From creating national headlines* to coaching new and old practitioners in essential legal skills, Proctor has played a significant role in the Queensland legal profession since it was first published in May 1982.
Today, Proctor has successfully transitioned from hardcopy monthly magazine to an online publication that brings important legal news and information to Queensland practitioners as soon as it happens.
One thing Proctor has retained since its beginning is a unique identity, including a sense of humour.
“Published monthly, The Proctor’s tone will be informal, on occasions, irreverent, its subject matter events of passing or immediate rather than lasting interest to members,” QLS President Rob Hill wrote at the time.
Read the front page of the first edition of Proctor.
Proctor was not intended to compete with the formal publication, the Queensland Law Society Journal, but eventually it surpassed the journal, becoming the magazine of the Queensland legal profession.
Proctor has played a part of the lives of many, many practitioners and a select handful of those have kindly passed on their birthday congratulations in a special video.
* To mark the 20th anniversary of Queensland’s landmark Fitzgerald Inquiry, Proctor interviewed some of the key players from the inquiry, revealing hitherto unknown details about what had occurred.
John Teerds has been the editor of Proctor since September 2003.