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Law Reform & Advocacy

As the representative of solicitors in NSW, the Law Society speaks on behalf of the legal profession, and advocates for changes to the law that benefit the entire community.

This section provides information about the main avenues through which we do this, and highlights our significant advocacy projects.

 Policy Submissions & Projects

 Legal Profession Uniform Law

The Law Society's policy committees make extensive submissions examining proposals for law reform and the operation of the justice system. More...

The Society joins with the Law Council of Australia and the Law Institute of Victoria in guiding the introduction of uniform regulation of the legal profession.  More...

Thought leadership

 Committees & Resources

Our Thought Leadership forums promote discussion on topics that will shape the legal profession into the future. More...

In addition to their law reform and policy work, the Law Society's policy committees also provide numerous resources in their respective practice areas. More...

Advancement of Women


The Law Society's Advancement of Women in the legal profession initiative is designed to encourage the development of working cultures and arrangements that help female lawyers achieve career progression and job satisfaction. More...



Proposed NSW Professional Conduct & Practice Rules (Solicitor’s Rules)