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Membership is free for the following people:

  • 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.

Becoming an active member of Young Lawyers couldn’t be easier! There are many ways to get involved depending on your interest, commitment and personal circumstance.

Membership of Young Lawyers terminates automatically 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.


As the leader of the legal profession in NSW, Young Lawyers offers over 50 years of experience and expertise to help you through your legal education and legal career.

Young Lawyers gives students the opportunity to gain first-hand insight into the profession you will soon be part of. It’s a great opportunity to be involved in meaningful forum for change, sharpen your knowledge and have fun along the way.

Young Barristers

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

How to become an active member

Participate in a Committee.

Joining one of our committees is an ideal way to become an active member of Young Lawyers.

New Committee members are always welcome. We encourage you to join a committee mailing list to find out more about our monthly meetings, recent project and upcoming events (link to calendar).

If you aren’t a member of NSW Young Lawyers, you can still keep an eye on our Committee activities through our Quarterly Newsletter – Debrief

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