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Law Society Christmas Closure

The Law Society of New South Wales will be closed from Thursday 24 December 2020 through to Friday 8 January 2021.

During this period the Law Society will be operating with a skeleton staff who will be servicing a limited number of functions.

The following Law Society services will be closed:

Reception: Closed 24 December through to 8 January 2021
Library & Research Services: Closed 24 December through to 8 January 2021
Law Society Shop: Closed 24 December through to 8 January 2021
Mediation & Arbitration Facilities: Closed 24 December through to 8 January 2021
Visiting Solicitor Meeting Rooms: Closed 24 December through to 8 January 2021
Community Referral Service: Closed 24 December through to 8 January 2021
Compliance & Costs Support Units: Closed 24 December through to 8 January 2021
Trust Accounts Department: Closed 24 December through to 8 January 2021
Fidelity Fund Administration: Closed 24 December through to 8 January 2021


If there is an urgent s.154 Trust Notification during this period, as usual, please email tad@lawsociety.com.au. Similarly, if an urgent Professional Standards matter arises, please email psd@lawsociety.com.au. We will respond to urgent requests as soon as possible.

During the Christmas to New Year period, the Law Society will be monitoring the voicemail and inbox of the ethics assistance line, and messages will be returned as soon as possible. Non-urgent messages may not be responded to until 11 January 2021.

A small number of staff will also be available to assist practitioners with any practising certificate enquiries.

The Solicitor Outreach Service (SOS) will also continue to operate during this period. SOS is a confidential psychological counselling service for NSW solicitors, delivered by third-party provider PeopleSense by Altius.

If you believe it is likely you will require regulatory assistance or any other support from the Law Society during this time, we would encourage you to contact us prior to 24 December 2020 so that we may endeavour to meet your needs.