackle discrimination and harassment

The Law Society of New South Wales (NSW) has released a guide to assist NSW law firms to identify and eliminate discrimination and harassment, both in employment practices in the workplace and during the recruitment process. The guide includes a checklist-style approach to decision-making and implementation procedure. Helping firms to ensure they are meeting best…

Law Society of New South Wales launches new portal addressing sexual harassment in the workplace

The Law Society of New South Wales (NSW) has launched a new portal focusing on the issue of sexual harassment in the legal workplace. The portal is aimed to provide assistance and guidance to those who have experienced sexual harassment, as well as providing steps that solicitors can take if they have witnessed sexual harassment,…

Law Society of New South Wales welcomes new advocacy service for cognitively impaired users

The Law Society of New South Wales (NSW) has welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to invest $28million in to the Justice Advocacy Service (JAS) and the establishment of a new court-based diversion program for individuals with a cognitive impairment.  JAS is a support service provided to victims, witnesses and defendants with a cognitive impairment. The…

Law Society of New South Wales urges firms to commit to the elimination of sexual harassment in the workplace

The Law Society of New South Wales (NSW) has called for law firms and legal practices around NSW to affirm their commitment to eliminating sexual discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace by signing up to the Law Society’s ‘Charter for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession’. President of the Law Society of…

Law Society of New South Wales launches online program for future lawyers

The Law Society of New South Wales has launched an online mentoring program for over 650 high school students across the state in the wake of ongoing social distancing requirements. The Future Lawyers programme is running over 6 weeks with different topics and lectures being given to students on topics such as an Introduction to…

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