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About the Society

The Society is a statutory body constituted under the Legal Profession Act (NT), which controls and regulates the affairs of the legal profession in the NT and offers a range of services to lawyers. This includes professional development, ethical advice, functions, publications and advocacy. The Society is the only body in the NT that is able to issue Practising Certificates to lawyers.

For the community, the Society investigates complaints made against lawyers and has also produced information relating to legal costs. The Society also helps facilitate access to pro bono lawyers.

The Society cannot provide any legal advice, however a list of firms who have identified that they specialise in particular areas of law can be provided. Additionally, the Society coordinates a First Interview Scheme service which enables members of the public to have an initial 30-minute consultation with a legal practitioner for $99 (including GST). To obtain a list of practitioners specialising in particular areas of law and/or obtain a First Interview Scheme list, contact the Society via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone (08) 8981 5104. Members of the public can also search for an NT legal practitioner or firm here.

The Society is staffed by a small Secretariat and business affairs are managed by an elected Council which receives input from a number of specialised committees.


The current Constitution of the Law Society Northern Territory was approved at the Annual General Meeting of the Society on 15 November 2017.

The Society gratefully acknowledges funding provided for this website by the Law Society Public Purposes Trust.

Young Lawyers Committee By-law

The Young Lawyers Committee By-law was approved by Council on 31 October 2019. This By-law came into effect on 1 January 2020.

Last modified: 09/07/2020 11:27 AM

Office Location

3/6 Lindsay Street
Darwin NT 0800

Mailing Address

GPO Box 2388
Darwin NT 0801


Telephone: (08) 8981 5104
Fax: (08) 8941 1623
ABN: 62 208 314 893