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SERVICES GUIDE 2015/16

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2,630,000 unique visitors were attracted to Find A Lawyer

15,000 hours of CPD were delivered

500 hours of face–to–face CPD seminars were offered

320 articles were written for the LSJ

133 segmented newsletters were compiled

20 alliance partners continued offering added benefits

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CONTENTS

6 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

8 CAREER ADVANCEMENT

10 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

12 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

14 NETWORKS AND SUPPORT

16 HEALTH AND WELLBEING

18 PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

20 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

22 ADVOCACY

24 THE COMMUNITY

26 FACILITIES

28 EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITS

30 ANNUAL EVENTS

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OUR PRIORITIES

YOUR LEARNING Practical education designed with your needs in mind.

YOUR WELLBEING Practising law offers many rewards but can also be very challenging. The Law Society aims to alleviate these challenges, particularly in the areas of mental health and wellbeing. The Law Society can actively address the practices and attitudes that can be difficult for individual solicitors to influence on their own. By taking initiative on issues such as flexible work arrangements and mental health we can effect positive changes across the profession.

The Law Society Professional Development Program has been designed with just one overarching goal in mind: To give our members the knowledge and skills you need to succeed as a lawyer.

YOUR PRACTICE Balance the business of legal practice with the business of being a solicitor. To help law practices and individual solicitors maximise efficiency and productivity, The Law Society offers a range of personal support and business information services. We’ve established these services in recognition that complex legal and personal issues often require a second opinion and, often, one external to your usual networks.

YOUR PROFESSION Speaking on behalf of the profession, and

advocating for change to benefit the community. Through our network of expert policy committees, The Law Society draws on the collective knowledge and experience of members to promote public debate on law reform and legal policy issues. The Law Society is engaged in a constant process of consultation with government and made over 120 legal policy submissions in 2014/15 .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) 02 9926 0250 www.lawsociety.com.au/cpd Professional development shouldn’t just focus on the latest knowledge and thinking; it should also give you concrete tips and techniques that you can use in everyday practice. Our broad program covers substantive law, skills training, practice management, wellbeing and the mandatory topics (Solicitors Rule 57 and Regulation 176 ). We also organise specialist seminars throughout the year focusing on specific practice areas. In all, we’ll offer more than 300 CPD seminars in 2015/16 designed for lawyers at all stages of their careers. This includes face– to–face, webcast and podcast options for learning. Members receive discounts on all CPD.

WEBCASTS Not all quality CPD is delivered face–to–face. Now you can earn CPD units whenever you like without leaving your desk.

MY CLE LIBRARY

www.lawsociety.com.au/eshop My CLE Library enables you to save papers and podcasts you’ve purchased, so they’re available for you to refer to at any time – and all in one place.

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PRACTICAL TRAINING FOR LAWYERS AND SUPPORT STAFF www.lawsociety.com.au/stafftraining

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP www.lawsociety.com.au/thoughtleadership

Now in its fifth year, our Thought Leadership program plays an important role in leading discussion, raising awareness and changing behaviour on issues that affect our profession and the wider community. In 2015 , our focus turns to ‘Australia in the World’. We’ll also be continuing ongoing projects on The Advancement of Women and our Reconciliation Action Plan.

An efficient practice depends on efficient staff. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of practical courses aimed at equipping support staff and newly–admitted solicitors with the legal knowledge and administrative skills they need. Choose from online and face–to–face modules in areas as diverse as conveyancing, wills and probate, family law and litigation. SPECIALIST ACCREDITATION SCHEME 02 9926 0305 www.lawsociety.com.au/specialists Our Specialist Accreditation Scheme recognises the expertise of individual members, helping lift their profile among our profession and the general public. Specialist Accreditation is based on peer assessment of skills and knowledge and, for this reason, the scheme has become a cornerstone of legal professional development in NSW. The Law Society offers accreditation exclusively to members across 13 practice areas.

LEGAL PROFESSION UNIFORM LAW 02 9926 0390 www.lawsociety.com.au/uniformlaw

The Legal Profession Uniform Law will be implemented in 2015 . Make sure you are up to date with the changes to your regulatory responsibilities. CPD seminars will also be held throughout the year.

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CAREER ADVANCEMENT

CAREERHUB

SEGMENT SPECIFIC NEWSLETTERS www.lawsociety.com.au/newsletters

www.lawsociety.com.au/careerhub Our award–winning CareerHub helps you face any career challenge by giving you the information you need to build your skills and realise your potential. The CareerHub features practical articles which draw on the insights and opinions of a range of experts and gives solicitors the inside word on what it takes to succeed at every stage of their careers. It also includes exclusive members–only content discussing core professional skills, as well as profiles of successful practising lawyers.

Our range of segment–specific newsletters keeps you up to date with the trends, insights and opinions that affect careers in your segment, by giving members practical advice on what it takes to have a successful career in today’s changing legal marketplace. Our suite of newsletters includes The Big Picture, Momentum, Scope, In the House, Public Record and Smalltalk, aimed respectively at employed lawyers in large, mid–sized and small firms, as well as corporate counsels, government solicitors and small firm owners and partners.

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PRESIDENT’S MEDAL

JOB BOARD

www.lawsociety.com.au/presidentsmedal The President’s Medal is an annual award that recognises one member’s significant personal and professional contribution to improving access to law and justice in the community. We will ask for nominations in August.

jobboard@lawsociety.com.au www.lawsociety.com.au/jobboard

The Law Society’s job board advertises relevant legal job opportunities straight to you. If you are interested in advertising a position directly to the profession, please view the site for details.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

FIND A LAWYER

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION 02 9926 0214 adr@lawsociety.com.au www.lawsociety.com.au/adr The Law Society provides a service connecting disputing parties to experienced ADR practitioners. We also offer resources and seminars to assist solicitors seeking opportunities in this growing area of practice, and The Law Society is an accrediting body under the National Mediator Accreditation System. In 2014 we added to The Law Society’s successful Mediation Program by establishing the Family Law Settlement Service as an ongoing program.

www.lawsociety.com.au/findalawyer The Law Society website includes an online directory of all practising solicitors and firms in NSW – the most comprehensive in the state – attracting over 40,000 unique visitors a week.

SOLICITOR REFERRAL SERVICE 02 9926 0300 ereferral@lawsociety.com.au www.lawsociety.com.au/srsregister

We encourage all practices to register for our referral service, which provides around 20,000 online and telephone referrals a year to people looking for legal help or a law firm. Almost 1,600 private firms have already registered.

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CONNECTING YOUR PRACTICE WITH THE COMMUNITY AND OTHER SOLICITORS

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

SMALL PRACTICE PORTAL www.lawsociety.com.au/smallpracticeportal

SMALLTALK

www.lawsociety.com.au/smalltalk Smalltalk, is a bi–monthly newsletter which discusses current issues associated with running a small or mid– sized practice. Smalltalk’s contributors include some of Australia’s most well–known business and legal practice consultants, as well as experts from within The Law Society and practice owners themselves.

Our Small Practice Portal is an online resource specifically designed to help owners and partners of small firms establish and grow successful businesses. The Small Practice Portal taps into the knowledge of a range of business and legal experts, who provide members with guidance on each step of a practice owner’s business journey.

PRACTICE SALE AND PURCHASE advertising@lawsociety.com.au www.lawsociety.com.au/pracsale

We provide a range of information on buying, selling and valuing a practice on the Small Practice Portal, as well as the opportunity to advertise practices for sale in the LSJ and on the website.

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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 02 9926 0344 secretary@lawsociety.com.au

LEGALSUPER

02 8223 4003 (Bob Lees) www.legalsuper.com.au

Since 1989 legalsuper has managed the retirement savings for people working in the legal community. Now managing more than $2.5 billion in assets, legalsuper returns all profits to members. ATTRACT THE RIGHT GRADUATES FOR YOUR FIRM michelle.westlund@lawsociety.com.au The Graduate Employment and Summer Clerkship Programs, administered by The Law Society, have about 30 registered law firms and are open to students from law schools across NSW. The programs are available to all law firms, corporate legal practices and government legal practices with the aim of streamlining legal recruitment.

Exclusively for members, The Law Society of New South Wales Scheme allows members in private practice to limit their occupational liability to nominated limitation amounts. (Conditions apply).

LAWCOVER

1800 650 748 www.lawcover.com.au

Lawcover is the approved insurer to law practices in NSW and provides $2 million Professional Indemnity Insurance to law practices under the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW). Optional Top Up Insurance up to a limit of $20 million is also available. Lawcover’s comprehensive range of Professional Services fall into three distinct areas: • Claims Management • Practice Support Services • Insurance Services and Underwriting

LOCUM SERVICE 02 9926 0381

locums@lawsociety.com.au www.lawsociety.com.au/locumservice

Whether you need to take an unexpected break, or you’re looking for specialised help, The Law Society’s Locum Service connects firms seeking short or fixed term assistance with experienced solicitors.

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NETWORKS AND SUPPORT

NSW YOUNG LAWYERS 02 9926 0182

REGIONAL LAW SOCIETIES

www.lawsociety.com.au/regional www.lawsociety.com.au/events A network of 29 regional law societies provides local representation for members. Regional Law Society representatives meet regularly in Sydney, providing an important link to The Law Society President and Council. The Regional Law Societies also provide practical support for their members through CPD seminars, networking events and communication about local issues. The Law Society website lists seminars and events hosted by regional Law Societies.

ylgeneral@lawsociety.com.au www.younglawyers.com.au NSW Young Lawyers gives new, young and aspiring practitioners the opportunity to meet and work together, expand their knowledge and advance their careers. NSW–admitted lawyers who are 36 or under, or lawyers in their first five years of practice, as well as law students, are automatically members of Young Lawyers. Download the NSW Young Lawyers Mobile App: www.1tap.mobi/nswyl

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YOUNG LAWYERS MENTORING PROGRAM 02 9926 0182 ylmentoring@lawsociety.com.au www.lawsociety.com.au/ylmentoring The NSW Young Lawyers Mentoring Program unites young and newly–admitted lawyers seeking guidance and support with more experienced practitioners.

SOCIAL MEDIA www.linkedin.com/company/law–society–of–nsw

The Law Society LinkedIn group gives members the opportunity to connect online with their peers, discuss media and legal reform issues and contribute to ideas that shape our profession. The group now has more than 3,800 members and is growing fast. You can also follow the company for regular updates on services and events. www.twitter.com/lawsocietynsw Follow us @LawSocietyNSW and keep up–to–date with the latest news, policy and advocacy initiatives, launches, seminars and events as they happen. www.facebook.com/lawsocietyofnsw Our Facebook page fosters informed dialogue between our members on the issues that matter most to them.

WOMEN’S MENTORING 02 9926 0139

womensmentoring@lawsociety.com.au www.lawsociety.com.au/womensmentoring

The Law Society’s Women’s Mentoring Program gives women lawyers at 10 – 15 years post–admission the opportunity to spend dedicated time with senior lawyers.

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

WELLBEING SEMINAR SERIES guidespw@lawsociety.com.au www.lawsociety.com.au/wellbeing

LIFELINE FOR LAWYERS 1800 085 062

lifeline.org.au/crisischat (8pm–4am daily) www.lawsociety.com.au/lifeline In 2014 The Law Society engaged Lifeline to establish Lifeline for Lawyers, providing members access to a free and confidential 24/7 telphone crisis support service, for individuals experiencing emotional and psychological distress. LAWYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 1800 777 662 info@lap.com.au www.lawsociety.com.au/lap LAP is a free and confidential service for solicitors experiencing practice management issues. The program coordinator is an experienced solicitor and can refer members to counsellors, agencies or schemes for further assistance.

This popular series of CPD seminars helps members manage the pressures of legal practice, achieve positive outcomes and enjoy a balanced personal and professional life. Topics include Staying Well at Work; Smart, Cool and Well; Using Your Mind to Manage Your Brain; Dealing With Difficult Clients and Colleagues; and You and Me Against the World, tailored specifically for sole practitioners and those in small to medium law firms. The program is offered at several locations throughout NSW, as well as through tailored in–house presentations.

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LAWCARE

WORK LIFE LINKS

0416 200 788 LawCare provides confidential access to a professional counsellor. Members only pay for face–to–face consultations. NSW YOUNG LAWYERS MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING WEBSITE www.lawsociety.com.au/ylmentalhealth

02 9261 1855 or 1800 631 024 Work|Life Links is a leading consultancy which helps solicitors balance work and personal commitments. It offers advice and information on a number of lifestyle issues, to ensure you find a way to balance career, family and personal life commitments.

SPECIALIST PANEL

www.lawsociety.com.au/specialistpanel The Law Society provides solicitors with access to an independent panel of specialists including counsellors, psychologists, GPs and psychiatrists to be contacted independently for confidential consultation services.

This page is dedicated to helping law students, solicitors and barristers recognise and manage mental health issues personally and in others.

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PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

LEGAL ENQUIRY SERVICE

PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT UNIT We provide information and resources to help practitioners understand and comply with their legislative obligations. We also offer practical and confidential assistance by phone or email for matters involving ethics, costs or regulatory compliance.

1800 420 934 (free from any land line in Australia) or 02 9926 0333 peter.leggo@lawsociety.com.au

Our Legal Information Officer provides members with assistance across a range of areas of law: business, criminal, employment, family, general litigation, property, wills and estates, and powers of attorney. PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS ASSISTANCE 02 9926 0390 psd@lawsociety.com.au The Law Society offers assistance to practitioners uncertain of their obligations when it comes to disclosure or ‘show cause’ events. We can also help appoint a practice manager where a solicitor becomes ill or dies.

ETHICS

02 9926 0114 ethics@lawsociety.com.au

COSTS

02 9926 0382 costs@lawsociety.com.au

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE 02 9926 0115

frances.moffitt@lawsociety.com.au

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SENIOR SOLICITORS SCHEME www.lawsociety.com.au/seniorsols

TRUST ACCOUNTING 02 9926 0337 tad@lawsociety.com.au

The Law Society provides a panel of solicitors to assist solicitors who are the subject of a complaint with the Legal Services Commissioner.

www.lawsociety.com.au/trustaccounts www.lawsociety.com.au/statutorydepositcalculator

The Trust Accounts Department offers assistance to practitioners and support staff about the receipt, holding and disbursement of trust money. To encourage best practice the department also maintains practical resources including trust account record templates, seminar notes and the online statutory deposit calculator.

COMPLIANCE ANALYSIS REVIEWS 02 9926 0115 www.lawsociety.com.au/cars

A Compliance Analysis Review can make your firm more efficient by helping you understand your professional responsibilities and providing practical solutions to any compliance issues your firm faces. This free, confidential service is available to firms across NSW.

LAW SOCIETY REGISTRY 02 9926 0156 registry@lawsociety.com.au www.lawsociety.com.au/practisinglawinnsw

The Registry offers assistance with your practising certificate and its conditions, contact details of solicitors and firms, historical searches and Mandatory CPD requirements.

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INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

MONDAY BRIEFS

LAW SOCIETY LIBRARY 02 9926 0324 library@lawsociety.com.au

mondaybriefs@lawsociety.com.au www.lawsociety.com.au/mondaybriefs

www.lawsociety.com.au/library The Law Society’s Library holds a comprehensive collection of precedents, law reports, textbooks, loose–leaf practice books and digital resources. Loans are dispatched to suburban and regional areas.

This weekly newsletter provides solicitors with valuable updates on important legal news and developments, legislative changes, Law Society services, upcoming seminars and events.

LSJ

LIBRARY RESEARCH SERVICE library@lawsociety.com.au

02 9926 0374 www.lawsociety.com.au/lsj

Receive your monthly hardcopy edition of the award– winning LSJ, which is now also available via an app for Apple and Android. Read the latest in exclusive legal updates, news, views, features, and everything the modern lawyer needs to know for optimal practice and performance.

The Law Society Library staff can assist with finding the answer to a simple enquiry or help find relevant materials for a particular matter.

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CONTRACTS, LEASES AND REQUISITIONS 02 9926 0386 www.lawsociety.com.au/eshop

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

www.lawsociety.com.au/knowyourrights The Law Society works hard to show the community what our profession does and the value we bring to clients’ personal and commercial lives. Our Know Your Rights campaign centres around a series of easy–to–read online guides to common legal challenges such as making a will, problems with neighbours and separating from a life partner. Each guide explains the main issues in a way non–lawyers can understand and shows how a solicitor can help.

The Law Society Shop offers discounts to members on the 2005 Contract for Sale of Land and the 2004 Contract for Sale of Business, as well as requisitions and leases. The 2014 Contract is available through The Law Society’s purpose built portal – ECOS.

PUBLICATIONS FOR SOLICITORS www.lawsociety.com.au/practitionersguides

Both The Law Society and NSW Young Lawyers offer a range of online and hard copy guides and handbooks for lawyers, practical staff and the community. These include Working with Barristers, the Legal Accounting Handbook and the 10 th edition of the Legal Secretary’s Handbook, as well as the Young Lawyers guides to International Law, Corporate Law and Criminal Law. Many of these publications are free. Others are available for discounted prices through The Law Society eShop.

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ADVOCACY

POLICY AND REPRESENTATION www.lawsociety.com.au/advocacy

LAW SOCIETY COMMITTEES

www.lawsociety.com.au/committees Members have the opportunity to make a direct impact on law reform and policy development by serving on one of 19 expert policy and practice committees. The Law Society committees bring solicitors together to actively engage in law reform through policy submissions. They also provide solicitors with a range of useful resources in specific areas of practice. Members of The Law Society will be invited to apply for committee positions in September.

We aim to harness the collective knowledge and experience of our members so that we can effectively represent the NSW legal profession when advocating for improvements to the law, and access to justice. In the last year we made more than 120 policy submissions to government. Over the next year, key issues will include: • Continuing proposals for criminal law reform and sentencing • Implementation of the Uniform Law for legal profession regulation • The review of 2012 workers compensation reforms • Advanced care planning and end of life issues • Ongoing work on the national e–conveyancing system.

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NSW YOUNG LAWYERS COMMITTEES www.lawsociety.com.au/ylcommittees

LAWASIA

www.lawasia.asn.au The Law Society is the Australian host of

Members are invited to contribute to the work of NSW Young Lawyers’ committees and participate in a range of activities and events. NSW Young Lawyers has 15 committees that meet on a monthly basis. By joining one of these committees, members can get involved in a range of fulfilling and rewarding projects. www.lawsociety.com.au/council The Council leads The Law Society and oversees its strategic direction. Solicitor members are encouraged to vote in annual Council elections, and eligible to stand for election. Nominations will be invited in September and Council elections will be held in October. The election results will be announced at The Law Society Annual General Meeting. LAW SOCIETY COUNCIL

LAWASIA – the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific. Our relationship with LAWASIA gives us a unique opportunity to contribute directly to its efforts in advancing the administration of justice, rule of law and human rights, as well as the capacity to strengthen the legal profession in our region.

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THE COMMUNITY

LAW SOCIETY PRO BONO SCHEME 02 9926 0364

MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION mocklaw@lawsociety.com.au

www.lawsociety.com.au/mocktrial Designed to promote a greater understanding of the law, members can volunteer as a magistrate or scriptwriter for The Law Society coordinated competition for secondary school students.

The Law Society Pro Bono Scheme coordinates referrals to registered law firms. Pro Bono work is provided on a free or substantially reduced fee basis (a means and merit test is applied) to people who are unable to pay for legal help and have been refused Legal Aid.

SPEAKERS BUREAU

MOCK MEDIATION

speakersbureau@lawsociety.com.au www.lawsociety.com.au/sbregister

mocklaw@lawsociety.com.au www.lawsociety.com.au/mockmediation

Register with the Bureau for the opportunity to deliver pro bono talks to community groups and secondary schools. This is a fantastic way to build your professional profile, to target potential new clients in your area and to build legal awareness in your community.

This competition gives secondary school students the skills they need to resolve conflict. Members can volunteer to act as adjudicators or scriptwriters.

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PROMOTING UNDERSTANDING OF THE LAW AND

HELPING TO ENSURE LEGAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE TO ALL

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FACILITIES

MEDIATION ROOMS 02 9926 0349

DINING ROOM 02 9926 0224

www.lawsociety.com.au/mediationrooms We provide mediation, arbitration and meeting rooms in a private, secure environment. Our purpose–built rooms are flexible enough to accommodate almost any type of negotiation or meeting and come with complimentary wireless internet access as well as other facilities. VISITING SOLICITORS ROOMS 02 9926 0333 Our visiting solicitors’ rooms are perfect for client meetings or as a base for working in the city.

www.lawsociety.com.au/dining An excellent choice for a casual or business lunch, The Law Society Dining Room offers great value, efficient service and a stylish ambience.

FUNCTIONS AND MEETING ROOMS 02 9926 0349 www.lawsociety.com.au/meetings

The 2 nd floor of 170 Phillip Street can hold up to 100 people for dinner and up to 150 people for cocktails. We also offer smaller rooms for meetings and private dining as well as a purpose–built training room.

PHOTOCOPY SERVICE 02 9926 0221

printroom@lawsociety.com.au Fast, reliable and competitively priced copies and binding for members only.

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PROVIDING PURPOSE–DESIGNED FACILITIES IN THE SYDNEY CBD

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EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITS

Savings valid as at 1 February 2015 . Visit The Law Society website for more information, including terms and conditions. www.lawsociety.com.au/memberconnexions | www.lawsociety.com.au/practiceconnexions.

BUSINESS AND IT

FINANCE

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LIFESTYLE

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

Receive preferential pricing and access to corporate automotive programs on new car purchases.

Save on the Art Gallery of NSW’s Corporate Membership program.

Save on private health insurance, designed to suit your needs.

Discounted rental car rates and VIP rewards.

Save up to $100 on Elevate Executive Health Checks.

Save over $300 on Qantas Club membership rates.

Enjoy corporate rates at the conveniently located Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

Receive 10 % off standard Fitness First membership rates.

Receive 10 % off subscriptions with iSubscribe.

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Take up complimentary affiliate membership and access a huge portfolio of wines.

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ANNUAL EVENTS

OPENING OF LAW TERM DINNER JANUARY/FEBRUARY

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CHARITY BALL SEPTEMBER

The dinner provides a platform for the public discussion of issues that go to the heart of the legal system.

The annual charity event organised by NSW Young Lawyers in conjunction with other professional bodies.

MEMBERS DINNER OCTOBER At this annual event, we acknowledge the contributions of solicitors to the community, and celebrate the achievements of long–standing members. MOCK MEDIATION AND MOCK TRIAL FINALS OCTOBER & DECEMBER The Law Society coordinates these popular competitions for schools across NSW and the ACT.

GOLDEN GAVEL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION MAY

One of the most entertaining events on the legal calendar, organised by NSW Young Lawyers.

ANNUAL SPECIALIST ACCREDITATION CONFERENCE AUGUST Our flagship event for Accredited Specialists in property, personal injury and business law. STATE OF THE PROFESSION SEPTEMBER Hear from the Patron of NSW Young Lawyers on an issue the Patron views important to the practise of law. NSWYL MID–YEAR ASSEMBLY MAY Leaders from our profession collaborate and contribute to the future direction of NSW Young Lawyers.

NSW YOUNG LAWYERS ANNUAL ASSEMBLY NOVEMBER

Celebrate the achievements of NSW Young Lawyers, hear from experts and vote for leaders for the year ahead.

SPECIALIST ACCREDITATION COCKTAIL RECEPTION DECEMBER A function for new specialists.

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CPD SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR Our CPD seminars cover a broad range of practice areas, as well as professional skills. PRESIDENT’S WELCOME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR A cocktail function welcoming newly admitted lawyers. PRACTICE AREA CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR Specialist events in various areas of law, including Rural Issues, Government Solicitors, Corporate Lawyers and Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. REGIONAL EVENTS AND SEMINARS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR Organised by regional law societies across the state, these offer both networking and CPD opportunities. THOUGHT LEADERSHIP THROUGHOUT THE YEAR Our Thought Leadership program features a series of talks on Australia in the World, Women and Leadership and The Rule of Law.

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