Lawyers and Their Ethics
Convenor: Professor Reid Mortensen
A range of research on the legal profession, legal practice, lawyers’ ethics and the social role of lawyers is undertaken in the USQ law school. The School has a special emphasis on legal practice in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. Mark Byrne and Reid Mortensen are undertaking funded research on the reservation of conveyancing work to solicitors in Queensland, and whether it helps to sustain the practice of law in regional Queensland. Caroline Hart is undertaking doctoral research on a broader project in this field: The Sustainability of Regional and Remote Law Practices in Queensland.
Members of the lawyers and their ethics research concentration include:
Professor Kim Economides, Universities of Exeter and Otago (2009)
Professor W Bradley Wendel, Cornel University, Ithaca, New York (2010)
Legal Practitioners Interest on Trust Accounts Fund – Sustaining Regional Legal Practice: The Conveyancing Reservation ($47,000, 2008-9)
Australia & New Zealand Legal Ethics Colloquium 2010