Society Activities

The peak representative body of the legal profession in Tasmania is the Law Society. Information about the Law Society of Tasmania’s strategies and obligations download the Society’s Strategic Plan. A list of some of the Society’s activities is tabled below.

Date Activity
13/3/2021 The President, Law Council of Australia Director Rohan Foon and the Executive Director attended the quarterly Law Council of Australia Directors meeting
12/3/2021 The President, Law Council of Australia Director Rohan Foon and the Executive Director attended the annual Queensland Law Society dinner
12/3/2021 The President and the Executive Director attended a meeting of the Conference of Law Societies
12/3/2021 The Executive Director attended a meeting of law society CEO’s followed by a meeting of Law Society and Bar Association CEO’s
12/3/2021 The President attended a meeting of Law Society Presidents
11/3/2021 The Society provided nominations to the Attorney-General in regards to the Judicial Appointments Assessment Panel
4/3/2021 Members of the litigation committee and the Executive Director attended a Department of Justice briefing on the Commissions of Inquiry Bill
4/3/2021 Family Law committee meeting
4/3/2021 The Executive Director met with the Director of Tasmania Legal Aid
3/3/2021 The Executive Director attended a meeting of Law Society CEO’s
1/3/2021 The Society provided a submission to the government in relation to the Child Safe Organisations Bill 2020
1/3/2021 Property & Commercial Law Committee Meeting
26/2/2021 Executive Director participated in a Law Council of Australia strategic planning meeting
24/2/2021 Inaugural Wellbeing Committee meeting
23/2/2021 Criminal Law Committee meeting
19/5/2021 The Executive Director met with representatives of the Tasmanian University Law Society
18/2/2021 Centre for Legal Studies Ltd directors meeting
16/2/2021 Employment, Diversity and Inclusion Committee meeting
15/2/2021 Executive Committee meeting
12/2/2021 The President had a meeting about nomination for Australia Day Honours (Local nomination).
11/2/2021 Published embargoed press Statement: Protocol for the raising of concerns between the profession and the Supreme Court of Tasmania.
11/2/2021 Published press release: Federal Circuit Judge Replacement Needed
11/2/2021 The President participated in ABC News Hobart interview about the Federal Circuit Court of Australia at Hobart and judicial resources
11/2/2021 The President had a meeting with the Tasmanian Bar President to formulate joint press release about allegation relating to a Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmanian
11/2/2021 The President was contacted by ABC News Hobart about the Supreme Court of Tasmania
11/2/2021 The Executive Director and Chair of the Employment, Diversity and Inclusion Committee attended the sexual harassment working group meeting
10/2/2021 The President held a meeting with Chief Justice Blow and Justice Wood, Supreme Court of Tasmania
10/2/2021 The President held a telephone conference with Queensland Law Society President Elizabeth Shearer about March 2020 Conference of Law Societies meeting
10/2/2021 The President spoke to ABC News about possible backlog of civil cases in the Supreme Court and related issues
10/2/2021 The President spoke to the Mercury newspaper about the Supreme Court of Tasmania
7/2/2021 The President spoke to the Advocate newspaper about the Supreme Court of Tasmania
4/2/2021 The President had a meeting about nomination for Australia Day Honours (Federal jurisdiction nomination)
3/2/2021 The Executive Director attended a meeting of Law society CEO’s
3/2/22021 The President discussed with the Tasmanian Bar President and letter prepared and sent to Supreme Court of Tasmania about judicial conduct
2/2/2021 Elder & Succession Law Committee Meeting
2/2/2021 Board of Legal Education Meeting
2/2/2021 Litigation Committee Meeting
2/2/2021 The President and Executive Director along with Mary Anne Ryan (on behalf of the Tasmanian Bar) met with the Attorney General to discuss judicial appointments protocol
1/2/2021 Property & Commercial Law Committee Meeting
1/2/2021 The President and Executive Director met with the Tasmanian Bar
31/01/2021 The President spoke to Sandra Taglieri SC (Tasmanian Bar President) about judicial conduct matter
30/01/2021 The President spoke to Sandra Taglieri SC (Tasmanian Bar President) about judicial conduct matter
29/1/2021 Council meeting
29/01/2021 Legal Profession Dinner 2021
29/01/2021 Opening of the Legal Year
29/01/2021 The Executive Director met with the Chair and CEO of the Legal Services Council
28/01/2021 The President wrote to Magistrate Webster on his Australian Day Honour
22/01/2021 Continuing Professional Development Committee meeting
22/01/2021 Provided comment to Nick Clark of the Examiner on the appointment of three (3) acting judges, the criminal backlog and related issues.
22/01/2021 The President spoke to Jackson Worthington from the Examiner Newspaper about a proposal to double the amount of time before people can get divorced
21/01/2021 The President held a Zoom meeting with Bernie Sugano and Jon Bartman about App4Legal and potential Partnership Opportunities
21/01/2021 The President had a brief off the record chat with ABC News Hobart about the Productivity Commission report on Government Services 2021 (justice; emergency management)
21/01/2021 The President was interviewed by ABC radio mornings show about the Smithton Court
21/01/2021 The President spoke to Rob Inglis from the Examiner and Advocate Newspapers about the Law Society submission to the Burnie Court stakeholder group
20/01/2021 The President spoke to Jonathan Smith about the Smithton Court
20/01/2021 The President spoke to Rob Inglis from the Examiner and Advocate Newspapers about the Smithton Court
18/1/2021 The President and Executive Director met with the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Justice
13/1/2021 The President spoke to the Law Society Family Law Committee chair, Kate Mooney SC about the harmonisation of the Family Law Rules 2004 and the Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001
11/1/2021 The President spoke to the FLPA Child Protection sub committee co-chairs Helen Bassett and Jacinta Hamilton about improving the child protection system in Tasmania