Advice 2: Current Law Society NT Arrangements in response to COVID-19
The Law Society NT continues to closely monitor the developing COVID-19 situation with a view to ensure it takes all action required to protect the health and wellbeing of the profession, Society staff and anyone entering its premises. Set out below are the arrangements to be put in place by the Society as from Monday 30 March 2020.
Law Society NT Office
Please note that whilst the Society remains operational, as from Monday 30 March 2020, many of its staff will be working from home.
As a result, from Monday 30 March 2020, the Society’s office will be closed to visitors until further notice.
Throughout this period, the Society can still be contacted by telephone and email and will continue to undertake and offer all its operational functions. The closure of this office will mean that there will be no face-to-face events, CPDs or visitor contact. Physical deliveries may be received by prior arrangement if necessary.
The Society reminds everyone that their Annual CPD Certificates are due on Tuesday 31 March 2020.
As previously advised, the Society recognises that for the current CPD year, members may need (or choose) to complete more than five of their CPD units through private study of audio/visual material. As a result, for the 2019-20 CPD year only, the Society will not be enforcing the five-unit cap on private study of audio/visual material as set out in the CPD Guide for Practitioners.
Members are encouraged to view the Society’s DVD listings and order CPD DVDs, click here to download the order form.
At this time, it is the intention of the Society to continue to provide scheduled and schedule new CPDs though these will be provided through Zoom and not face-to-face until further notice. This arrangement is subject to change. Updates will be provided as and when required.
Please note that the Law Society NT will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it develops and will provides updates as required.
In the meantime, please refer to information provided on the Secure NT or the Federal Department of Health websites via the links below. Secure NT also have a Facebook page which provides up to date and accurate information.