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Townsville Workshop

Queensland Law Society is heading to Townsville to present a full-day professional development workshop built in consultation with the local district law association. Topics include wellbeing, ethics, trust accounting, and the impact of technology on the legal operating environment. The day will conclude with a regional roundtable to discuss issues affecting the profession.

A networking function will be held at the conclusion of the Townsville workshop from 5 - 7pm. Tickets are complimentary for registered Townsville workshop delegates.

Solicitor Advocate Course

By attending this intensive, full-day advocacy course conducted at the courts, delegates will increase their skill base for advocacy work in courts and tribunals and enhance their ability to deliver personalised and effective advocacy.

The QLS Ethics Centre have partnered with the Australian Advocacy Institute to offer an outstanding introductory course that combines theory and practical sessions with participants performing set advocacy tasks in a group before an instructor.

Evaluation of the Mental Health Act 2016 Implementation

On 5 March 2017, the Queensland Mental Health Act 2000 was replaced with the Mental Health Act 2016.  To prepare for key changes in the new Act an implementation project was conducted for 12 months before the changes commenced. The Department of Health is now evaluating the implementation project to review how the new Act has been applied in mental health services and consider whether key changes have been implemented effectively.

Clinical Legal Studies Poster Presentations

Join us for a function and JCU Clinical Legal Studies student poster presentations on a Queensland Human Rights Act.

The Queensland Government is considering its response to 2016’s Human Rights Act Parliamentary Committee report. What would a Human Rights Act mean for Queenslanders? How could it improve lives?

Townsville Community Legal Service and James Cook University School of Law will hold an event addressing these questions at 5.30pm on Friday 27 October 2017.

Judge for Yourself

Queenslanders can put themselves in the judge’s shoes at free events looking at sentencing being held across the state.

During June and July 2017, the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council is running community sessions to explore the complexities of sentencing.

Participants will uncover details of a sentencing hearing based on real events and have the chance to have their say on what sentence the offender should get.

Judge for Yourself

Queenslanders can put themselves in the judge’s shoes at free events looking at sentencing being held across the state.

During June and July 2017, the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council is running community sessions to explore the complexities of sentencing.

Participants will uncover details of a sentencing hearing based on real events and have the chance to have their say on what sentence the offender should get.

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