For busy practitioners, keeping up with the latest legal developments can be a real challenge.
As the state’s principal legal information provider and the Queensland Law Society member library, we offer members access to a wide range of innovative online services that help you stay informed and up to date.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, with library premises closed to the public, we are proud that we have been able to maintain all our essential online services. We were pleased to see so many QLS members taking advantage of our research and document delivery services. And the temporary extension of Virtual Legal Library to more solicitors (until 10 July) meant that we were able to support even more legal practitioners during a difficult time.
Queensland Legal Updater
The library’s Queensland Legal Updater email newsletter is published every Monday and includes a selection of important decisions, new legislation and practice directions, as well as selected articles, speeches, media releases, legal conferences and events. Subscribe for free via the library website.
Queensland Sentencing Information Service (QSIS)
If you are a criminal law practitioner and aren’t already using Queensland’s foremost online sentencing database to assist your clients, I encourage you to apply for access today. The Queensland Sentencing Information Service (QSIS) is a free online database published by the Supreme Court Library Queensland. The database collates sentencing information (including statistics and transcripts) from all criminal jurisdictions in Queensland and makes it available to practitioners to assist the courts achieve consistency in sentencing.
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We’re also on Instagram! Follow us to see how we continue to serve Queensland’s legal community, to find out about our events and exhibitions, and for great images from our heritage collection and the fascinating stories behind them.
Selden Society lecture series podcast
Have you listened to our popular podcast series yet? Every month we release a new episode featuring a popular lecture from our Selden Society lecture series.
Listen to expert and experienced judicial officers, legal professionals and academics explore the cases, people, events and stories of our unique legal heritage and the common law.
Available on iTunes and Spotify. Learn more at sclqld.org.au/podcasts.