Law Society Profiles

Surveys and Statistics

The following reports provide valuable statistical and demographic information about the legal profession in NSW which assists the Law Society to fulfil its responsibilities to solicitors now and into the future.

Inside In-house Legal Teams

Inside In-house Legal Teams - Report on a survey of corporate and government lawyers

This report presents new research on corporate and government lawyers working in NSW. It sets out the findings of a survey of in-house members and includes information on the work they do, private practice experience and accessibility of flexible working arrangements, mentoring options and opportunities for career progression.

2018 National Profile of solicitors

Law Society National Profile report 2018

This national profile includes a demographic breakdown of solicitors represented by each of the eight state and territory Law Societies in Australia.

Profile of the solicitors of NSW

Profile of the Solicitors of New South Wales 2016

This report contains a demographic analysis of the solicitors of NSW and helps to identify and monitor trends in the legal profession. Information is drawn from two sources: the annual census data in the Law Society's database and the annual survey completed as part of Practising Certificate renewal.

Practising solicitor statistics – Quarterly updates for 2019/20

The following statistics on practising solicitors are drawn from the Law Society's database:

September 2019
December 2019