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Practising law in New South Wales

The Law Society of New South Wales provides information on engaging in legal practice in New South Wales for both current solicitors and those wishing to practise in this jurisdiction.

The information in this section includes step-by-step instructions, links to relevant organisations and legislation plus downloadable forms.

Becoming a Solicitor in New South Wales

 Your Practising Certificate

Academic and practical legal training requirements and how to apply for admission to the Supreme Court of New South Wales. More...

Applications, renewals, fees, types, conditions, Certificates of Fitness, interstate practitioners and practising foreign law in New South Wales. More...

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

 Supervised Legal Practice

Continuing Professional Development requirements in New South Wales. More...

How to have condition 2 removed from your practising certificate. More...

Practice Management Course

 Professional Indemnity Insurance

Approved Practice Management Courses in New South Wales for solicitors intending to practise as a principal or supervising legal practitioner. More...

The approved insurer, Lawcover, exemptions and limitation of liability through the Law Society of New South Wales Scheme. More...

 Enquiries and Record Searches

Locating Australian Legal Practitioners

Assistance with practising certificates, New South Wales solicitor contact details, locating files and historical searches of law practices. More...

Links to Law Societies and Bar Associations in Australian states and territories. More...

Practice Structures

Forms directory

Incorporated Legal Practices and Unincorporated Legal Practices, plus the notification requirements for each type. More...

List of downloadable forms in PDF format for all the areas above. More...

 

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