The Law Society of NSW receives its income from a number of sources, including:

  • A practising certificate fee, which is compulsory for those wanting to practise as a solicitor.
  • A membership fee, which is voluntary for those wanting to be a Law Society member.
  • Grants from the Public Purpose Fund, which are used to support community-oriented initiatives, such as the Pro Bono Scheme and Solicitor Referral Service, and regulatory activities that the Law Society undertakes.
  • Income from the sale of publications, members’ service products, continuing legal education courses, and conferences.
  • Rent from tenants in the Phillip Street building.
  • Interest on investments.

Read an important notice about the fees and funding of the Law Society.