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Handbooks, guides and books

Law Society publications

The Law Society produces general-interest publications and information to equip solicitors and their staff with the knowledge required to run a successful practice. Titles available to purchase from the Law Society Shop include:

Opening Law Term: Opening of Law Term Speeches, Chief Justice James Spigelman AC

Legal Accounting Handbook 6th Edition 2008 (Trust and Controlled Money)

NSW Young Lawyers’ publications

Several committees of NSW Young Lawyers have researched and written publications aimed at both young and new practitioners. All are written in an easy-to-understand style and offer suggestions for further assistance.

The following publications are available in hardcopy and online:

Hardcopy publications are available through the Law Society Shop. To view or download copies online, please click on the publication below:

Being Well in the Law - A guide for lawyers

Careers Guide to Public Law and Government 

Companion Animal Law - 2nd Edition

Criminal Law Careers Guide 2012

How To Survive And Thrive In Your First Year Of Law Guide (Third Ed.)

Plan Your Career Guide

The International Law Internship Guide

The Practitioner's Guide to Civil Litigation

The Practitioner's Guide to Family Law 

The Practitioner's Guide to International Law

Young Lawyers on the Rule of Law

The following publications are available online only:

Guide to Living and Working in the Orana Region

Animal Law Guide

A Practitioner's Guide to Corporate Law

A Practitioner's Guide to the Land and Environment Court

Environment and Planning Law Careers Guide 2012

Keeping Pets in Strata Schemes

New Land New Law: English, Arabic, Farsi, Chinese

The Debt Handbook

Understanding Your Clients and Intellectual Disability

Understanding Your Clients and Mental Illness

What about me? Your pets and your will

These guides are for information purposes only and should not be taken or relied upon as legal advice, nor are they intended as a substitute for legal advice from a qualified solicitor who is familiar with the facts of your particular case. Information may not be current at the time of reading.

For all enquiries regarding publications, please email NSW Young Lawyers.

Publications for the community

The Law Society has also produced a series of leaflets and client newsletters as practice support tools for solicitors to send their clients as well as the Know Your Rights campaign brochures.

Young Lawyers has produced a series of free publications for the community.  






  • Law Society Shop
  • Lower Ground Floor
  • 170 Phillip Street
  • Sydney NSW 2000
  • T: (02) 9926 0386
  • E: shop@lawsociety.com.au
  • NSW Young Lawyers
  • Level 6, 170 Phillip Street
  • Sydney NSW 2000
  • DX 362 Sydney
  • T: (02) 9926 0182
  • F: (02) 9226 0282
  • E: ylgeneral@lawsociety.com.au
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