Law Society Committees have powers, authorities and tasks delegated by the Council. Consisting of dedicated volunteers, each committee focuses on a particular area of law, pooling together specialist skills and experience in order to scrutinise legislation, court decisions and other government policies.
Committees are involved in different areas and there are three broad categories:
- Regulatory committees – perform statutory duties under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW)
- Liaison committees – linked to other professions or organisations
- Policy committees
By drawing on the insights of committees, the Law Society can in turn meet its statutory duties and act as a major player in law reform and policy debates.
Joining a standing committee
Applications for 2020 Law Society Committees have now closed. Applications for 2021 Committees will open in September 2020.
There are currently 27 standing committees and one board (the Specialist Accreditation Board). For the roles and priorities of the committees, see the 2020 Committees List. Any amendments to this list will be advised via Monday Briefs.
Click here to view our list of current committees.
For further information see the Committee Handbook and the submission papers below.