Selden Society 2023 lecture series: lecture three - Queensland Law Society: serving ‘conscientious, honest lawyers’
Selden Society 2023 lecture series: lecture three
Queensland Law Society: serving ‘conscientious, honest lawyers’
Presented by Helen Gregory
Thursday 3 August 2023
5.15 for 5.30pm
Banco Court, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law
Level 3, 415 George Street, Brisbane
(Or join the livestream via Zoom.)
A statement praising ‘conscientious honest lawyers’ was published in a Brisbane newspaper in 1874. At that time, the public image of lawyers—barristers, as well as solicitors—was poor. For decades Queensland Parliaments were inclined to agree. The creation of the incorporated Queensland Law Society was seen as an important step in improving the reputation of lawyers.
In this lecture, historian Helen Gregory presents the challenges which needed to be addressed, and how government was persuaded to pass the necessary legislation, taking into account the expectations of solicitors, Parliament and the public.
Join us for refreshments in the Portrait Gallery after the lecture.
Register to attend this free lecture in person—please bring your ticket for quick check-in.
We will also be livestreaming the lecture: register to join this lecture via Zoom.
CPD points: 1 point per hour, self-assessed (BAQ and QLS)
For more information:
- visit sclqld.org.au/selden
- phone 1300 SCLQLD (1300 725 753)
Queensland Law Society Vice President, Rebecca Fogerty, will give a short speech before the lecture and officially open the new SCLQ and QLS exhibition, A force for good: past, present and future—Your law library and QLS celebrate 150 years since the foundation of Queensland's first law society.
Items from the exhibition will be displayed in the Banco Court foyer before and after the lecture.