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Membership Benefits

As a member you will gain access to exclusive benefits which will support your practice and keep you connected to the local profession.

Membership Benefits include:

  • Discounts on continuing professional development (CPD) seminars. Our CPD seminars are run throughout the year and cover a diverse range of topics and practice areas with high quality presenters. As a member you will be entitled to attend these seminars at the discounted rate of $90 ($150.00 for non-members). We occasionally offer free ‘member only’ CPD seminars.
  • Discounts on a range of social and networking events including:
    • Opening of Law Term ecumenical service, court ceremony, morning tea & cocktail function – held each year in early February
    • Annual Trivia Night– a different charity is supported each year– held in July/August
    • Young Lawyers Roadshow Cocktail Party
    • Banter with the Bench – mingle with the local Judiciary in a casual setting over a drink or two – held in October each year
    • Annual Members’ Dinner, featuring a guest speaker and musical entertainment – held on the first Friday of November
    • Coolahan Drinks – end of term celebration – free to members
    • Other impromptu drinks functions
  • Discounted membership at The Forum Health & Wellness Centre, Harbourside. The usual annual membership rate is $825 and Newcastle Law Society members will pay $695. Monthly direct debit is also available at the discounted rate.
  • Members can be included in the search function on the Find a Lawyer page of the website. Once your membership has been approved by the committee simply complete the Find a Lawyer Page Questionnaire.

Financial membership entitles you to attend the Annual General Meeting held on the third Tuesday of February each year and nominate to serve on the management committee and/or one of the subcommittees if you wish. The Management Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month and ordinary members are welcome to attend if they wish.

We send our members twice weekly email updates with upcoming seminars, social functions and special notices. We also send quarterly email newsletters to our members.

The NLS has a Facebook page where regular notices are posted for all upcoming events and seminars. You can ‘like’ our Facebook Page to stay in touch.

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