Central West

Law Society

Area: Orange, Bathurst, Cowra, Forbes, Parkes, Rylstone and Grenfell
Objectives: To facilitate networking for local practitioners and to provide MCLE seminars for the benefit of all members who are often unable to attend such events held in Sydney; To support local communities through the provision bursaries and scholarships and by assisting the Law Society's Mock Trial Competition. For more information see the 2018 Presidents Message, President's report and Treasurer's report.

Committee Members: refer the Central West Law Society webpage for details

Meetings: Monthly meetings, mainly via teleconference; Annual General Meeting held in November. 

MCLE: seminars throughout the year; an annual full-day MCLE and an annual Lawyers Lunch.

Bursary and Student Prize: 2018 Bursary prize application

Membership: CWLS welcomes all new practitioners to the region and encourages them to join. To be a member you must be a practitioner working in the region, or be a law student within the region. To join, complete the 2018 Membership Form and return it, together with payment, to the Treasurer. For more information call Beth on (02) 6331 1533 or email epratley@mcmc.com.au

Annual fees: $20

About us 

The Central West Law Society covers Bathurst, Blayney, Cowra, Forbes, Parkes, Grenfell, Condobolin, Orange, Rylstone, Millthorpe and Canowindra. We aim to provide high-quality, relevant, cost-effective CLE opportunities and some social events for practitioners in our region. Our events are open to financial members and non-members alike.


Our annual financial membership for the Central West Law Society is $20 per annum. It provides you with discounts to our MCLE seminars and social events. We hope you will continue to be a financial member by completing and returning the membership form. The CWLS also welcomes  new practitioners to the region and encourages those who have not already joined to do so.

We will hold social events throughout the year but if other areas wish to host a function for local lawyers please do not hesitate to contact the CWLS Committee to discuss how we can assist to fund and promote the event.

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Contact us


Steph Hughes
Tel: (02) 6852 1211 / 6862 6660
Email: steph@hughesco.com.au

Vice President 

Danielle Ford


Beth Pratley 
Tel: (02) 6331 1533
Email: epratley@mcmc.com.au 


Sharyn Jenkins 
Email: sharyn.jenkins@hotmail.com

CLE Chair 

Tricia Arden 
Tel: (02) 6368 2404 
Email: arden@ardenlaw.com.au

Social Chair 

Penny Baker
Tel: (02) 6331 1533
Email: pbaker@mcmc.com.au

Young Lawyers Representative

Amy Simpson
Tel: (02) 6362 1922
Email: amy@cptlegal.com.au



Email: cwls.committee@gmail.com