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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
15/3/2022 Executive Director attended Tenants Union launch of educational materials.
15/3/2022 Employment, Diversity and Inclusion Committee meeting.
10/3/2022 Centre For Legal Studies AGM and Ordinary Board meeting.
10/3/2022 President, Simon Gates interviewed by the Mercury regarding the news that the Centre for Legal Studies and University of Tasmania working together to deliver Practical Legal Training for 2023.
10/3/2022 President, Simon Gates interviewed by the Examiner regarding the passage of amendments to the Criminal Code Act to allow for Judge Alone Trials.
9/3/2022 Executive Director attended International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives Committee meeting.
8/3/2022 President, Simon Gates quoted on ABC News: Concern for state’s law system as academics leave, University of Tasmania ‘moves away’ from ‘intimate’ teaching.
7/3/2022 President, Simon Gates quoted on ABC News: Regarding changes to delivery of legal education at the University of Tasmania.
7/3/2022 Property and Commercial Law Committee meeting.
4/3/2022 Criminal Law Conference over 3 Days.
4/3/2022 Vice President Amanda Thompson attended the Asian Australian Lawyers Association Launch.
3/3/2022 Family Law Committee meeting.
2/3/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger monthly meeting with Vincenzo Caltabiano from Tasmania Legal Aid.
2/3/2022 President and Executive Director attended a meeting of the Preliminary Proceedings Application List working group.
2/3/2022 Executive Director attended the Law Society CEO’s Fortnightly Meeting.
2/3/2022 President, Simon Gates quoted in Examiner Newspaper article: University of Tasmania will call for new tenders to its Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
2/3/2022 President, Simon Gates quoted in Mercury Newspaper article: University of Tasmania and TAS legal arena and Education – In the process the University is jeopardising the long history of the Law School and the Profession working in partnership.
1/3/2022 Meeting of the Executive Committee.
28/2/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger weekly meeting with President, Simon Gates.
28/2/2022 Deputy Executive Director, Francesca Beattie, meeting with Recorder of Titles, Robert Manning, LTO re planning law and subdivision reform.
28/2/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger weekly meeting with President, Simon Gates.
25/2/2022 President, Simon Gates attended and spoke at the retirement sitting for the Honourable Justice Duncan Kerr, Chev LH Ceremony, Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia.
25/2/2022 Executive Director attended the retirement sitting for the Honourable Justice Duncan Kerr, Chev LH Ceremony, Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia.
25/2/2022 President, Simon Gates attended and spoke at Justice McElwaine’s Welcome Ceremony, Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia.
25/2/2022 Executive Director attended Justice McElwaine’s Welcome Ceremony, Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia.
24/2/2022 President, Simon Gates interviewed on ABC radio mornings program about University of Tasmania.
23/2/2022 Wellbeing Committee meeting
22/2/2022 President. Simon Gates and Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger attended the youth justice reforms working group meeting.
22/2/2022 Criminal Law Committee meeting.
22/2/2022 Elder and Succession Law Committee meeting.
22/2/2022 Criminal Law Committee Submission on the Draft Criminal Code Amendment Bill 2022.
21/02/2022 Deputy Executive Director, Francesca Beattie Elder and Succession Law Public Trustee Working Group meeting.
21/02/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger weekly meeting with President, Simon Gates.
18/02/2022 Deputy Executive Director, Francesca Beattie meeting of a subcommittee of the Elder & Succession Law Committee. Review: Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Public Trustee.
16/2/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger weekly meeting with President, Simon Gates.
16/02/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger attended the Law Society CEO’s fortnightly meeting.
16/02/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger Pro Bono Committee meeting.
15/02/2022 Employment, Diversity and Inclusion Committee meeting.
14/02/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger weekly meeting with President, Simon Gates.
11/02/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger met with new Public Trustee CEO Todd Kennedy.
10/02/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger Centre for Legal Studies Board meeting.
09/02/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger attended the IILACE Executive Committee meeting.
07/02/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger and President Simon Gates met with Vincenzo Caltabiano Director, Tasmanian Legal Aid Commission to discuss delays in processing applications for grants of aid.
07/02/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger attended the Hobart Magistrates Court User Group meeting.
07/02/2022 Deputy Executive Director, Francesca Beattie Property and Commercial Law Committee meeting.
07/02/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger weekly meeting with President, Simon Gates.
07/02/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger Youth Justice Reforms discussion with interested parties.
02/02/2022 Deputy Director, Francesca Beattie met with Recorder of Titles.
01/02/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger Litigation Committee meeting.
01/02/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger Board of Legal Education Board meeting.
31/01/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger weekly meeting with President, Simon Gates.
28/01/2022 First Council Meeting for 2022 held via zoom.
28/01/2022 Opening of the Legal Year Dinner postponed.
24/01/2022 Southern Young Lawyers Committee meeting.
24/01/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger weekly meeting with President, Simon Gates.
20/01/2022 President, Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger and Council members met with Kristy Bourne, Department of Justice regarding the Burnie Court design
19/01/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger and Deputy Executive Director, Francesca Beattie met with LegalSuper regarding Sponsorship.
19/01/2022 Deputy Executive Director, Francesca Beattie Continuing Professional Development committee meeting.
17/01/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger weekly meeting with President, Simon Gates.
17/01/2022 Vice President Amanda Thompson spoke at the ceremonial sitting for new Magistrate Duvnjak.
13/01/2022 Deputy Executive Director, Francesca Beattie met with IT Tempus to discuss ongoing website development.
11/01/2022 President, Simon Gates and Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger met with Kristy Bourne, Justice Tasmania regarding the Burnie Court redevelopment.
11/01/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger met with Geetha Nair from the Australian Government Solicitor to discuss Tasmanian Pro Bono work.
10/01/2022 Executive Director, Luke Rheinberger weekly meeting with President, Simon Gates.