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About the Society

The Society, formed in 1968, is a statutory body constituted under the Legal Profession Act (NT), which controls the affairs of the legal profession in the Northern Territory.

The Society offers a range of services to lawyers, particularly for its 500+ members. These include functions, the Balance and Practitioner publications and representing the views of members to government, the media, business and the general community. The Society is the only body in the Northern Territory that is able to issue Practising Certificates to lawyers, and the Society also regulates the profession.

The Society also offers services to the community, including the handling of complaints about lawyers and coordinating community legal education events such as Law Week. The Society cannot give legal advice, however can provide a list of firms who have identified that they specialise in particular areas of law. Members of the public can also search for a Territory legal practitioner or firm on this website.

The Society is staffed by a small Secretariat, and its 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.

Last modified: 25/02/2019 4:35 PM

Office Location

Level 3, 9 Cavenagh 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