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Australian Capital Territory

  • Australian Capital Territory Bar Association
    The ACT Bar Association represents and provides professional services and support to its members and to independent barristers at the bar in the ACT.
  • Australian Capital Territory Law Society
    The ACT Law Society represents and defends the interests of the independent legal profession in the ACT and aims to protect the public interest by regulating the legal profession through the enforcement of the Legal Profession Act and the Society’s Solicitors Rules.

New South Wales

  • New South Wales Bar Association
    The NSW Bar Association is a voluntary association for practicing barristers in NSW, which aims to promote their interests, regulate their behaviours and promote the administration of justice.
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Legal Services Commissioner, New South Wales
    The Office of the Legal Services Commissioner receives complaints about solicitors and barristers in NSW. The OLSC works as part of a co-regulatory system, together with the Law Society of NSW (professional body for solicitors) and the NSW Bar Association (professional body for barristers) to resolve disputes and investigate complaints about professional conduct.

Victoria

  • The Victorian Bar Inc
    The Victorian Bar is an association of lawyers working as independent barristers and represents both the general public and their members.
  • Law Institute of Victoria
    The Law Institute is a professional organisation for Victorian solicitors. The LIV enjoys strong membership and support from business, government and the broader community, making it an effective force of legal opinion and expertise.
  • Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner
    The Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner are independent statutory authorities that protects consumers and enhances the integrity of legal services in Victoria by regulating the legal profession, enforcing professional standards and protecting the interests of the general public.

Queensland

  • Bar Association of Queensland Inc
    The Bar Association of Queensland represents the interests of practicing barristers in Queensland.
  • Queensland Law Society
    The Queensland Law Society is the premier representative body for Queensland solicitors. They regulate the conduct of and provide professional support to Queensland solicitors.
  • Legal Services Commission, Queensland
    The Legal Services Commission Queensland is an independent statutory body that receive and address any complaints made against legal practitioners in Queensland. Their central role is to protect the rights of legal consumers and encourage the highest standards of professionalism in the Queensland legal service.

Western Australia

Northern Territory

  • Northern Territory Bar Association
    The Northern Territory Bar Association represents those lawyers who practice solely as barristers.
  • Law Society of the Northern Territory
    The Law Society of the Northern Territory is a statutory body, which controls the affairs of the legal profession in the Northern Territory. They represent both the interests of solicitors and the general public in the Northern Territory.

South Australia

  • South Australian Bar Association
    The South Australian Bar Association is an organisation for independent barristers based in South Australia.
  • Law Society of South Australia
    The Law Society of South Australia is an organisation that provides professional services, resources and support to its members and the South Australian legal profession in general. They also engage in community education programs about the law and legal profession and aim to improve access to justice.
  • Legal Practitioners Conduct Board, South Australia
    The Legal Practitioners Conduct Board of South Australia are responsible for handling complaints made against lawyers in South Australia.

Tasmania

  • Law Society of Tasmania
    The Law Society of Tasmania represents solicitors and legal professionals in Tasmania and provides legal education, support and aims to regulate and encourage a high level of professional conduct by its members.
  • Tasmanian Independent Bar Association
    The Tasmanian Independent Bar is an association of independent Barristers from Tasmania.
  • Tasmanian Legal Profession Board
    The Legal Profession Board of Tasmania is an independent statutory body that is responsible for receiving and investigating complaints about the conduct of lawyers in Tasmania.

International Links

  • National Organisation of Bar Counsel (NOBC)
    NOBC is a not for profit organisation of legal professionals whose members enforce ethical rules that regulate the professional conduct of lawyers who practice in the United States, Canada and Australia.
  • American Bar Association – Centre for Professional Responsibility
    The Centre provides national leadership and vision in developing and interpreting standards and scholarly resources in legal and judicial ethics, professional regulation, professionalism and client protection.
  • Federation of Law Societies of Canada
    The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is the national coordinating body of the Canada’s 14 law societies mandated to regulate Canada’s 95,000 lawyers and Quebec’s 3,500 notaries.
  • The Canadian Bar Association
    The Canadian Bar Association is a representative body for the 37,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers, and law students from across Canada.
  • The Law Society of England and Wales
    The Law Society of England and Wales is the peak representative body for solicitors across the United Kingdom.
  • International Bar Association
    The International Bar Association is the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies.
  • The Law Society of New Zealand
    The Law Society of New Zealand regulates and supports all lawyers in New Zealand.
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
    The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers is an independent national organisation of lawyers in the United States concentrating in the fields of professional responsibility and legal ethics.