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Brief  has been the Law Society’s flagship publication since 1974. With six issues published annually (in digital format), Brief is the ideal way for members to keep up to date with important developments on state, national and international legal affairs.

Articles are written by prominent figures within the legal profession and focus on topics of importance to the legal profession. Brief also contains details of upcoming events, CPD seminars and less formal articles such as book reviews.

Did you know? – You could get published in Brief

The Brief Editorial Committee invites article submissions from members and non-members for consideration. For example, case notes, legal articles or items of interest to the profession are all welcome submissions.

Practitioners in Western Australia can earn up to five CPD points per CPD year by writing a legal article and having it published in Brief. The amount of CPD points practitioners can earn as a Brief author can be found in the Legal Practice Board CPD & Uniform Law guidelines and the Legal Profession Uniform Legal Practice (Solicitors) Rules 2015. For further information on what constitutes a valid CPD-approved legal article, contact the Legal Practice Board on (08) 6211 3600.

To submit material for Brief, please send it via email.

Submitting Professional Announcements

Members of the Law Society may submit professional announcements for Brief via email.

Plus, you can now include a headshot for publication. All photographs should be high resolution, print quality and only feature the head and shoulders of the individual. Brief is a monthly publication and the Society will endeavour to include your professional announcement in the earliest edition possible.

Note: Professional Announcements will only be accepted through this process.

Advertising in Brief

Brief has a circulation of 4,000+ and is sent to all Law Society Members and other subscribers, affiliated organisations, universities and law libraries plus an excellent pass-on rate amongst the profession and a long shelf life as a reference resource.

Media Kit

For Brief advertising enquiries or bookings please contact:

Madeleine McErlain – Manager, Corporate Communications
(08) 9324 8650