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Nov 11, 2019 – Guidelines relating to Bullying, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment adopted by the Council at its meeting on 4 November 2019
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Sep 21, 2020 – In its 2017 report, Elder Abuse: A National Legal Response, the Australian Law Reform Commission proposed that best practice guidelines be developed for legal practitioners in relation to the preparation and execution of wills and other advance plann
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Feb 1, 2021 – Crowd-funding has obvious access to justice benefits and can be a valid and valuable source of funding for legal services. 2. The purpose of this document is to improve understanding of crowd-funding and highlight the relevant ethical and profession
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Jul 14, 2020 – This publication sets out some of the more significant judicial and legislative developments during the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018 which may bear upon a South Australian legal practitioner’s potential liability or on damages awards gen
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Nov 17, 2017 – This Schedule is prepared as a guide for legal practitioners on the limitation periods which apply to causes of action instituted in South Australia.
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Nov 14, 2019 – This policy has been adopted by the Law Society of South Australia in furtherance of the objects of the Law Society agreed to by the Annual General Meeting held on 21 October 1993, which provide that, inter alia, the Law Society will undertake activi
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Nov 14, 2019 – Their aim is to assist law practices guard against the risk of a breach of the duty of confidentiality owed to former clients.
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Nov 14, 2019 – The purpose of this Guideline is to provide practitioners with a starting point for seeking general information regarding handling the departure of a legal practitioner and the dissolution of law practices.
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Nov 14, 2019 – The Law Society of South Australia has developed the following guidelines which set out the rights and responsibilities of police and legal practitioners whilst the suspect remains on police premises
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Nov 14, 2019 – Social media presents both opportunities and challenges for legal practitioners by easily and inexpensively allowing legal practitioners to interact with others and the public generally. The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist practitioners in a
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Nov 14, 2019 – This Guide is designed to provide an overview of the development of the AML/CTF regime in Australia. The first sections set out the history of the regime and describe some of the obligations and sanctions that apply to reporting entities covered by t
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Nov 14, 2019 – The purpose of this Guideline is to provide practitioners with a starting point for seeking general information. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the relevant ethical obligations that might apply to specific circumstances.
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Aug 23, 2018 – The purpose of this Guideline is to provide legal practitioners with a starting point for identifying warning signs of insolvency in their practice, how to avoid or manage it and how it can impact upon their ability to practise law.
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Nov 14, 2019 – These Guidelines are for legal practitioners who operate a practice from home, but can also assist those practitioners working from home away from their office in relation to issues of client confidentiality and privacy, and duties to the court and t
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Nov 14, 2019 – The purpose of this Guideline is to provide legal practitioners with a starting point for exploring the risks and opportunities presented by cryptocurrency.
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Nov 14, 2019 – The purpose of these Guidelines is to provide practitioners with a starting point for seeking general information about their professional obligations surrounding cloud computing.
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Nov 14, 2019 – These Guidelines aim to assist providers of legal services to produce advertisements and promotional material that comply with ethical and statutory obligations, and therefore reduce the risk of a finding of misleading and deceptive conduct (whether
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Nov 14, 2019 – This Joint Statement represents an agreed position between the peak representative bodies of the medical and legal professions in this State as to what is expected of members of the medical profession and the legal profession when interactions occur
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Nov 14, 2019 – These Guidelines relate to work experience opportunities that a law practice may wish to provide to law students/graduates (‘participant/s’) other than in the course of Practical Legal Training (as per the LPEAC Rules 2004, e.g. GDLP).
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Nov 14, 2019 – The Law Council of Australia supports measures to improve the retention within the profession of women barristers and wishes to ensure the efficacy of the existing Law Council equitable briefing policy by amending that policy by the introduction of m
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Nov 14, 2019 – The purpose of this Guideline is to provide practitioners with a starting point for seeking general information regarding the employment of Paralegals/ Specialist Law Clerks.
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Nov 14, 2019 – This document provides a set of six protocols, some related discussion and tips for a legal practice that is culturally attuned to Aboriginal peoples’ requirements. It is primarily aimed at lawyers who service Aboriginal people in South Australia whe
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Nov 14, 2019 – Many legal practitioners receive invitations from other professionals, such as accountants, financial advisers, and mortgage brokers, to enter into referral arrangements with them. It is important that legal practitioners considering entering into su
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Mar 17, 2020 – General Guidelines Between the Australian Federal Police and the Law Council of Australia as to the Execution of Search Warrants on Lawyers' Premises, Law Societies and like Institutions in Circumstances where a Claim of Legal Professional Privilege
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Apr 30, 2020 – These guidelines, which have been established at the instigation of the Society’s Young Lawyers’ Committee, seek to outline the dress standards generally accepted by the courts and as to acceptable interpretation of the standards. Practitioners are e