The Law Society of Western Australia
The voice of the legal profession in Western Australia
Law Mutual (WA) was established by the Law Society
to administer the professional indemnity insurance arrangements.
The Law Society’s Wellbeing and Resilience Programme
End of Year Celebration
An evening of fabulous canapés and refreshments
FRANCIS BURT LAW EDUCATION PROGRAMME
THE OLD COURTHOUSE
About The Law Society of Western Australia
The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak professional association for lawyers in Western Australia. The Law Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its members and to the enhancement of the legal profession through being a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and rule of law.
Our vision is to be the essential membership for the legal profession.
Our mission is to deliver strong advocacy, high-value networking, education and support services for the West Australian legal profession.
Our purpose is to be the voice of the legal profession in Western Australia.
Why Become a Member
Looking for Legal Advice?
If you think you have a legal problem and may require a lawyer, the Law Society has developed a helpful toolkit which provides the information you may need to know while engaging with the legal system in Western Australia.
Law Mutual (WA) was established by the Law Society to administer the professional indemnity insurance arrangements (the PII arrangements).
The major functions of Law Mutual (WA) are to:
- obtain competitively priced insurance coverage for Western Australian law practices and practitioners
- implement risk management strategies to reduce the instances of claims
- establish an efficient claims management service
Being a member of the Law Society helped me navigate my first few years in the legal profession, offering support and guidance through professional development, networking, and mentoring while promoting and fostering collegiality within the legal community.
Dora van der Westhuyzen
Law Society membership is a no-brainer: it allows me to catch up with what’s important on the WA and national legal scene, meet colleagues and complete all CPD needs efficiently. These are critical supports for all but especially sole practitioners who comprise the majority of WA’s lawyers.
I consider being a member of the Law Society a fundamental part of my career. It provides me with opportunities to meet great people and to grow professionally, such as through being a member of the Brief Editorial Committee and the Council of the Law Society. It also helps me fulfill what I view as my wider obligations as a lawyer by organising a mentoring programme for law students and the mock trial programme where I can use my experience for something more than just assisting paying clients. I encourage everyone to join and become involved in the good work done by the Law Society.
Butcher Paull & Calder
I had been considering joining The Law Society of WA for a while and decided to find out more by attending Law Week events. So impressed was I by the quality of the speakers and dialogue at the Long Lunch in 2022, that I signed up to join. I’m looking forward to being more involved with the legal community in WA through The Law Society.