Below are contact details and other information about regional law societies located in the Sydney metropolitan area.
Bankstown & District
President: Bruce Batey
Batey's Family Lawyers
DX 1121 Bankstown
T: (02) 9792 1833
F: (02) 9792 1844
City of Sydney
President: Mr Stephen Bell
Stephen W Bell & Associates
PO Box 655
T: (02) 9261 4086
F: (02) 8569 0261
Executive Officer: Ann Parisi - Ph: 9266 0012 Email: email@example.com
Area: Sydney CBD.
Objectives: Communication and fraternity.
Programme: Weekly one‑hour MCLE seminars free to members at 5:30pm every Wednesday from February to early November. Law Week Breakfast in May, October Cocktail Evening with judges and magistrates and Annual Dinner in November.
Annual Fees: $ 85.00 for 2009‑10 (or $ 45.00 if admitted less than 4 years). Discounts for joining mid‑year.
President: Mr Ben Noonan
Lang Noonan Legal
Level 1, 9-13 Bronte Road
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
T: (02) 9389 8332
F: (02) 9389 3966
Treasurer: Patrick Lim
Young Lawyers Rep: Melanie Stern
Area: South of Sydney Harbour, east of the CBD and north of Botany Bay.
Objectives: To provide CLE, social events and networking opportunities for members and raise funds for charity.
Meetings: Quarterly dinner seminars; Annual Conference held at Bondi Beach in August; Annual General Meeting held in March.
Membership: Open to all legal practitioners and law graduates living or working in the Eastern Suburbs and members of the Law Society of NSW.
Annual fees: $50 for individuals; $150 for corporate membership (unlimited members of the same firm); free for Young Lawyers (registration is required).
President: Maria Daniele
DX 21813 Leichhardt
T: (02) 9560 9511
F: (02) 9564 1531
Area: Glebe to Strathfield and Marrickville to Canada Bay shore line.
Objectives: To get busy members out of their office and to meet face-to-face at monthly seminar dinners and/or breakfasts.
Meetings: Annual General Meeting held in August; Christmas party held in early December.
Membership: To join supply your email address.
Annual fees: None, although seminar dinners and breakfasts usually cost about $65 each.
President: Geoff Shelton
G Shelton & Associates
Gnd Flr S2, 157 George Street,
T: (02) 9824 0200
F: (02) 9824 0899
President: Danny Bricknell
PO Box 422
Gladesville NSW 1675 T: (02) 9879 5100
F: (02) 9879 5299
Area: The Harbour Bridge to Hornsby in the north and from Mosman to Ryde in the west.
Monthly MCLE meetings: Held on the last Tuesday of each month at the Chatswood Golf Club, Beaconsfield Road, Chatswood at 6.30pm for 7pm. The meetings cost $55.00 for members, and $65.00 for non-members, and include dinner, wine and a presentation by a speaker.
Practice forums: Informal discussions on matters of interest to practitioners, held every two months at the Chatswood Club, 11 Help Street, Chatswood, commencing at 6pm.
End-of-year meeting: Held each November at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, it includes the annual general meeting, followed by dinner with entertainment.
Membership: To join complete the Membership Application Form and return it to the North Metropolitan Law Society.
Annual fees: $60 for individuals; $50 for four or more members from the same firm (per member); $30 for Young Lawyers (under 30 or admitted less than two years or law students in final two years of course).
Northern Beaches Solicitors' Association
President: Philippa Grant
Medcalf Grant Lawyers
Level 1, 22 Darley Road
Manly NSW 1655
T: (02) 9976 0231
F: (02) 9976 0232
Parramatta & District
President: Christopher Dunn
DX 8233 Parramatta
T: (02) 9635 7966
F: (02) 9689 3494
President: Peter Fowler
Haydon Fowler Corbett Jessop Solicitors
L2, 34 Banksia Road
Caringbah NSW 2229
T: (02) 9525 0455
F: (02) 9540 1321