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.
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.
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:
- 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 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.