President

Elizabeth Espinosa

Elizabeth Espinosa took up the role as the President of the Law Society of NSW on 1 January 2019. 

Elizabeth is the first graduate from the University of Wollongong to hold this position and the first member of her family to practise as a lawyer. She is a dynamic professional with no limits to her interests or capacity in dealing with legal matters. Elizabeth is a strong supporter of professional integrity, the rule of law, natural justice principles, education and diversity and inclusion. 

In her current and previous role as General Counsel in a local government authority,  Elizabeth is a crucial part of the executive team and a lead decision maker in numerous complex matters. She has often been involved in the interplay of various Commonwealth and State legislation and corporate governance and probity principles, including responding to investigations by the NSW Ombudsman and the Independent Commission Against Corruption.  

Elizabeth has taken a year’s leave of absence from her role at Liverpool City Council where she manages and supervises three divisions – legal, governance and procurement.

She has chosen the domestic violence charity Our Watch as her charity initiative for 2019.

Requests for media interviews


Requests for media interviews with the President should be directed to the Law Society of New South Wales Media Adviser on phone: (02) 9926 0288 or mobile 0413440699.