A program designed to bring more lawyers to the bush
Launched in at the Cairns Courthouse on 22 September, LCA’s ‘Digital Treechange’ initiative aims to overcome the ‘barrier of the unknown’ for lawyers considering rural, regional and remote practice.Read more
Legal Education Program - FREE Zoom CPD
Presenter: Jim McMillan
Wednesday 17 November, 12 noon to 1.00 pm
There have been reports from other jurisdictions about a recent increase in professional indemnity claims against lawyers in respect of tax issues – with most claims relating to the failure of lawyers to advise on GST.Read more
Law Society Northern Territory (Society) congratulates Mary Chalmers, Duncan McConnel and Wade Roper, who today [29 October 2021] were all appointed as Senior Counsel.Read more
CROSS EXAMINATION FOR SELF-REPRESENTED DEFENDANTS –
EXPECTATIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF THE “APPOINTED PERSON”
Tuesday 23 November 2021, 4.30 to 5.30 pm
Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
No registration required
On 11 February 2020 the Evidence and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (the Amendment Act) was passed by the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, and it commenced on 29 July 2020.Read more
The Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA) is delighted to announce that a Northern Territory Branch has been established, marking AALA as being a truly national organisation, with State and Territory Branches across Australia.Read more
As of Thursday 25 November 2021, DCC the visits times will be adjusted to align with the officers commencing a different shift pattern.Read more
The Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission (NTLAC) CLAF Committee is established under Part III of the Legal Aid Act (the Act). Its primary function is to approve funding for legal assistance. Under section 16 of the Act, members of the Committee must be nominated by the Law Society Northern Territory.
Committee members are appointed for a twelve-month period with an opportunity for reappointment; legal practitioners with experience in civil litigation matters are encouraged to nominate.
The Society has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Start at the Top Family Law Conference scheduled for 24 and 25 January 2022.
There are a number of reasons leading to this decision to cancel which include the impact of recent resourcing issues in the Society and ongoing concerns related to the potential impact of Covid-19 on the ability to hold the event.
The Law Council of Australia (LCA) Executive has resolved to refresh the Indigenous Legal Issues Committee and as such, the Society is seeking Expressions of Interest from legal practitioners who are interested in holding a position on the Committee.
The primary purpose of the Committee is to advise the LCA on key federal and national issues and legal and policy responses that impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and legal practitioners, as well as improving access to justice as it is experienced by these respective cohorts.
For a number of years now, the Law Society Northern Territory (like many other organisations) has been subject to the pressure of continuing to undertake its operations in a tightening fiscal environment. These issues, which have been reported in its Annual Reports over recent years, have resulted in a gradual but steady reduction in resources available to the Society to undertake its work including both its regulatory functions and providing member services.Read more
Update to the profession (No. 4)
On 1 September 2021, the Family Court of Australia (FCoA) and Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC) will be amalgamated to create the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). Division 1 of the FCFCOA will deal only with family law matters, while Division 2 will deal with both family law and general federal law matters.
The Courts have released a series of updates for the legal profession and the public to advise them of changes to court operations. This fourth update provides additional information that primarily relates to the family law jurisdiction of the FCFCOA, specifically in regard to the new harmonised Rules, the Courts’ Central Practice Direction, and the new case management pathway in family law proceedings.
The Law Society NT’s office will be closed until 1.00 pm, Thursday 19 August (at this time) in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions announced today.Read more
When: Thursday 12 August 2021 @ 4 pm
Australia is now at the stage of the Covid 19 pandemic where a number of vaccines have been developed and made available. Australia is not yet at the stage where supply has outstripped demand, but inevitably we will reach that stage. Then, Australia may be left with the position where individuals may decide not to take the vaccine as has occurred in other jurisdictions. How to treat this group of citizens will raise questions concerning the power of Government, the balancing of that power against individual liberties and action any compulsions by Government, whether it will be left to employers to fill the vacuum by mandating that employees be vaccinated.Read more
Friday, 6 August 2021
5.45 canapés and drinks; 6.30 pm start
Supreme Court Buildings in Darwin and Alice Springs
Join NTYL at the NT legal profession at the comedy night of the season!Read more
The Anti-Discrimination Commission is coming to Alice Springs for public training in the week of the 31 August 2021 to the 3 September 2021:Read more
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has been asked to consider “whether, and if so what, reforms to the laws relating to impartiality and bias as they apply to the federal judiciary are necessary and desirable”. As part of this Inquiry the ALRC would like to obtain information directly from lawyers.Read more
A truly unique and invaluable experience for any person closely connected to law and the legal system.Read more
Please be advised that the Law Society NT’s office will be open for business as usual from 8.30 am, Monday 5 July.Read more