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Finding a solicitor

Choosing the right solicitor, firm or mediator is the first step in achieving your legal goals. But when you’re in need of legal help it may be difficult to know what to do and who to turn to.

The Law Society of New South Wales can point you in the right direction. One of our principal responsibilities is to connect the legal profession with the community.

We provide information and referral services that can help you quickly identify qualified solicitors that offer legal services appropriate for your needs.

We can assist people who are able to pay for legal services and sometimes we can help those that can’t.

Our services

Find a Lawyer – search our online database of all current practising solicitors in New South Wales.

Find a Law Practice – search our online database of all law practice in New South Wales.

Find a Mediator – search our online database of all mediators in New South Wales.

Solicitor Referral Service – receive contact details of law firms suitable for your needs via personalised telephone and email assistance, or online for your convenience.

The Pro Bono Scheme – for people who are unable to pay for legal help and have been refused a grant of Legal Aid.

Other information

Specialist Accreditation Scheme – how to identify solicitors who have specialist skills and experience.

After-hours assistance in criminal law – list of solicitors who specialise in criminal law who can be contacted outside normal business hours.

Locating Australian legal practitioners – links to other Australian law societies and bar associations for locating solicitors and barristers in other states and territories.


  • Solicitor Referral Service
  • Law Society of NSW
  • 170 Phillip Street
  • Sydney NSW 2000
  • DX 362 Sydney
  • T: (02) 9926 0300, or
  • 1800 422 713 (outside Sydney)
  • E: crs@lawsociety.com.au


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