The Law Society of Western Australia acknowledges the unique position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia. We recognise that, as the peak body of the legal profession in Western Australia, we have the opportunity to affect real change through raising awareness of our commitment to reconciliation.
Indigenous Legal Issues Committee
The Law Society’s Indigenous Legal Issues Committee seeks to encourage and support Indigenous lawyers, law graduates and law students. Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of the Law Society are welcome to apply to join the committee.
Reconciliation Action Plan
The Law Society’s Reconciliation Action Plan sets out a strategy to achieve a profession where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students, graduates and practitioners feel valued and respected. The Law Society promotes a community in which members understand and show respect for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through building relationships and laying the foundation for increased opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
View the Report on Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan Actions
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Mentoring Programme
The Law Society and its Indigenous Legal Issues Committee offer a mentoring programme for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander law students from Western Australian universities.