Queensland Law Society

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Name: Queensland Law Society

Group: Scholarly Society

Type: Institutional Location

Years at Location: 1873-Current

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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.

Impact on Brisbane Society

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Image Citations

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

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