The Society grew out of an informal meeting of lawyers in Brisbane on 7 August 1873 and was formalised as the Queensland Law Association in 1883. It was founded in 1927 as the Queensland Law Society. In 1941, during the difficult years when many lawyers were called to war, the company hired for the first time a full-time employee, Beryl Donkin, as secretary and administrative director. The society was enshrined by an Act of Parliament in 1952. [2] The Queensland Law Society is the highest professional body for lawyers in Queensland, Australia. It represents over 9,000 members[1] and is affiliated with the Law Council of Australia. The Society provides public support and advocacy for the legal profession. The Queensland Bar Association (BAQ) and the Queensland Law Society (QLS) are the professional associations of lawyers and solicitors respectively in Queensland. As regulatory bodies, the BAQ and QLS perform certain functions under the Act, including the issuance and regulation of professional certificates, the establishment of rules for the legal professions, and (in the case of the QLS) the audit of escrow accounts and other matters of practice.

In 1964, the Society launched the Queensland Law Society Symposium. To access the comment, you must log in as a member and the comment will appear after each rule if you click on the links below or you can access the PDF version here. This section contains Rules 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. This section contains the list of terms used in the ASCR. The following laws and other documents are relevant to legal practice in Queensland. The Legal Services Commissioner has the exclusive authority to prosecute lawyers or lawyers on ethical matters. The Commissioner has the discretion to refer investigations into lawyers` professional conduct to the OQA; all other investigations are conducted by the Commission des services juridiques. The ASCR replaced the Legal Profession (Solicitors) Rule 2007 on 1 June 2012. For more details on the difference between the ASCR rule and the 2007 Legal Profession Rule (lawyers), see the comparison table. The Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules 2012 in Practice: A Commentary for Australian Legal Practitioners is an essential reference work for practising lawyers. The commentary is the most comprehensive guide to the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules 2012 (ASCR) and aims to assist practitioners in the application of the ASCR by providing additional advice and information. The Commission des services juridiques was created in 2004 and continues to exist under the Legal Profession Act, 2007 (the Act).

As an independent statutory body, the Commission has the power to regulate the legal profession, including receiving and, where appropriate, investigating complaints about the conduct of lawyers, their employees and illegal operators in the provision of legal services in Queensland.