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Locum Service

The Law Society of NSW’s Locum Service connects firms seeking short or fixed-term assistance with experienced substitute solicitors.

For over 20 years, this interim staffing solution has helped firms facing a range of situations, from solicitors needing to take an unexpected break, to those looking for extra or specialised help during a busy project.

To be registered with the Service, our locums must be solicitors with a current Practising Certificate and have a minimum of five-year’s post admission experience.


  • Time-saving, tailored solution – Locums matched according to specific needs, such as area of practice and location.
  • Knowledgeable candidates – Access a state-wide pool of locum solicitors with 15 to 20 years experience on average.
  • High-quality – Every locum’s performance during an assignment is monitored through feedback forms.


Any firm and/or solicitor can use the Locum Service to post assignments and access interim staff.

To find out more about the Service and its fees, please read through the Locum Information Sheet.

Requesting a locum

To request a locum, please download and return the Locum Assignment Form.

Registering as a locum

To register, please download and return the Locum Application Form


  • Locum Service
  • Law Society of NSW
  • 170 Phillip Street
  • Sydney NSW 2000
  • DX 362 Sydney
  • T: (02) 9926 0381
  • F: (02) 9231 5809
  • E: locums@lawsociety.com.au