Civil Litigation


What we do

The Civil Litigation Committee promotes understanding of civil litigation and dispute resolution in the profession, offering a support base and informative resources for members. The committee is involved with all aspects of civil litigation, with a focus on advocacy, evidence and procedure in all jurisdictions. The Civil Litigation Committee is a collegiate body where members can discuss topical issues, acquire skills and learn more about the legal profession.

Our initiatives

  • The Civil Litigation Committee is dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills of its members, with most meetings involving either a guest speaker or a short presentation by a committee member about an area of law or legal development relevant to the committee’s membership.
  • The committee is represented on five of the Law Society of New South Wales’ standing committees (Litigation Law & Practice, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Costs, Injury Compensation, and Elder Law, Capacity & Succession), ensuring that the members of Civil Litigation Committee are kept up to date, and are able to pass on their own views in respect of significant developments within the law and legal practice.
  • The committee seeks to foster relationships and peer support between its members through social events. In particular, the committee hosts an annual comedy ‘Great Debate’ and an annual ‘Speed Networking’ night, both intended to give members the opportunity to meet and enjoy themselves away from the formalities of legal study and practice.
  • The committee produces high-quality submissions to government and law reform bodies on dispute resolution practice and professional issues. On numerous occasions, the committee has been invited to participate in in-person consultation sessions with relevant law reform bodies.
  • The committee has published the ‘Practitioner’s Guide to Civil Litigation’, a handbook now in its fourth edition, giving young (and old) lawyers a simple and practical guide to all steps involved in civil litigation.

Who we are

Chair: Andrew Hack
Vice Chair: Lauren Absalom
Secretary: Sophia Urlich

What's happening

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When do we meet?

Monthly - First Wednesday 

3 February 2021 6:00pm

7 July 2021 6:00pm

3 March 2021 6:00pm

4 August 2021 6:00pm

7 April 2021 6:00pm

1 September 2021 6:00pm

5 May 2021 6:00pm

6 October 2021 6:00pm

2 June 2021 6:00pm

3 November 2021 6:00pm