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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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Dec 15, 2021 – 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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Feb 1, 2021 – Crowd-funding has obvious access to justice benefits and can be a valid and valuable source of funding for legal services. 2. The purpose of this document is to improve understanding of crowd-funding and highlight the relevant ethical and profession
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May 6, 2022 – An amendment to the No Profit Rule and how to avoid breaching it.
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Dec 15, 2021 – Access CPD papers and recordings via our online store or view a listing of older papers and recordings
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Feb 14, 2022 – 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)
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Apr 28, 2022 – Advocacy Notes is a monthly newsletter providing the latest news and advocacy from the Law Society
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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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Dec 15, 2021 – The Official newsletter of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia.
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Dec 15, 2021 – The Official newsletter of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia.
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Mar 31, 2022 – The Official newsletter of the Succession 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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Dec 2, 2021 – 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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Dec 2, 2021 – 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 relev
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Dec 2, 2021 – The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to provide an over-view of the legal obligations that exist with respect to the areas of trust accounting highlighted in the fact sheet and also to provide options for resolving issues that may arise. It is not an
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Dec 2, 2021 – Payments made by Return to Work SA and its agents inclusive of costs due to the law practice may be incorrectly paid by EFT into the trust account for sole or multiple clients, despite proper payment directions being provided by the law practice.
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Dec 2, 2021 – Panel practitioners who undertake legal aid assignments will receive all payments from the Legal Services Commission (LSC) by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Cheque payments are not an option. Panel Practitioners will need to contact the LSC to es
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Dec 2, 2021 – The State Courts are following the trend set by the Family Court and are moving to accepting fee payments by credit or debit card only. It is expected that the credit/debit card payment only requirement will be introduced for Probate Registry matter
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Oct 21, 2019 – Guidelines for Admission
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Dec 2, 2021 – 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
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Dec 2, 2021 – 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
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Dec 2, 2021 – Regulations 24 and 25 require that when signing a trust cheque, or authorising a payment from trust by EFT, the practitioner or authorised associate is required to see a written direction by the person on whose behalf the trust money is held, or a c