The City of Sydney Law Society is a regional society of the Law Society of New South Wales, the organisation representing solicitors in New South Wales, Australia. It is an incorporated society under the Incorporated Associations Act of New South Wales.
The members of the CSLS are predominantly solicitors practising in the central business district of Sydney. However, barristers, academics and students are also represented amongst our ranks. There are more than 13,000 solicitors practising in the CSLS region.
We provide our members with opportunities to meet regularly to discuss issues of importance to them. We undertake mandatory continuing legal education courses, mostly by way of seminars which are free to our members. We hold a number of social functions each year. We organise the annual Law Week breakfast marking the beginning of Law Week.
We provide opportunities for the bench and the bar to meet members. We represent our members to the Law Society of New South Wales, the lawyer's professional indemnity insurer, LawCover and, where appropriate to government and to the public. We support wherever possible the aims and the activities of the Law Society of New South Wales.
Membership is voluntary. Our membership fees are very reasonable and members are entitled to attend seminars at a discount and, often, at no cost. Our members come from large firms and small, from the universities, barristers and government and corporate offices.
The Society is governed by a Committee and an executive Committee.
The Executive Committee is:
Colleen Donnelly - President
George Mavrakis - Secretary