Virtual Reading Room

Virtual Reading Room

Welcome to the Law Society’s Virtual Reading Room. This space allows you to look at past briefing papers, submissions, resources and guidelines and our history. Please search under the relevant heading to find what you are looking for.

Useful Documents

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Sep 2021

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Model Mediation Rules and Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators

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May 2015

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Diversity and Equity Charter

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Apr 2015

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Electronic Conveyancing Annexure to Joint Form of General Conditions for the Sale of Land

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Jan 2015

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Fact Sheet: National Electronic Conveyancing System

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Nov 2014

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List of Independent Lawyers – Federal Court of Australia Practice Note CM11 Search Orders (‘Anton Piller Orders’)

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Nov 2021

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Letter to Hon Justice Pritchard re development and resources Stream SAT

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Sep 2021

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Fair, Safe and Inclusive Legal Workplaces – Guidelines for the Employment of Law Clerks, Graduates and Lawyers

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Aug 2021

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Know Your Rights: Law Graduates’ and Junior Legal Practitioners’ Pay and Working Conditions

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Jul 2021

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2020 National Profile of Solicitors Report

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Oct 2020

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Release of Wills and Other Documents Guidelines

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Feb 2020

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When a Client’s Capacity is in Doubt: A Practical Guide for Solicitors

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Nov 2019

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Ethical and Practice Guidelines

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Aug 2017

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Summary – Guidelines for Lawyers Providing Unbundled Legal Services – ‘Consider Retain Manage’

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Aug 2017

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Unbundling Guidelines

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Jul 2017

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Protocols for Lawyers with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Clients in Western Australia

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Jun 2017

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Client management and self-care – A guide for pro bono lawyers Australian Pro Bono Centre

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Feb 2017

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Legal practitioners and conveyancers: a model for regulation under Australia’s anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing regime

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Dec 2016

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Information Barrier Guidelines

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Aug 2016

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Final Directions Paper: Law Society’s response to Women Lawyers of Western Australia’s 20th Anniversary Review of 1994 Chief Justice’s Gender Bias Taskforce Review

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Dec 2015

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Recommendations 2016-2020

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Feb 2012

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Senior Counsel Ad Hoc Committee Report

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May 2011

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Flexibility Protocol for Flexible Workplace Arrangements

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Jan 2011

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Joint Protocol: circumstances in which Letters of Recognition will be made available to Defense Counsel

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Aug 2010

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Towards Dignity and Respect at Work: An exploration of work behaviours in a professional environment

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Jun 2009

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Risk Management Guidelines

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May 2009

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Conflict of Interest Guidelines

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Sep 2006

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Practice Guidelines for Requesting Medical Reports and Arranging Medical Witnesses in Non-Criminal Matters

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Dec 2017

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The Future of the Legal Profession - Under Review

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Oct 2017

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Judicial Appointments

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Oct 2017

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Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

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Aug 2017

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Position Paper – People Unlawfully Engaging in Legal Work: Protecting the Community - Under Review

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Aug 2016

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Final Directions Paper - The Law Society’s Response to the Women Lawyers of WA 20th Anniversary Review of the 1994 Chief Justice’s Gender Bias Taskforce Review - Under Review

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Feb 2013

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Appointment of Senior Counsel in Western Australia - Under Review

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Sep 2008

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Australian Human Rights Act - Under Review

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Law Society Submissions

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Dec 2022

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Letter to Law Council of Australia Review Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in relation to Elder Financial Abuse

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Dec 2022

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Letter to WorkCover WA re Workers Compensation and Injury Management Bill 2022

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Nov 2022

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Letter to Law Council of Australia Proposed Reformulation ASCR Rule 38

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Oct 2022

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Draft National Coercive Control

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Oct 2022

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Modern Slavery Review

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Sep 2022

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Litigation Funding Schemes

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Sep 2022

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Model Defamation Provisions – Stage 2 part A

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Sep 2022

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Cost Assessment Extension of Time Applications

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Sep 2022

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Consultation Paper on Conditional Costs Agreements

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Sep 2022

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Consultation to Develop the Practices Concerning Sexual Harassment Reporting

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Sep 2022

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Derivative Actions in Deceased Estate Matters

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Sep 2022

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Feedback on COVID-19 Initiatives Implemented by the District Court and Psychological Reports

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Sep 2022

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Mandatory Registration on the Sex Offenders Register

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Sep 2022

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Commercial Tenancy Law Review Consultation Paper

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Aug 2022

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Australia’s Humanitarian Program 2022-2023 Comments

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Aug 2022

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Joint Costs Advisory Committee Inquiry 2022 Comments

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Aug 2022

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Establishment of a Federal Parole Authority: Consultation on Preferred Model

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Jun 2022

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Reply to Invitation to Participate in Consultation to Legislative Responses to Coercive Control in Western Australia

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Jun 2022

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Letter to Deaths in Custody Watch Committee WA

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Jun 2022

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Letter to Law Reform Commission of WA Review of Sexual Offences and the Law relating to Consent Project 113

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May 2022

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Letter to Joint Standing Committee on Corruption and Crime Commission Serious Misconduct

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Mar 2022

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Letter to Legal Costs Committee re Review of the Contentious Business Determinations

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Mar 2022

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Submission to Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety – Statutory Review of Associations Incorporation Act 2015

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Mar 2022

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Letter to Minister Corrective Services re Air Conditioning in Prison Facilities

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Mar 2022

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Letter and Submission to Legal Costs Committee Review Contentious Business Determinations

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Mar 2022

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Letter and Submission to Mental Health Commission re Mental Health Act Review

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Mar 2022

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Courts Legislation Amendment (Magistrates) Bill 2021 – Response

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Feb 2022

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Letter to Victorian Department of Justice re Mandatory Reporting

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Sep 2022

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Consultation Paper on Conditional Costs Agreements

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Feb 2022

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Courts Legislation Amendment (Magistrates) Bill 2021

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Dec 2021

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Status of Registrars

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Dec 2021

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Proposed Amendments to Criminal Law and Sentencing Legislation

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Dec 2021

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Submission: Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment Regulations 2022) – Consultation Draft

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Dec 2021

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Letter to Minister Aboriginal Affairs – Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021

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Nov 2021

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Workers Compensation Management Act 2021 Consultation Draft Bill C1

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Nov 2021

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Criminal Law Amendment (Home Burglary and Other Offences) Act 2015 (WA) Statutory Review (Issues Paper)

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Oct 2021

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Letter and submission to Law Reform Commission WA re Equal Opportunity Act

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Aug 2021

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Provisional Assessments by Taxing Officers

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Aug 2021

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Electronic Mortgages

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May 2021

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 2003 Review

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May 2021

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SEARCHING THE COURT’S ELECTRONIC PORTAL FOR GRANTS OF PROBATE 2021

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May 2021

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Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers In Rural, Regional And Remote Australia

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May 2021

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Rule 42 of the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules

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Apr 2021

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The Urgent Need to Construct More Criminal Courts

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Apr 2021

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Family Court Delay in Western Australia

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Apr 2021

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Delay in the Family Court of Western Australia

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Apr 2021

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Postage Delays and Statutory Time Limits – Caveats

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Apr 2021

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Consultation on Uniform Evidence Law (Tendency and Coincidence) Model Provisions Bill

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Apr 2021

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Strata Reforms – Resourcing the State Administrative Tribunal

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Dec 2020

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Commonwealth Integrity Commission Exposure Draft

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