South Australian Law Reform Institute
The South Australian Law Reform Institute was established in December 2010. The Institute, based at the Adelaide Law School, is formed by an agreement between the Government of South Australia, the University of Adelaide and the Law Society of South Australia.
The functions and objectives of the Institute are:
- To conduct reviews and/or research on areas of law and legal policy specified by the Advisory Board;
- To conduct these reviews and/or research, where appropriate on a consultancy basis;
- To conduct reviews and research on proposals from the Attorney-General with a view to:
- The modernisation of the law;
- The elimination of defects in the law;
- The consolidation of any laws;
- The repeal of laws that are obsolete or unnecessary; and
- Uniformity between laws of other States and the Commonwealth.
- To provide reports to the Attorney-General or other authorities on the outcomes of reviews and/or research and to make recommendations based on those outcomes;
- To work with law reform agencies in other states and territories on proposals for reform of the laws in any other jurisdiction or within the Commonwealth; and
- To recommend to Government on the basis of detailed and impartial research.
The Institute's role is limited to the function and objectives listed above. The Institute does not offer legal advice. It does not deal with matters related to complaints about the legal profession.