Young Lawyers: Become a Member

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Terms of Use

By registering as a Young Lawyer you will be asked to select a committee or committees (Committee) to join. As part of your membership of a Committee you may be given access to information sharing platforms (each, a Platform). Such membership and access is subject to the following terms.


Responsibilities of Committee Membership

Each Committee has a Chair who is appointed by the President or elected by the Committee. Secretarial support for each Committee is provided by the NSW Young Lawyers Office.

Members are asked to volunteer to carry out tasks requested by the Chair and to complete those tasks within a set timeframe.

Committee members are encouraged to be as involved as possible in their Committee.


Each Committee meets about once a month for an hour. All Committee members must regularly participate in and, where possible, attend the meetings of the Committee. All members are expected to read background materials beforehand and be prepared for Committee meetings.

We recognise that members living or working outside the Sydney CBD may find it hard or impossible to attend meetings. That shouldn’t deter Committee members from becoming involved.

Arrangements can be made for them to participate in committee meetings by telephone. Alternatively, members can participate in meetings and Committee projects through email and "fax back" sheets. From time to time work and family commitments may also prevent other members from attending a meeting. Again, those members are encouraged to contribute via the telephone, email and "fax back" sheets.

Members who cannot attend meetings are asked to inform the Committee Chair or Secretary in advance. Where there is good reason, irregular attendance at Committee meetings will not exclude members from remaining on a Committee if they are otherwise active.


All Committee members are expected to treat as confidential all Committee business, including statements made in a Committee meeting, Committee minutes and Committee documents and should aim to participate in at least two tasks a year.

Platform Terms of Use

Not Advice

The information provided on the Platform is not intended to constitute legal, business or other professional advice. It is provided as general information only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from a qualified professional such as a solicitor.


The Law Society of New South Wales (Law Society) will make no assessment of the materials uploaded or otherwise available on the Platform. Information on the Platform may not be accurate, current or complete and the Law Society does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information.

The Law Society is not responsible to you or anyone else for any loss suffered in connection with the use of the Platform or any of its content. The Law Society excludes, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any liability which may arise as a result of the use of the Platform, its content or the information on it, including links to other websites.

Where liability cannot be excluded, any liability incurred by the Law Society in relation to the use of the Platform or its content, is limited to the extent provided for by the Australian Consumer Law. To the extent permitted by law, the Law Society will not be liable for any consequential, incidental, indirect or special loss.

Intellectual Property

Users of the Platform are granted a non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable licence to use the Platform only in accordance with these Terms of Use. Nothing in these Terms of Use or the Platform will give users ownership of the content. Users may not sell, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, republish, licence, frame, upload, transmit, post, communicate or use the content except as authorised in writing by the Law Society.

The Law Society reserves the right to all intellectual property that is inherent in information, products, processes or technologies which form part of the Platform.

It is a condition of Young Lawyer membership that members assign on creation to the Law Society copyright in all papers and materials prepared by members as part of their Committee responsibilities and/or uploaded to the Platform.


Users of the Platform must not:

  • use the Platform in any way contrary to law or regulation or these Terms of Use,
  • undertake data harvesting of personal information from the Platform,
  • use information obtained from the Platform about a person, corporation or other entity to send unsolicited communications to that person, corporation or other entity,
  • in any way interfere with access to, or functionality of, the Platform or any transaction or process undertaken via the Platform, or
  • reproduce, incorporate or store any information from the Platform, unless the prior written consent of the Law Society has been obtained.

IT Policy

It is a condition of Young Lawyer membership that you follow the NSW Young Lawyers Email Use Policy. By registering as a Young Lawyer you agree to the terms of that policy as applicable.

Terms of Use

By completing this form you are providing personal information to the Law Society of New South Wales ACN 000 000 699 ABN 98 696 304 966 (we, us, or our).

Who do we collect the personal information from?
We generally collect your personal information directly from you. However, in some cases, we may receive your personal information from a third party (for instance if we receive a complaint) and when it is relevant to our statutory responsibilities (for instance other regulators who have dealt with you).

For what purposes do we collect personal information?
We collect your personal information to:

  • fulfil our functions and responsibilities under, and facilitate compliance with, the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW)legal profession legislation (as defined in the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014)), the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and associated regulations (which require and authorise us to collect certain information) including to maintain regulatory and corporate records;
  • fulfil our role as your professional association including:
    • maintaining membership records
    • communicating with you to offer products, services and events and when you obtain a product or service or come to an event
    • to conduct research and provide public representation; and
  • provide information to third parties as authorised or required by law.

What if we didn't collect this personal information?
Without your personal information we may not be able to process your application or request, perform our statutory functions or provide you with some or all of the services of the Law Society as a professional association.

Who are the types of bodies and persons to whom we usually disclose your personal information?
Your personal information may be provided to:

  • entities distributing information relevant to you as a legal practitioner or member of the Law Society;
  • subsidiaries of the Law Society, the College of Law, Lawcover and other professional indemnity insurers and practising certificate funders;
  • our professional advisors and contractors (strictly on the basis that the information is to be used only for providing services to the Law Society and must not be disclosed);
  • Australian regulators and government entities (such as the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner) and overseas regulators; and
  • organisations that represent the legal profession such as the Law Council of Australia and Regional Law Societies.

Disclosure overseas
If you practise in a foreign country (or apply to do so) we may send your personal information overseas in response to an inquiry from the relevant authority in that place.

You can access and correct your personal information
Our privacy policy contains information about how you may access your personal information and seek correction of such information; as well as how to complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles and how we will deal with such a complaint. Our privacy policy is accessible here.

Phone: (02) 9926 0333
Fax: (02) 9231 5809

Personal Information Collection Notice

The Law Society of New South Wales respects your privacy and the confidentiality and security of personal information provided by you to us. The information provided by you to the Law Society on this form will be used by the Law Society for the purposes of communicating with you in relation to our products, services and events in accordance with our Personal Information Collection Notice.

Personal Information Collection Notice

The Law Society of New South Wales respects your privacy and the confidentiality and security of personal information provided by you to us. The information provided by you to the Law Society on this form will be used by the Law Society for the purposes of communicating with you in relation to our products, services and events in accordance with our Personal Information Collection Notice.