As of Thursday 21 October 2021, the DCC visit times will be adjusted to align with 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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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
Please be advised that in light of the lockdown, Employee Assistance Services Australia (EASA) Darwin and Alice Springs remains open for telehealth services only. As an essential service, EASA will continue to operate to support clients through these challenging times. Operating hours have not changed and EASA remains reachable on the following contacts:Read more
Due the extended lockdown period announced yesterday, the Law Society NT’s office will be closed until 1pm, Friday 2 July (at this time) in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. If your matter is urgent, you can still telephone (08) 8981 5104 or email staff.Read more
NTLAC Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs offices and the Darwin Domestic Violence Legal Service office are closed to the public.Read more
The Law Society NT office is closed until Wednesday 30 June (at this time) in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. If your matter is urgent, we can still be contacted by telephone on (08) 8981 5104 and staff can be contacted via email.Read more
The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency in partnership with the Australian National University invites you to attend the launch of True Justice Deep Listening: Indigenous Perspectives and Deep Listening on Country.Read more
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