Queensland Law Society

Queensland Law Society

Name: Queensland Law Society

Time: 1873 - Current

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Category: Scholarly Society

Institution Category: Informing

Institution Group: Public Community Education

Coordinates: -27.4778616666667, 153.032388333333

Street Address: Brisbane City QLD 4000

Suburb: Brisbane City (CBD)

Sector: Professional

Local Study Area: Spring Hill-CBD-Fortitude Valley-New Farm (Inner City)

Study Stage: MBNH Stage 9 Local Study Areas

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The Queensland Law Society originated as an informal meeting of solicitors in Brisbane, on the 7th of August 1873, and was formalised as the ‘Queensland Law Association’ in 1883. In 1927, it was incorporated under the current name, the “Queensland Law Society”. In 1941, during difficult years when many lawyers were called to war, the society first engaged a full-time employee, Beryl Donkin, as secretary and chief administrative officer. The society was enshrined by Act of Parliament in 1952.

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: Brisbane River

Geographic Description 3: Flood Plains (Major); High River Banks (still floods); Ridgeline (Slopes off Wickham Tce)


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Image Citations

New secretary WOMAN FOR LAW JOB. The Courier-Mail, Friday 30 April 1954, p. 3. NLA Trove