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Northern Territory Young Lawyers (NTYL)


The NTYL represents lawyers in the NT who have been admitted to practice for less than five years, or have been admitted to practice and are under 36 years of age. This includes graduate clerks and GDLP students enrolled in a law course or practical legal training course which is recognised by the Legal Practitioners Admission Board for the period of enrolment. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register today!

The objects of the Committee are to:

  1. to promote and assist professional development for Young Lawyers;
  2. to facilitate discussion and conversations in relation to issues affecting Young Lawyers;
  3. to advance and promote the interests of Young Lawyers;
  4. to support Young Lawyers; and
  5. to assist the Society and its other committees by participation in Society's committees, undertaking research and surveys of its members and preparing reports for Council.

We are a subcommittee of the Law Society NT, and have a representative on the Society's Council. In addition, we have a representative on the Australian Young Lawyers Committee of the Law Council of Australia, which ensures young lawyers' issues are promoted at a national level.



We are involved in organising professional development and social events.

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You can sign up to be a member of NTYL and receive our regular newsletter here.

We have a Facebook group independent of the Society called 'NTYLpage' to share photographs and notify people of upcoming events.

You can also contact NTYL by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • President: Lang Williamson, Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Vice-President (Darwin): Kyla Pajarillo, HWL Ebsworth
  • Vice-President (Alice Springs): Karla Goodman, Povey Stirk
  • Treasurer: Ben Fernandez, NT Legal Aid Commission
  • Secretary: Hiliary Thornberry, Hunt & Hunt

General Committee Members:

  • Cooper Hood, Airport Development Group
  • Denita Nair, Hall & Wilcox
  • Gigi Dadds, Tindall Gask Bentley
  • Keelyn Nicolle, Ward Keller
  • Margo Hi, Solicitor for the NT
  • Michael Halkitis, Hunt & Hunt
  • Zade Mauger, Hunt & Hunt


  • 2021 - Nicholas Salagaras
  • 2020 - Sarah Strzelecki
  • 2019 - Sarah Dowd
  • 2018 - Sarah Dowd
  • 2017 - Lokesh Kashyap & Melissa Chen
  • 2016 - Hugh Bond
  • 2015 - Hugh Bond
  • 2014 - Peter Clayton & Rose Watts
  • 2013 - Emma Farnell
  • 2012 - Olivia Go & Ashley Marsh
  • 2011 - Ashley Marsh & Sophie Anderson
  • 2010 - Donna Storey & Nick Johansen
  • 2009 - Kristy Rogerson
  • 2008 - Caroline Heske
  • 2007 - Kris Norrington
  • 2006 - Lisa O'Donoghue
Last modified: 17/01/2022 9:36 AM

Office details

Office: 3/6 Lindsay St. Darwin NT 0800
Post: GPO Box 2388 Darwin NT 0801
ABN: 62 208 314 893


Please note that the Society does not offer legal advice.

A list of lawyers can be found here.

Telephone: (08) 8981 5104