As a collective body the Law Society can actively address the practices and attitudes that can be difficult for individual solicitors to influence on their own. By taking initiatives on issues such as inflexible work arrangements and mental health we can effect positive changes across the profession.
The Society's initiatives include a Mental Health Education program for solicitors in selected regional areas, and a mentoring program to equip young solicitors with skills in managing the pressures of everyday practice.
We provide a range of counselling, childcare and lifestyle services for solicitors and their families. Members of the Law Society can also save on their health and fitness costs due to our alliances with leading health clubs Fitness First and Executive Health Solutions.
Mental health and wellbeing – information on mental health organisations, support services for solicitors, such as the Members Assistance Program, the Lawyers Assistance Program and LawCare, as well as support services for clients.
The Lawyer's Guide to Sanity Profitability & Wellbeing seminar series – free MCLE seminars for solicitors across NSW.
NSW Young Lawyers Mentoring Program – confidential guidance and support for young or newly-admitted solicitors.
Senior Solicitors’ Scheme – assistance for members facing a complaint with the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner.
Care and lifestyle solutions – child, elder and special needs care solutions, as well as lifestyle advice for Law Society members.
Financial Planning Workshops – a free half-day financial planning workshop for members, entitled Business Essentials For Challenging Times.