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Coronavirus update for the ACT legal profession

1 May 2020

Coronavirus update for the ACT legal profession

Updates on the situation in relation to COVID-19, including event cancellations and Court arrangements.

ACT Contract for Sale now online

1 May 2020

ACT Contract for Sale now online

The ACT Law Society’s Contract for Sale is now available to purchase online, on its own micro-site.

Practising Certificate renewals and fees

29 Apr 2020

Practising Certificate renewals and fees

The ACT Law Society is aware of the impact on many legal practitioners and firms in our region, and we are seeking to support our members where we can.

Supervision and confidentiality in remote working arrangements

15 Apr 2020

Supervision and confidentiality in remote working arrangements

Guidance to members on supervision of staff working remotely and ensuring confidentiality of client information.

Electronic witnessing of documents

14 Apr 2020

Electronic witnessing of documents

Guidance to members for electronic witnessing of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

ACT Community Legal Centres update

25 Mar 2020

ACT Community Legal Centres update

Community Legal Centres are still delivering free legal assistance to vulnerable members of the community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

ACT Intermediary Program

12 Mar 2020

ACT Intermediary Program

A fact sheet about the operation of the ACT Intermediary Program.

Changes to trust account irregularity notifications

27 Feb 2020

Changes to trust account irregularity notifications

Trust account irregularities no longer need to be reported when the error is made by clients or third-parties who have deposited trust funds in the office account.

ACT Courts and Tribunal interpreter protocols

27 Feb 2020

ACT Courts and Tribunal interpreter protocols

The ACT Supreme Court, ACT Magistrates Court and ACAT have developed a Protocol to guide the use of interpreters in court and tribunal proceedings.

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