‘Young lawyers’ are members who are less than 35 years old and/or have less than 5 years of practice.

Life as a young lawyer can be both challenging and rewarding. No one else is more understanding of what it takes to make it as a young lawyer, than other young lawyers who have walked in your shoes.

The Law Society’s Young Lawyers Committee works to deliver key support for new members of the profession.

  • Networking and collegiality opportunities through social and sporting events
  • Career support with a job register for graduates, mentoring scheme, specific CPD events, LawCare WA, Vacation Clerk Recruitment Dates
  • Keep informed with newsletters, Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Representation of Young Lawyers: your issues and concerns discussed at a state and national level

Initiatives

Information Guide for Law Graduates and Junior Practitioners

Read the Law Society’s Information Guide: Law Graduates and Junior Legal Practitioners’ Working and Pay Conditions.

Events

The Young Lawyers Committee, in conjunction with the Law Society, hosts a wide array of events throughout the year. See the events page for details on upcoming events.

YLC Law Student Mentoring Programme

The YLC Law Student Mentoring Programme provides students with a contact in the legal profession, prior to joining it themselves. The mentor helps guide the mentee through the transition from student to law graduate to lawyer.

Advice for Students

Watch the video of members sharing their insights and stories into the different areas of law and their advice on navigating life at University.

Read The Law Guide 2017-18 published by GradAustralia in partnership with the Law Society of New South Wales. The guide is the first of its kind and is a comprehensive look at the different options people have with a law degree in Australia– including delving into the separate practice areas in private practice and into the other areas of law including criminal law, academia, family law, public policy, human rights and much more.

Need more info?

For career questions or any information about the support available for young lawyers please contact younglawyers@lawsocietywa.asn.au

Interstate and foreign young lawyers

The Law Society has reciprocal agreements in place with our interstate Law Societies. Foreign young lawyers, please contact younglawyers@lawsocietywa.asn.au

Events