On 3 March 2023 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger and I met with the University of Tasmania to discuss matters at the Law School generally but specifically attraction and retention issues, in both the regions and metropolitan areas. It is evident that both the private profession and government are struggling to recruit and importantly retain both professional and administrative staff. All parties agreed that dealing with these issues from law school is a positive step, and a number of ideas will be advanced in the near future.
Issues regarding slow disclosure have been raised by some criminal practitioners and I have written to the Commissioner of Police regarding the issue. The matter is being looked at by Council and the Criminal Law Committee and the Society would like to hear from any criminal law practitioners with examples of significant delay in disclosure issues. Please contact me directly.