Law Society Recent Activities

The Law Society is the peak representative body of the legal profession in Tasmania (read more here).

Below are some of things we’ve been up to:

Date Activity
7/3/2020 President, Executive Director and Law Society Director Rohan Foon attended the quarterly directors meeting of the Law Council of Australia
6/3/2020 President and Executive Director attended a meeting of the Conference of Law Societies
6/3/2020 Executive Director attended meetings of Law Society and Bar CEO’s
6/3/2020 President attended a meeting of Law Society Presidents
5/3/2020 Family Law Committee meeting
4/3/2020 President spoke at the Soroptimist International Devonport International Women’s Day event
4/3/2020 Executive Director attended a meeting of the Magistrates Court, Criminal & General Bill steering committee
3/3/2020 Board of Legal Education meeting
2/3/2020 Property and Commercial Law Committee meeting
28/2/2020 President spoke with the Examiner regarding the review of sentencing amendments. Story published on 7 March 2020
27/2/2020 Executive Director attended a dinner to mark the retirement of three long serving Centre for Legal Studies directors
27/2/2020 Law Foundation Meeting
27/2/2020 President and Executive Director met with Shadow Attorney-General
27/2/2020 Centre for Legal Studies board meeting
26/02/2020 Pro bono Committee meeting
25/02/2020 Criminal Law Committee meeting
24/02/2020 Executive Director met with law school representatives to discuss curriculum review
18/02/2020 Executive Committee meeting
18/02/2020 Employment, Diversity and Inclusion Committee meeting
13/02/2020 Deputy Executive Director attended a meeting of Law Society and Land Titles Office representatives
12/02/2020 Executive Director attended a meeting with UTAS and Government representatives to discuss Tasmania Law Reform Institute issues including future funding
12/02/2020 Executive Director attended a meeting of law society CEO’s
6/02/2020 Professional indemnity insurance claims review with Executive Director, Claims Manager, Broker and Insurers
04/02/2020 Elder & Succession Law Committee meeting
04/02/2020 Litigation Committee meeting
03/02/2020 Property Law Committee meeting
03/02/2020 Criminal Law Committee Chair Ian Arendt and Executive Director met with Department of Justice to discuss section 194K of Evidence Act and Dangerous Criminals Act reform
  President attended a celebration of Glen Emmett for 30 years of service as Justice of the Peace
  President met with the Director of Legal Aus to assist in Legal Aid’s strategic planning,
6/2/2020 Executive Director attended professional indemnity insurance scheme claims review with scheme claims manager Fleur Dewhurst, Society broker Graham Vasileff and representatives from Vero and CGU insurance
4/2/2020 Litigation Committee meeting
3/2/2020 Property Law Committee meeting
3/2/2020 Executive Director and Criminal Committee Chair Ian Arendt met with Brooke Craven, Director Strategic Legislation and Policy, Department of Justice to discuss proposed amendments to section 194K of the Evidence Act and to Dangerous Criminal legislation
29/1/2020 President spoke to the Examiner about Productivity Commission data on delays in Tasmanian courts
29/1/2020 Immediate Past President spoke to ABC television about Productivity Commission data on delays in Tasmanian courts
23/1/2020 Executive Committee held
22/1/2020 President provided a statement to Win TV and spoke to the Advocate on TLRI report on juries, the internet and social media. Story in Advocate and Examiner
18/1/2020 President and Executive Director attended the attraction and retention working group strategic planning day, facilitated by Melissa Lyon at Staffordshire House
17/1/2020 President and Executive Director attended the north west new year drinks in Devonport
15/1/2020 TLRI Media launch of Final Report No. 29, Review of the Judicial Review Act (Tas)
6/1/2020 President and Executive Director attended the north west new year drinks in Devonport
6/1/2020 President and Executive Director attended the attraction and retention working group strategic planning day, facilitated by Melissa Lyon at Staffordshire House