The Law Society of South Australia (Society) is a body corporate established and administered pursuant to Division 1 of Part 2 of the Legal Practitioners Act 1981.
“The Law Society of South Australia” (ABN 16
305 983 353) is a registered business name of the Law Society of South
Australia Pty Ltd.
"Law Claims” (ABN 22 570 040 022) is registered business names of the Law Society of South Australia
The Law Society of South Australia deals with
information privacy in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act)
and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) set out in the Privacy Act. We
also deal with Personal Information in accordance with the Spam Act 2003 (Cth)
which imposes restrictions on sending emails and other types of commercial
Society’s policies in relation to the management of Personal Information. This policy can be found here
Professional Indemnity Insurance Scheme
The Law Society operates the Legal
Practitioners Professional Indemnity Insurance Scheme pursuant to s 52 of the Legal
Practitioners Act 1981.
The Law Society of South Australia is not licensed under the Corporations
Act 2001 (Cth) in relation to the operation of the SA
Professional Indemnity Insurance Scheme, and the Scheme is not regulated under
Act 1973 (Cth).
Legal Practitioners' Fidelity Fund
The Legal Practitioners' Fidelity Fund is maintained by the Society pursuant to section 57(1) of the Legal Practitioners Act 1981.
to ASIC class order relief, the Law Society of South Australia is not licensed
under the Corporations
Act 2001 (Cth) in relation to the operation of the Fidelity
The Society is not regulated under the Insurance Act 1973 (Cth) for the purpose of its functions in relation to the Fidelity Fund.
Mandatory Continuing Professional
Development (MCPD) Units
Any MCPD activities and/or units advertised
and/or recorded by the Society as part
of its products and services, are provided as a guide only and attendees are
reminded that the SA MCPD Scheme is based on self-assessment by the
practitioner undertaking it and and accordingly consumers of any CPD products
and/or services must satisfy themselves about the nature and quantity of MCPD
Units they can claim for an activity. Please refer to the MCPD Guidelines for
details at www.lawsocietysa.asn.au/mcpd
Litigation Assistance Fund
The Society acts as trustee for the Litigation Assistance Fund (LAF) pursuant to section 14A of the Legal Practitioners Act 1987.
LAF is a non-profit charitable trust, registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
Pursuant to conditional ASIC exemption (ASIC instrument 21-0256), LAF (through the Society) does not have to hold an Australian Financial Services Licence nor register a managed investment scheme.