Legal Practice Section

Legal Practice Section

The Legal Practice Section of the Law Council of Australia was established in March 1980, initially as the 'Legal Practice Management Section', with a focus principally on legal practice management issues. In September 1986 the Section's name was changed to the 'General Practice Section', and its focus broadened to include areas of specialist practices including Superannuation, Property Law, and Consumer Law. On 7 December 2002 the Section's name was again changed, to 'Legal Practice Section', to reflect the Section's focus on a broad range of areas of specialist legal practices, as well as practice management.


The Section's objectives are to:

  • Contribute to the development of the legal profession;
  • Maintain high standards in the legal profession;
  • Offer assistance in the development of legal and management expertise in its members through training, conferences, publications, meetings, and other activities.
  • Provide policy advice to the Law Council, and prepare submissions on behalf of the Law Council, in the areas relating to its specialist committees.

Specialist Groups 

Today the Legal Practice Section has seven specialist groups,

These groups perform most of the Section's policy and advisory work.


The Section also offers numerous benefits and services to members. Visit the Membership page for information on these services.