Bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment


The Law Society is committed to eliminating inappropriate behaviour in the profession.

It fully supports the NSW Legal Services Commissioner’s service dedicated to helping solicitors who are experiencing or witnessing such behaviour. This service allows you to notify the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner (OLSC) of the inappropriate behaviour. You can choose whether you want to identify yourself to the OLSC or to be identified to other parties involved. The Law Society's complaints process outlines the procedure for making and determining complaints about solicitors, and has been prepared to assist complainants and solicitors.


The OLSC staff are specially trained to talk to you about the situation and to help you with the notification. Full details are available here. The OLSC is encouraging you to notify them of discrimination, sexual harassment or workplace bullying in a law practice. This will enable them to take appropriate action.