Professional and Ethics Assistance

Society members have access to a range of resources around mentoring, advisory services, and/or working through ethical or practice matters.

Applied Legal Ethics (QLS) – Lawyers’ ethics are principles and values which, along with conduct rules and common law, regulate a lawyer’s behaviour. They act as a guide to ensure right conduct in the daily practice of law. This resource aims to equip lawyers with the information and the tools they need to act ethically at all times, while also providing the community with an insight into legal ethics.

Ethics Resources (NSW) – Ethical considerations are an inherent part of practising law due to the multiple obligations lawyers owe their clients, the courts, the profession and the public. With so many interests to serve, the right path to take is not always clear. These resources have been developed to assist.

Senior Practitioners List (Tas) The Senior Practitioners List is a list established and administered by the Society. This List consists of a panel of appointed senior practitioners (which may include recently retired practitioners) who are willing and able to provide, on a voluntary basis, confidential consultations to members of the profession about ethical or practice matters.

Complaints – Member Adviser Service (Tas) – This is a service, facilitated by a number of senior members of the profession, which is available to help local legal practitioners through the complaints process. Responding to a complaint can be stressful, difficult and time-consuming, and the best approach is not always obvious.