Membership

The City of Sydney Law Society has adopted the following objects:

Communication    Fraternity    Professional Co-operation

The City of Sydney Law Society came into existence on 21 July 1992 and was incorporated on 14 September 1992 as an independent association of lawyers.

It was formed to meet the needs of legal practitioners in any size firms, employees in the corporate and public sectors, and advocates, in the CBD. We provide a local Forum where we talk on matters of common interest and be briefed on such matters. We provide networking opportunities, meetings with notable speakers, lobbying for change to help our practices and the community, provide information of interest and importance in Newsletters and in outstanding seminars and functions.

Meetings of the Committee, the Forum, Dinners, Seminars, Briefings and other activities are regular events for members. Suggestions for future activities are welcome.

Why Join City of Sydney Law Society?

Membership Benefits

As a member you will gain access to exclusive member benefits to support you and your practice and keep you connected with news to the profession, new case-law and legislation

Your Membership includes the following Benefits;

  • Membership provides you with access to over 40 high quality continuing professional development (CPD) seminars throughout the year where you can attend in person or via webinar. (in person subject to Covid 19)
  • Our CPD seminars cover a diverse range of topics and practice areas presented by Judges, Barrister and solicitors and other professional with specialised expertise in their fields
  • Access to past seminar papers that can be downloaded and now webinars viewed live.
  • Discounts on a range of social and networking events including;
    • Free members drinks and networking opportunities held throughout the year
    • Law Week breakfast – held each year in May at a discounted price
    • Downing Centre drinks where you can mingle with the Judiciary, barristers and other solicitors in a casual setting over a drink or two – held in October      each year at the Downing centre Sydney.
    • Annual Dinner, featuring a variety of guest speaker and entertainment – held in November each year at a discounted price
  • Members access to employment opportunities for students, grads and lawyers both  employee and employer opportunities

Financial membership also entitles you to attend the Annual General Meeting held before the Annual Dinner in November of each year

Members can nominate to serve on the management committee and/or various subcommittees if you wish to become more involved in areas of your interest or expertise. The Management Committee usually meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

Members regular email updates with upcoming seminars and events, social functions and special notices.

The CSLS has social media page connections such as LinkedIn and Instagram where you can access regular notices of upcoming events and seminars keeping you in touch.

Membership Fees

Individual Membership - $77.00*
Newly Admitted (admitted 1 - 2 years) - $55.00*
Student Membership - $22.00*

Membership is currently for a six month period : January 2021 - June 2021.

*All prices include 10% GST.
Membership is “personal” to the individual and is not transferable within the firm.


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