with the profession
Part of our role at the Law Society is to connect members of the public with the legal profession. Please note, however, that we do not give legal advice to the public. If you need legal help, please contact Law Access.
Find a Lawyer
Choosing the right solicitor, firm or mediator is the first step in achieving your legal goals. Our Find a Lawyer tool can help you find the right solicitor with the right skill set and location for your needs.
The Pro Bono Scheme
The Law Society's Pro Bono Scheme can put you in touch with law firms willing to provide legal services for free, or for reduced fees. This assistance can include legal advice, help with preparing documentation, and representation in court.
Make a complaint
The Law Society has a statutory obligation to maintain and improve the professional standards of the legal profession and to protect the public from inadequate advice and representation.
Fidelity Fund Claims
Administered by the Law Society under provisions in the legal profession legislation, the Fund exists to compensate persons who suffer pecuniary loss due to defaults by law practices arising from dishonest acts or omissions of associates of the practice relating to trust money or property.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The Law Society runs and implements various Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs that are designed specifically to assist solicitors to resolve disputes in order to avoid the costs, uncertainty and delays of the courts.
Going to court and working with lawyers
We provide information and referral services that can help you quickly identify qualified solicitors who offer legal services appropriate for your needs.
Mock Law Volunteer Program
There are several ways to get involved in the Mock Law competitions. Give back to the community as a Mock Trial Magistrate, Mock Mediation Adjudicator or Mock Law Script Writer.