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.