NSW Young lawyers
NSW Young Lawyers is a Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales that represents the Law Society and its members on issues and opportunities arising in relation to young lawyers i.e. those within their first five years of practice or up to 36 years of age.
Through its 15 sub-committees, each dedicated to a substantive area of law, NSW Young Lawyers supports practitioners in their professional and career development by giving them the opportunity to expand their knowledge, advance their career and contribute to the profession and community.
To be eligible to receive NSW Young Lawyers communications, you must be:
- a member of the Law Society; and
- under 36 years of age; or
- within the first five years of your admission to practice in NSW.
Several sub-committees of NSW Young Lawyers have researched and written free guides, helpful booklets and pamphlets aimed at early-career lawyers.
NSW Young Lawyers has standing positions on law and justice policy issues that are of importance or interest to early career lawyers. Those positions are published in the form of policy statements. Policy statements are prepared in close consultation with NSW Young Lawyers subscribers, to ensure that those positions are reflective of the views of NSW Young Lawyers as a whole.
- NSW Young Lawyers deeply concerned by sexual harassment in the profession, June 2020
- Australian Marriage Law Survey, November 2017
- Medical and humanitarian evacuations from Manus Island, November 2017
- Federal Budget and Family Law, May 2017
- Thousands of asylum seekers have protection visas lodgement times slashed, March 2017
- Refugee Assistance Project, August 2016
Keeping early career lawyers ‘in the know’ is important to us.
Each month, we will email the latest edition of our e-newsletter Debrief to all those members subscribed to NSW Young Lawyers communications.
Debrief contains feature articles on issues affecting the legal profession as well as information on our activities, upcoming events and sub-committees.