NSW Young lawyers
NSW Young Lawyers is the largest body of early-career lawyers and law students in Australia, with 15 sub-committees each dedicated to a substantive area of law.
Active, innovative and dynamic, we support practitioners in the early stages of their career development, giving them the opportunity to extend their network, expand their knowledge, advance their career and contribute to the profession and community.
To be eligible to subscribe to NSW Young Lawyers, you must:
- be under 36 years of age or be in your first 5 years of practice (post-admission in NSW);
- A member of The Law Society of New South Wales
- be a person that:
- holds a current practising certificate as a Solicitor, Solicitor and Barrister, or Barrister in NSW; or
- is ordinarily resident or practising in NSW and is (or is entitled to be) a NSW legal practitioner under the Legal Profession Uniform Law; or
- is a student enrolled in a NSW Law Course or NSW practical legal training course, being a course recognised by the Legal Practitioners Admission Board for the period of enrolment.
Several sub-committees of NSW Young Lawyers have researched and written free guides, helpful booklets and pamphlets aimed at early-career lawyers.
NSW Young Lawyers has standing positions on law and justice policy issues that are of importance or interest to early career lawyers. Those positions are published in the form of policy statements. Policy statements are prepared in close consultation with NSW Young Lawyers subscribers, to ensure that those positions are reflective of the views of NSW Young Lawyers as a whole.
- NSW Young Lawyers deeply concerned by sexual harassment in the profession, June 2020
- Australian Marriage Law Survey, November 2017
- Medical and humanitarian evacuations from Manus Island, November 2017
- Federal Budget and Family Law, May 2017
- Thousands of asylum seekers have protection visas lodgement times slashed, March 2017
- Refugee Assistance Project, August 2016
Keeping early career lawyers ‘in the know’ is important to us.
Each month, we will email the latest edition of our e-newsletter Debrief to all NSW Young Lawyers subscribers.
Debrief contains feature articles on issues affecting the legal profession as well as information on our activities, upcoming events and sub-committees.