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About us 

The Central West Law Society covers Bathurst, Blayney, Cowra, Forbes, Parkes, Grenfell, Condobolin, Orange, Rylstone, Millthorpe and Canowindra. We aim to provide high quality, relevant, cost effective CLE opportunities and some social events for practitioners in our region. Our events are open to financial members and non-members alike. 

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Highlights from the President’s newsletter:

Court of Appeal sitting and Dinner The Court of Appeal will sit in Orange on 20 February 2017. It is believed that this is the first time the Court of Appeal has sat in a regional area. The Honourable Justice Margaret Beasley AO opened the Centre for Law and Justice at the Bathurst campus of the Charles Sturt University in August and spoke at our annual Conference in November 2016. Justice Beazley indicated in November that she thought it important that the Court sit in regional New South Wales and we are honoured that our region has been chosen for the sitting. There will be a dinner at Lolli Redini’s in Orange on Sunday 19 February 2017 with the Judges. If you are interested in attending, please contact me directly (arden@ardenlaw.com.au) by 14 February as numbers will be limited.

The annual CWLS Bursary is open to students who work in a Central West firm / department full time or part time on a permanent basis whilst undertaking their study. The Bursary Fund is up to a potential maximum of $2,500 per annum, with the total sum to be awarded in each year, and the division of funds between successful applicants, to be determined by the Bursary Committee.

The annual CWLS student prize is open to students who work in a Central West firm / department on a casual or temporary basis during their studies. Applicants must show some period of employment or unpaid work experience in the year 1 March 2017 to 28 February 2018. The successful applicant(s) will receive up to a potential $500. This amount may be divided between multiple applicants at the discretion of the Bursary Committee.

Previous recipients are eligible to re-apply.

Apply here. Applications close 31 March 2017

Join us

Our annual financial membership for the Central West Law Society remains at $20 per annum. It provides you with discounts to our MCLE seminars and social events and I hope you will continue to be a financial member by completing and returning the membership form. The CWLS also welcomes our new practitioners to the region and encourages those who have not already joined to do so.

We are making arrangements for a welcome drinks function in Forbes, similar to that recently held in Orange. A function will also be held in Parkes during the District Court Sittings which commence on 22 May 2017. Drinks will also be organized in Bathurst. If other areas wish to host a function for local lawyers please do not hesitate to contact the CWLS Committee to discuss how we can assist to fund and promote the event.

Become a member now!


25 August 2017 - Join us for the Annual Lawyers Lunch in Orange.  For Details and to RSVP

All Day CLE – Nov 2017 in Bathurst – Details to be published in due course


Contact us

President & CLE Chair (President’s newsletter)

Tricia Arden
Arden Law
54 Adelaide Street
Blayney NSW 2799
Tel: (02) 6368 2404
Email: arden@ardenlaw.com.au

Vice President 

Sally Kitto
NSW Trade & Investment
161 Kite Street,
Orange NSW 2800
Tel: (02) 6391 3641
Email: sally.kitto@trade.nsw.gov.au


Beth Pratley
McIntosh McPhillamy & Co
PO Box 33, Bathurst
NSW 2795 / DX 3102 Bathurst
Tel: (02) 6331 1533
Email: epratley@mcmc.com.au 


Sharyn Jenkins
Charles Sturt University
Panorama Avenue,
Bathurst NSW 2795
Tel: (02) 6338 4537
Email: sharyn.jenkins@hotmail.com

CLE Chair 

Tricia Arden
Arden Law
54 Adelaide Street,
Blayney NSW 2799
Tel: (02) 6368 2404
Email: arden@ardenlaw.com.au

Social Chair 

Alice Byrnes
Messenger & Messenger
Orange NSW 2800
Tel: (02) 6361 3388 
Email: alice@countrylaw.com.au

Young Lawyer Chair 

Ranald Riddell
Campbell, Paton and Taylor
193 – 195 Anson Street, Orange NSW 2800
Orange NSW 2800
Tel: (02) 6362 1922
Fax: (02) 6361 3674
Email: cpt@cptlegal.com.au



Email: cwls.committee@gmail.com



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