Policy and Advocacy

The Law Society advocates on a variety of issues that affect the profession through submissions, advisory initiatives and campaigns.

Law Society Policy Papers

The Law Society has prepared briefing papers for the policy position of a number of issues concerning the legal profession.

Sentencing policies

Closing the gap policies

Legal profession policies

State Government and Opposition respond to the Law Society’s Policy Positions

In December 2016 the Law Society  wrote to both the Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Attorney General of Western Australia, and Mr Mark McGowan MLC, Leader of the Opposition asking them to respond to the Law Society’s policy positions on a range of legal issues affecting community members and the legal profession in Western Australia.

A summary of the briefing papers and responses from the Liberal Government and Labor Opposition was published in the Brief March 2017 issue.

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