Proctor : October 2017
28 PROCTOR | October 2017 qls.com.au/pmc A GILT-EDGED INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE QLS PRACTICE MANAGEMENT COURSE Offering practical learning with premier authorities and exclusive access to ongoing support and networking opportunities to secure your investment after graduation. LAST COURSE FOR 2017 19, 20 and 27 October REGISTER ONLINE For 2018 dates or to register visit Not in Brisbane? Free services for regional members with Supreme Court Librarian David Bratchford Supreme Court Library Queensland is committed to delivering innovative information services to all our members to assist you in navigating legal content, wherever you live and practise. Historically our core users have been based in and around Brisbane – but we are constantly looking at ways to expand our coverage of the profession and ensure those farther afield are both aware of our services and able to access them. The good news is that, although we are based in Brisbane, we also maintain regional library collections in some of the larger Queensland courthouses (see table). Each facility offers public PCs with internet access, Court WiFi (contact the registry for access details), printing and photocopying. In addition, we are continually improving and expanding our offering of online services, making us accessible to all members, wherever you are. Virtual Legal Library – sclqld.org.au/vll Perhaps our most significant improvement in service delivery is the Virtual Legal Library (VLL), a groundbreaking online resource helping eligible users with legal research and case preparation. VLL provides free online access to 138 key resources across civil, criminal and family law from leading legal publishers CCH, LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters. Available publications include core commentary services, law reports, textbooks and journals. VLL is currently available to QLS members who are: • sole practitioners, or • from small firms with five or less practising certificates (micro firms). Many of our members across Queensland are already enjoying the benefits of VLL. If you meet the eligibility criteria and are not currently using VLL, we encourage you to take advantage of this great free service. Contact the library to confirm your eligibility and arrange access. Legal research and documents Our experienced library staff can help you with legal research and document requests. From locating that hard-to-find judgment to that eye-opening commentary, the library has access to a broad range of resources which can be used to satisfy your research needs. You do not need to be in Brisbane to access these services. To request assistance from the library: 1. Login to qls.com.au 2. Under ‘Knowledge centre’ select ‘Library services’ 3. Submit the request at the bottom of the page. Selden Society lecture four Join us for lecture four of the Selden Society 2017 lecture program: ‘Notable trials—the trials of Oscar Wilde’, presented by the Honourable Alan Wilson QC. Thursday 19 October, 5.15 for 5.30pm Banco Court, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law Level 3, 415 George Street, Brisbane Register online by 12 October. Visit legalheritage.sclqld.org.au/lecture- four—the-trials-oscar-wilde for details. Your library Location Address Opening hours and access Cairns Level 3 Courts Complex 5 Sheridan Street Cairns 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, except the first and third Tuesday of each month Closed on weekends and public holidays Please sign in at security on arrival. Rockhampton Ground floor Supreme and District Courts Corner East and Fitzroy Streets Rockhampton 8.30am-4 .30pm, Monday to Friday Closed on weekends and public holidays Please sign in at security on arrival. Townsville Level A Supreme Court Townsville 31 Walker Street Townsville 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday Closed on weekends and public holidays Please sign in at security on arrival. Alternatively visit the library website: sclqld.org.au/information-services/ document-delivery to submit your request. As a QLS member you are entitled to 30 minutes of research assistance and up to 10 documents a day, for free. Online training and support We also provide support and training in using our wide range of legal resources. We can advise which resources would best fit your research requirements and how to search those resources once they are identified. A few months ago we launched our new, free online training service for all QLS members who are unable to visit the Brisbane library in person. Using Skype’s free screen-sharing tools, we can share our screen with you for a guided training session, or you can share your screen with us so we can assist you to troubleshoot issues and identify ways to help improve your legal research methods. Training services are free and can be customised to meet your needs. Popular topics include: using VLL, locating legislation, and CaseLaw basics. Skype can be downloaded to your PC, tablet or mobile device (Android and iPhone). Visit skype.com to get started. To discuss your training needs email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 3247 4373.