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Become a Member

NSW Young Lawyers membership is free and open to all young legal practitioners, graduates and law students across New South Wales.


  • 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

Membership will conclude at the end of the year when a member turns 36, or at the end of their first 5 years of practice, whichever is the later event.

If you are unsure of your eligibility for membership, please refer to clause 3.1(a) of the NSW Young Lawyers Constitution. By joining a Committee, members agree to abide by the Constitution, to accept the Responsibilities of Committee Membership and to comply with the NSW Young Lawyers Email Use Policy.

Law Students & Graduates

NSW Young Lawyers offers over 50 years of experience and expertise to help law students and graduates through their legal education, and the early stages of their career.

NSW Young Lawyers gives students the opportunity to gain first-hand insight into the profession that they will soon be part of. It is a great opportunity to get involved in meaningful forum for change, expand their knowledge and network with link-minded professionals in a social environment.


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Young Barristers

Although the Law Society of NSW is a professional association for solicitors, young barristers are encouraged to participate in NSW Young Lawyers. The first few years at the Bar can be a real challenge and NSW Young Lawyers can provide peer support and help to develop long-term professional relationships.

Become a Member

Join one or more of the Committees by subscribing to the Committee email lists.

By subscribing to the lists you will receive all the latest updates on events, projects, meetings and current issues. Members will also have the opportunity to post questions to the list in an open forum.

New members will receive a confirmation email at the time of subscription from the Committee Chair. Any queries relating to a particular Committee can be directed to the Chair; details are listed on the respective Committee pages.


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