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Handbooks, guides and books

Law Society publications

The Law Society produces general-interest publications and information to equip solicitors and their staff with the knowledge required to run a successful practice. Titles available to purchase from the Law Society Shop include:

Legal Secretary's Handbook 2015, 10th Edition: The leading text for legal support professionals in NSW provides a comprehensive guide to the major areas of practice, including over 50 standard forms and a glossary of terms

Opening Law Term: Opening of Law Term Speeches, Chief Justice James Spigelman AC

Legal Accounting Handbook 6th Edition 2008 (Trust and Controlled Money)

NSW Young Lawyers’ publications

Several committees of NSW Young Lawyers have researched and written publications aimed at both young and new practitioners. All are written in an easy-to-understand style and offer suggestions for further assistance.

The following publications are available in hardcopy and online:

Hardcopy publications are available through the Law Society Shop. To view or download copies online, please click on the publication below:

Being Well in the Law - A guide for lawyers

Careers Guide to Public Law and Government 

The Practitioner's Guide to Family Law 

Plan Your Career Guide

How To Survive And Thrive In Your First Year Of Law Guide

The Practitioner's Guide to Civil Litigation

The International Law Internship Guide

The Practitioner's Guide to International Law

Companion Animal Law - 2nd Edition

Criminal Law Careers Guide 2012

The following publications are available online only:

Environment and Planning Law Careers Guide 2012

A Practitioner's Guide to Corporate Law

A Practitioner's Guide to the Land and Environment Court

Understanding Your Clients and Mental Illness

Understanding Your Clients and Intellectual Disability

For all enquiries regarding publications, please email  NSW Young Lawyers.

Publications for the community

The Law Society has also produced a series of leaflets and client newsletters as practice support tools for solicitors to send their clients as well as the Know Your Rights campaign brochures.

Young Lawyers has produced a series of free publications for the community.  






  • Law Society Shop
  • Lower Ground Floor
  • 170 Phillip Street
  • Sydney NSW 2000
  • T: (02) 9926 0386
  • E: shop@lawsociety.com.au
  • NSW Young Lawyers
  • Level 6, 170 Phillip Street
  • Sydney NSW 2000
  • DX 362 Sydney
  • T: (02) 9926 0182
  • F: (02) 9226 0282
  • E: ylgeneral@lawsociety.com.au
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