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Beware of fraudulent contact via LinkedIn

Posted on 24 January, 2018 at 18:40 Comments comments (0)

Queensland Law Society has been advised of instances in which individuals’ LinkedIn accounts have been hacked and messages sent to practitioners fraudulently seeking services to complete transactions. The apparent ultimate aim is to gain access to funds in the recipient firm’s trust account. Practitioners are reminded to verify contact through independent methods (that is, phone or email) rather than relying on LinkedIn as the only contact source. Check out the QLS cyber security ...

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Congratulations to Members: Vincent Hede & Sarah Adams

Posted on 24 January, 2018 at 18:30 Comments comments (0)

It is wonderful to have the opportunity to congratulate Vincent Hede and Sarah Adams on their success in completing the QLS Specialist Accreditation program in Family Law.


It is very exciting to see our region gain more and more specialists in their respective fields, adding to the incredible high calibre of legal services offered in the Darling Downs and surrounds.


We are honoured to have Sarah on our committee and Hede Byrne and Hall has hosted many of ou...

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Guidelines for filing in the Supreme and District Court Registries in Brisbane

Posted on 20 December, 2017 at 1:20 Comments comments (0)

The Association would like to advise that there are new guidelines which have issued for the filing of material in the Brisbane Registries of the Supreme and District Courts.


Please see the information by clicking on the following link: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f4e2ceeb875c1eede3d8e8225/files/a1613f42-5ea0-4419-9141-d8167fe218ff/DOCUMENT_PREP_GUIDELINES.pdf ;

Thank you for a successful LawRight Legal Walk 2017

Posted on 16 May, 2017 at 8:35 Comments comments (1)

Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning for the 2017 Queensland Legal Walk to help fundraise for LawRight.


It was wonderful to see so many out supporting a great cause and the beautiful clear skies made it all even more spectacular.


Our sincerest thanks goes out to the APEX club for their valued assistance with the Association's BBQ breakfast, specifically Matthew Mengel (Vice-President), Georgia Soutar (Secretary) and Megan Ferg...

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Thank you for your Support

Posted on 7 February, 2017 at 21:10 Comments comments (1)

Thank you to those who attended the Association's Ethics CLE hosted by the University of Southern Queensland last night.

 

It was fantastic to see so many attendees and we are very greatful for your support.

 

The Association would like to extend its sincerest thanks to Professor Reid Mortensen and Lecturer Katie Murray for their time and expertise. The feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to many more CLE's with the ...

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Ladies in Law Luncheon

Posted on 29 November, 2016 at 3:35 Comments comments (0)

The Ladies in Law Luncheon has been reverred as a wonderful success, with more than 70 women who work within the legal industry attending on Friday, 18 November 2016.


More than 70 ladies, who attended, were able to participate in posing questions to Her Honour Judge Cassidy, and Magistrate Ryan, about matters to do with their life and the law. 


Ladies in Law Organising Committee Members are hopeful to make this event annual. 


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FAMILY LAW- "A VERY SUCCESSFUL CIRCUIT"

Posted on 11 October, 2016 at 2:45 Comments comments (1)

On 6 October 2016, members of the Downs & South Western Qld Law Association and members of our local family law crowd attended a wonderful evening at the local Fitzy’s establishment. The evening was a wonderful opportunity for practitioners and other professionals within the Downs & South West Queensland region in the family law sector to network and socialise. Even with minimal formalities, guests were fortunate to hear from esteemed speakers in relation to options, processes, ...

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Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Awards

Posted on 19 September, 2016 at 3:25 Comments comments (0)

Every year the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland confer awards on women lawyers who have demonstrated a high level of skill, contribution to the profession and advancement of the position of women in the legal profession. As a regional association it would be wonderful to nominate candidates for any of the categories, but particularly the category of Regional Woman Lawyer of the Year. The DSWQLA strongly encourages members to submit nominations.

 

Nominations for the W...

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Law Ball: a success!

Posted on 28 August, 2016 at 18:45 Comments comments (0)

On behalf of the Downs & South Western Qld Law Association Committee, we would like to thank everyone for their support of our Annual Law Ball which was held on Saturday, 27 August 2016.


Guests were treated to the delightful company and elegant speaking of the Honourable Catherine Holmes, Chief Justice of Queensland, making the night a grand success. The night was the perfect opportunity for networking and socialising between our members, and honoured guests. Due to the ...

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QPILCH Walk 2016 - Thank you!

Posted on 19 May, 2016 at 18:55 Comments comments (0)

Thanks everyone for joining in on the Downs and South Western-Queensland's 2016 QPILCH Legal Walk and for all those who supported the event from afar.

 

It was wonderful to see so many out supporting a great cause and the pleasant unseasonably warm weather and beautiful clear skies made it all even more spectacular.

 

Our sincerest thanks goes out to the APEX club for their valued assistance with the Association's BBQ breakfast, specifically Matthew Mengel (...

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