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LSNT Membership Application

Membership of the Law Society Northern Territory is available to all who hold an Australian Practising Certificate. Members receive a range of member benefits. The membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June, concurrently with the Practising Certificate year. If you would like to download a Membership application form, please click here.

When applying for Membership Only (i.e. when not applying for a Northern Territory Practising Certificate) practitioners must provide a copy of their current interstate practising certificate to licenseofficer@lawsocietynt.asn.au or Fax to (08) 8943 1623. Membership Only renewal notices are sent in July each year. Membership costs $264.00 (incl GST) per annum or pro rata.

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Members login

Welcome to the Law Society Northern Territory's members only section.

To access this section you are required to be a current member of the Law Society Northern Territory.

Existing members

You are required to register for a new username and password to access our exclusive members section.

Important: Members are reminded to protect their LSNT website login details from misuse by third parties. Members should be aware that future enhancements to the Members Only section of the website may include confidential information that they may not wish third parties to have access to.

New members

Click here to apply for Law Society Northern Territory membership.

Page last updated 14 April 2010

Member benefits

Membership of the Law Society Northern Territory is available to Australian Legal Practitioners holding a current practising certificate from any Australian jurisdiction. Those not holding a current Practising Certificate may apply for Associate Membership. Members receive a range of member benefits. The membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June, concurrently with the Practising Certificate year.

Renewal notices are sent at the beginning of July each year. Membership costs $264 (incl GST) per annum or pro rata.

Membership of the Law Society entitles the holder to:

  • A subscription to the fortnightly Practitioner e-newsletter.
  • A subscription to the quarterly Balance journal,
  • Law Council of Australia's e-newsletter, Precis, and the Law Council Review.
  • Free confidential counselling for the member and their immediate family through the LAWCARE program.
  • A 15% discount on all LawCPD modules.
  • Discounted membership of Qantas Club.
  • An invitation to social functions held throughout the year, including the Annual Dinner, Law Week Lunch/Dinner and Opening of the Legal Year Lunch/Dinner.
  • A complimentary ticket to the members only Law Society Christmas Drinks.
  • Notification of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars hosted by the Society and other organisations.
  • Opportunity to provide comments on proposed legislation.

The Society would appreciate feedback from our members regarding what additional member services they would find valuable. This may include discounts on legal or non-legal related services (around town or interstate) which will be listed under Additional Membership Benefits in the 'Members Only' section of the website; ideas for the CPD program or a suggestion for a new members' social function. Send your feedback to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Page last updated 3 November 2015

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Working as a solicitor in the Northern Territory offers many rewards but can also be very challenging. Solicitors and law students are three times more likely to suffer from stress and depression however, stress and depression are NOT a sign of weakness. They are, genuine illness' that result from being burdened with too many challenges, yet still remain the 'elephant in the room'. The Law Society aims to alleviate these challenges, particularly in the areas of mental health and wellbeing by opening up the conversation and providing a range of useful tools.

The following resources can help solicitors easily find the information they need to build resilliance to, or to overcome personal difficulties.

Support for solicitors

LawCare | Caring for the Legal Profession in the Northern Territory

The Law Society funds a professional, confidential and free counselling service for our members and their immediate family, provided through Employee Assistance Service Australia (EASA).

If you are experiencing workplace, personal or emotional issues which are affecting your work or personal life, please call LawCare via the Employee Assistance Program 24 hour support on 1800 193 123, or visit their website www.easa.org.au.

When booking an appointment, please tell the operator you are a Law Society member.

This service is completely confidential. The Law Society will only receives statistical information on the numbers accessing the service.

Employee Assistance Program flyer

About Employee Assistance Service Australia (EASA)

Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation
The Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation is an independent organisation that aims to decrease distress, disability and the causes of depression and anxiety in the legal profession. Marie Jepson was the keynote speaker at the Law Society's 2011 Annual Mental Health Week Breakfast.

Mental Health Week
As part of the Law Society's Health and Wellbeing Strategy, a breakfast celebration is held on World Mental Health Day on 10 October to mark the occasion.

Resilliance@Law
Resilliance@Law is a collaboration between five major national law firms; Allens Arthur Robinson, Blake Dawson, Clayton Utz, Freehills and Mallesons and The College of Law to take a leadership role in raising awareness and understanding of the nature and impact of stress, depression and anxiety across the legal profession.

Mental health organisations

beyondblue is the national depression initiative, providing comprehensive online information on the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety and how to help someone. You can also ring their information line on 1300 22 4636 for the cost of a local call.

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder. Their website features a host of resources and links, up-to-date research and information on community programs and getting help.

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, helping young people aged 12 to 25

Lifeline connects people with care by providing services in Suicide Prevention, Crisis Support and Mental Health Support. 24 hour helpline, call 131 114.

MensLine Australia is a unique telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.

Reach Out is a web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times, and find ways to boost their own mental health and wellbeing.

SANE promotes understanding of mental illness through an award-winning range of education products and services for those affected, their family and friends, health professionals and the general community.

Page last updated 18 July 2013

LawCare Counselling Service

The Law Society recognises that lawyers (like employees in several other professions) often work under enormous pressure, so it has been a priority of our Member Services Committee to make a LawCare counselling program available to members.

The counselling service, provided through Employee Assistance Service Australia (EASA), is confidential, free and available to Law Society members and their immediate family.

If you are experiencing workplace, personal or emotional issues which are affecting your work or personal life, please call LawCare via the Employee Assistance Program on 1800 193 123 to make an appointment.

When booking an appointment, please tell the operator you are a Law Society member.

This service is completely confidential. The Law Society will only receive general statistics on the number of practitioners accessing the service.

Employee Assistance Program flyer

About Employee Assistance Service Australia (EASA)

Page last updated 9 January 2013

Law students, law graduates, law administration officers, conveyancing agents, senior police and retired members of the profession are eligible to apply for Associate Membership

Associate Menbership entitles the associate member to attend seminars and social functions and to receive the Society's publications Balance and bi-weekly e-newsletter The Practitioner.

Associate members are ineligible to vote at Council elections and attend meetings. Associate members are issued with an associate membership card, and renewal notices will be sent at the beginning of the Practising Certificate renewal period (Jul). If you would like to download an Associate Membership application form, please click here.

Associate Membership Fee

Pro Rata Schedule (inc.GST):

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Your membership suggestions

The Law Society Member Services Committee meets regularly to discuss how the Society can improve their services to members.

The Society would appreciate feedback from our members regarding what additional member services they would find valuable. This may include discounts on legal or non-legal related services (around town or interstate), ideas for the CPD program or a suggestion for a new members' social function.

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