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

Law Society Policy Papers

The Law Society has prepared briefing papers outlining its policy positions on a number of issues concerning both the legal profession and wider community.

Sentencing policies

Closing the gap policies

Legal profession policies

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

In November 2020, the President of the Law Society of Western Australia wrote to both the Hon Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia, and the Hon Liza Harvey MLA, (then) 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 February 2021 issue.

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