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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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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 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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Nov 14, 2019 – Caseweek has been developed as the most accessible and cost effective way of keeping up to date with major decisions handed down in Commonwealth and State jurisdictions as they appear on the Internet. It contains comprehensive casenotes with hotlinks
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Nov 14, 2019 – Access CPD papers and recordings via our online store or view a listing of older papers and recordings
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Oct 15, 2020 – The Small Practice Newsletter is coordinated by David Barnfield (Small Practice Committee member). It is distributed to all practitioners in small firms and barristers (who are members of the Law Society) and is sometimes a light hearted look at topi
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Jul 6, 2014 – The Bulletin is the Law Society’s flagship journal, featuring information on the latest developments in the legal profession, informed analysis on key justice issues, previews and reviews of major events, and engaging profiles of legal professionals.
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Feb 15, 2019 – InBrief is a weekly newsletter distributed to all Members on Thursday afternoons. InBrief contains important information about current issues, updates, upcoming events, renewals, calls for expressions of interest, employment opportunities, submis
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Nov 26, 2020 – Advocacy Notes is a monthly newsletter providing the latest news and advocacy from the Law Society
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Nov 14, 2019 – The Official newsletter of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia.
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Oct 14, 2020 – The Official newsletter of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia.
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Oct 30, 2018 – Read the Bulletin online. The Bulletin is the Law Society’s flagship journal, featuring information on the latest developments in the legal profession, informed analysis on key justice issues, previews and reviews of major events, and engaging pr
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Nov 4, 2020 – The Official newsletter of the Succession Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia.
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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
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Oct 21, 2019 – Guidelines for Admission
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May 26, 2020 – The purpose of this Guideline is to provide practitioners with a starting point for seeking general information regarding the storage, closing and destruction of files.
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May 26, 2020 – These Guidelines expand on the Society's Guidelines for the Storage, Closing and Destruction of files and relate to the storage, retrieval, provision and destruction of testamentary and related documents.
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May 26, 2020 – Bidding for legal work and engaging with legal brokers raises ethical issues that require consideration by legal practitioners before participation.
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May 26, 2020 – What authorises practitioners to witness documents and what is the proper way for them to witness documents?
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Jun 1, 2020 – 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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Jun 1, 2020 – 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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Jun 1, 2020 – South Australian practitioners who are considering practising or establishing a law practice in a foreign jurisdiction should be aware that regulatory regimes in other countries can differ significantly to those in Australia.
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Jun 1, 2020 – This is also a practical guide to assist legal practitioners when they have doubts about their client’s “legal” capacity to give them instructions or to make their own legal decisions. This may be because of illness, intellectual disability, mental
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Jun 2, 2020 – The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to provide an over-view of the legal obligations that exist with respect to the subject trust accounting scenario and options for resolving issues that may arise. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the releva