Online Trust Account Course 


Council recently endorsed a new online trust accounting course offered by the Legal Bookkeepers Institute (  The online course was developed with the assistance of the Society and in particular the Solicitors Accounts Rules Committee.  Council recently resolved that all practitioners who are granted a principal practising certificate for the first time will be required to complete the online course.  The course covers all of the basics of trust accounting.  It provides a good refresher for those who may be familiar with trust accounting requirements and a solid foundation to those who are dealing with trust accounting for the first time.  It is suitable for professional and administrative staff to undertake

JOBWATCH – Workplace Rights

JobWatch is an independent, not-for-profit Employment Rights Community Legal Centre funded by the Victorian and Federal Governments, Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman and Victoria Legal Aid. which operates out of Victoria and provides assistance to Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian workers about their rights at work.

Jobwatch offers:
>  A free and confidential telephone information and referral service for Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian workers.

> Community legal education, including training, seminars and the production of a variety of publications on employment law and workers’ rights.

> Representation and assistance for disadvantaged workers through a legal casework practice

>Campaign and law reform activity with a view to promoting workplace justice and equity for all workers.

Contact 1800 331 617 –
Jobwatch – Further Details

Southern Young Lawyers Committee – Welcome to the Profession

The Southern Young Lawyers Committee invites you to join us in welcoming all practitioners who have gained employment in the legal profession in southern Tasmania from 1 January 2017
Friday 13 October 2017
6:00pm onwards

Law Society of Tasmania
28 Murray Street
Hobart Tasmania

Cost: $10.00

RSVP by Friday 6 October 2017

Drinks & Nibbles provided

Welcome Invite 2017

William Ah Ket Scholarship

Asian Australian Lawyers Association and Maddocks are running the William Ah Ket Scholarship, a $5000 prize for a young lawyer for the most outstanding essay on a topic related to equality, diversity and the law


William Ah Ket media release

Law Society of Tasmania Supports Marriage Equality

The Law Society of Tasmania today reaffirmed its support for marriage equality.

The Law Society President, Rohan Foon said:

“The Society has formally supported marriage equality since 2015. That support continues.
Equality before the law, including regarding marriage is a rule of law issue. All people should be treated equally by the law and have the same rights and obligations under the law. As far as marriage is concerned, that is at present not the case.”


Rohan Foon
0412 593 675
20 September 2017

Merci Justice Tennent

Tasmanian Women Lawyers and The Law Society of Tasmania invite you to a Cocktail Evening to mark the occasion of Her Hon. Justice Tennent’s retirement from the Bench

When – Friday 29 September 2017, 5.30pm-7.30pm

What – Drinks and canapés

Where – Atrium Courtyard, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hunter St, Hobart

How much – $60 TWL and LST members, $65 non-members

Dress code – After 5

RSVP by Monday 25 September


Notice of Annual General Meeting – Law Society of Tasmania

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Law Society of Tasmania will be held at:

Place:        28 Murray Street, Hobart

           Time:         4pm

           Date:          Friday, 20 October 2017



  1. Apologies
  2. Receipt of proxies
  3. Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting held on 14 October 2016
  4. Receipt and approval of the Annual Accounts of the Society
  5. Receipt and confirmation of the Annual Report of the Society ##
  6. Appointment of members of Council
  7. Appointment of Auditors
  8. Any other business properly brought forward


Members are invited to drinks after the AGM.

For the purpose of catering please RSVP to the Society or 6234 4133 by Wednesday, 18 October 2017