History

The Law Society’s history dates back to a meeting held in the Supreme Court Library on 15 June 1927, when Mr T.A.L. Davy moved “that an association of legal practitioners of Western Australia be formed”.

This motion was seconded by Mr M.G. Lavan. After a short discussion which Messrs Kott, Nicholson and others joined, the motion was put and carried unanimously.

Thus the Law Society of Western Australia was formed.

The first Annual General Meeting of the Law Society was held in the Supreme Court Library on Monday, 3 October 1927. There were 96 founding members.