These draft rules, which will be known as the Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules, relate to the honesty and integrity of lawyers, how they conduct themselves with clients, courts and others lawyers, and their duties to the community, Peter Eardley, President of the Queensland Law Society, said.
"The rules are designed to set standards of conduct that maintain public confidence in the legal profession," Mr Eardley
"They cover things such as conflicts of interest, for example, when a solicitor is asked to represent a client in a case that involves a former client of that solicitor.
"The Queensland Law Society
is conducting the public consultation process on the rules in Queensland and all feedback is to be considered by the Society and the Law Council of Australia
before a report is prepared for the state's Attorney-General.
"By conducting this consultation simultaneously with that on the Draft National Bill, Queensland Law Society
demonstrates its commitment to the introduction of nationally uniform standards in line with a truly national legal profession," Mr Eardley