NSW Young lawyers
NSW Young Lawyers is the largest body of young and newly practising lawyers, and law students, in Australia, with 15 Committees each dedicated to a particular area of law.
Active, innovative and dynamic, we support practitioners in the early stages of their career development, giving them the opportunity to extend their network, expand their knowledge, advance their career and contribute to the profession and community.
To join the NSW Young Lawyers are:
- Legal practitioners (including barristers) admitted to practice in NSW who are under the age of 36
- Legal practitioners (including barristers) in their first 5 years of practice post admission in NSW
- Students enrolled in an approved course of studies, the successful completion of which leads to the entitlement to apply for admission to practise as a lawyer or legal practitioner in NSW
- Associate Members of the Law Society who meet one of the first three criteria
Several committees of NSW Young Lawyers have researched and written free guides, helpful booklets and pamphlets aimed at both young and new practitioners.
NSW Young Lawyers has standing positions on law and justice policy issues that are of importance or interest to its members. Those positions are published in the form of policy statements. Policy statements are prepared in close consultation with the members of NSW Young Lawyers, to ensure that those positions are reflective of the views of the membership as a whole.
The following policy statements have been developed to assist NSW Young Lawyers' Committees to prepare submissions and media releases:
NSW Young Lawyers committees are active in influencing and shaping government policy and legislation through their written submissions.
Keeping our members ‘in the know’ is important to us.
Each quarter, we will email the latest edition of our e-newsletter Debrief to all young lawyers.
Debrief contains feature articles on issues affecting the legal profession, a message from the President as well as information on our activities, upcoming events and committees.