The Law Society Partners with Edith Cowan University to Survey Lawyers’ Cyber Security Practices

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 The Law Society of Western Australia has partnered with Edith Cowan University on research into the cyber security practices of lawyers. Professor Craig Valli, Associate Professor Mike Johnstone and Ms Rochelle Fleming from Edith Cowan University’s Security Research Institute (ECUSRI) surveyed 122 Law Society members on their cyber security practices. The findings revealed: 11 […]

Law Council Applauds Recommendation to Repeal ASIO’s Detention Power

Law Council of Australia

10 May 2018 The Law Council of Australia has thrown its full support behind recommendations by the powerful Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to repeal ASIO’s detention power and revise its questioning power. “The Law Council has long argued that the current ASIO questioning and detention powers fail to strike the right balance between protecting the community […]

Law Society President Marks International Women’s Day with Keynote Address

Thursday, 8 March 2018 Hayley Cormann, President of the Law Society of Western Australia, addressed friends and alumni today at an event marking International Women’s Day at the University of Notre Dame’s Fremantle Campus. Mrs Cormann, a Notre Dame graduate, took the opportunity to reflect on the challenges women continue to face in society and […]

The Law Society Congratulates New Children’s Court President

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Her Honour Judge Julie Wager, whose appointment as the new President of the Children’s Court of Western Australia has been announced today. Judge Wager’s appointment will take effect on 15 March 2018, following the retirement of Judge Denis Reynolds, who has held the position […]

New Appointments to District and Supreme Courts

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the following judicial appointees: District Court Judge Anthony Derrick SC has been appointed a justice of the Supreme Court; and Amanda Burrows SC, Consultant State Prosecutor, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for WA and barrister John Prior of Francis Burt Chambers have […]

The Law Society congratulates new judicial appointees

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Thursday, 1 February 2018 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the following judicial appointees, as announced by the Attorney General today: Wendy Gillan, as a judge of the District Court of Western Australia; Gail Sutherland, as a judge of the Family Court of Western Australia; and Leonie Forrest, as acting magistrate of the Family […]

The Law Society congratulates the Hon Christian Porter MP on appointment as Attorney General of Australia

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the Hon Christian Porter MP on his appointment as Attorney General of Australia. During a distinguished career in Western Australia, Mr Porter served as the state’s Attorney General between 2008 and 2012 before entering the Commonwealth Parliament in 2013. “On behalf of the Western […]

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates new Federal Court judges

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Thursday, 14 December 2017 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the Honourable Justice Katrina Banks-Smith and Mr Craig Colvin SC on their appointments as judges of the Federal Court of Australia with effect from 12 and 13 February 2018, respectively. Justice Banks-Smith is currently a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Her […]

Law Society congratulates new District Court judges

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Ms Fiona Vernon, Mr Hylton Quail and Ms Kate Glancy on their respective appointments as judges of the District Court of Western Australia. Ms Vernon practises as a barrister from Francis Burt Chambers. Her areas of practice include commercial law, equity, insurance, taxation and trade practices. She […]