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  • Family Law Intensive

    25 February 2017

    The Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia is bringing the Family Law Intensive program to Brisbane, on Saturday 25 February 2017.

    The Family Law Intensive is a one day program focusing on solutions to everyday problems encountered by family law practitioners.  Designed to suit both senior and junior practitioners, the Family Law Intensive has been part of the Family Law Section’s professional development program for more than 20 years.

    The Family Law Intensive also provides an excellent opportunity for delegates to get up to date with the latest developments in family law, gain CPD points and network with colleagues.

    If you would like to register, or to find out more, please visit the Family Law Section website.

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  • HAL (QLD) Seminar by Chief Justice Allsop AO

    29 March 2017

    First HAL event for the year will be held in Court 1, Level 7, at the Federal Court of Australia, Commonwealth Law Courts, 119 North Quay, Brisbane on 29 March 2017. The Honourable James Allsop AO, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, will present a paper entitled “Rules and Values in Law: The Ever Present Influence of Greek Philosophy”.

    Commencing at 5.30pm, there will be a performance by the amazing Yugambeh Youth Choir. This will mark the choir’s second performance in a Court setting, the first being at HAL’s December 2016 event in the Banco Court foyer of the Supreme and District Court Building where they received a standing ovation. 

    Drinks and canapes will be provided. Spaces are limited so it is suggested bookings be made early.

    Event Date:Wednesday 29 March 2017
    Time: 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm
    Venue: Court 1, Level 7, Federal Court of Australia, Commonwealth Law Courts, 119 North Quay, Brisbane
    Cost:$30 HAL members and students $50 non-members
    Enquiries: Mal Varitimos QC, phone: (07) 3008 4200, email:
    To Book: Trybooking

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  • Supreme Court Oration 2017: Judicial method in the 21st century

    16 March 2017

    Supreme Court Oration 2017
    Judicial method in the 21st century
    Presented by Australia’s new Chief Justice of the High Court, the Honourable Susan Kiefel AC

    Thursday 16 March
    5.15 for 5.30pm start
    Banco Court, level 3
    Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law
    415 George Street Brisbane

    Please join us for drinks in the Portrait Gallery after the lecture.

    Due to overwhelming popularity, the Supreme Court Oration 2017 is now fully booked. To join the waitlist, register online.

    For more information, email or phone 07 3006 5130.

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  • Queensland Law Calendar

    Queensland Law Calendar

    17 January 2017

    Key events for 2017 are highlighted in the Queensland Law Calendar.

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  • ICLR Online now available

    New Service
    23 January 2017

    The Law Reports produced by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (England & Wales) are now available via ICLR Online. This series is no longer available via Thomson Reuters Westlaw.

    ICLR Online is a paid subscription service but as a registered library member you can access it for free by visiting the library premises.

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  • Registrations now open for QLS Symposium 2017: Framing the future

    13 December 2016

    Friday 17 March, 8.30am to 5pm
    Saturday 18 March, 8.30am to 3pm
    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Join fellow professionals to hear some of the country’s most respected speakers and learn from futurists on how to plan for, and embrace, the law of the future.

    Be part of Queensland’s most prestigious legal event – QLS Symposium 2017. This not-to-be-missed event brings together future-thinkers, innovators and the profession’s most respected experts to discuss and challenge the future of law.

    Registrations now open – early bird rates available until 17 February.

    Register today and secure 10 CPD points from just one premier event.

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  • Now on YouTube: The Hon Richard Chesterman AO RDF QC on the 'Supreme Court Fire of 1968'

    5 December 2016

    The Hon Richard Chesterman's Selden Society lecture on the Supreme Court Fire of 1968 is now available to watch on YouTube.

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  • Queensland Legal Yearbook 2015

    New Publication
    10 February 2017

    Queensland Legal Yearbook 2015 provides an overview of noteworthy Queensland legal developments for 2015. Compiled by the Supreme Court Library Queensland and edited by John McKenna QC, it is available to download or order for free from the library.

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  • Stuck for a Christmas gift for your colleague or favourite aunty who is a legal history buff?

    28 November 2016

    Why not order a publication from our collection of works about Queensland’s legal history and personalities? Sale on now – receive 20% off your order (postage extra). Place your orders now in time for Christmas.

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  • Supreme Court Library Queensland Christmas closure

    5 December 2016

    Supreme Court Library Queensland (SCLQ) will be closed from Monday 26 December 2016 to Friday 6 January 2017 inclusive.

    Our regular newsletters including Queensland Legal Updater will not be published during this period.

    From all of us at the library, we wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy festive season. We look forward to assisting you again in 2017.

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  • QLS Specialist Accreditation Christmas Breakfast

    2 December 2016

    A highlight of Queensland Law Society's event calendar, the Specialist Accreditation Christmas Breakfast with the Chief Justice provides an opportunity to toast the achievements of our newly accredited specialists and for the profession and the judiciary to celebrate 2016 in a relaxed breakfast setting.

    Friday 2 December (registration: 7 to 7.30am, breakfast: 7.30 to 9am) at the Hilton Brisbane
    Members: $77, non-members: $140

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  • HAL Christmas Drinks and Yugambeh Museum Fundraiser

    5 December 2016

    The amazing Yugambeh Youth Choir and celebrated Indigenous musician William Barton will perform at the Christmas drinks and fundraiser for the Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre to be hosted by the Queensland Chapter of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association on 9 December.

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  • Got 5? We want your feedback

    Got 5? We want your feedback

    9 November 2016

    Complete our customer survey to help us get a better understanding of your library needs. Survey is open to all members of the Queensland legal community and should take about 5 minutes to complete. All feedback is anonymous. Closes 29 November.

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  • Now on YouTube: The Hon Justice Margaret McMurdo AC on Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

    1 November 2016

    The Hon Justice Margaret McMurdo AC's Selden Society lecture on Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is now available on YouTube.

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  • Supreme Court Library Queensland Annual report 2015-16

    4 November 2016

    The Supreme Court Library Queensland (SCLQ) Annual report 2015–16 is now available.

    This report details our achievements, performance and financial position for the 2015–16 financial year. It provides information on our future direction, people management and corporate governance processes.

    During 2015–16 we continued to modernise our operations and improve services to our customers; and the emphasis shifted back to ensuring the library's financial security, as well as improving and expanding the range of services provided to our two main customer groups: judicial officers and legal practitioners.

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