The Law Council of Australia (Law Council) is the peak national representative body of the Australian legal profession.

The Law Council represents the Australian legal profession on national and international issues, on federal law and the operation of federal courts and tribunals.  It works for the improvement of the law and of the administration of justice.

The Law Council is a federal organisation representing 65,000 Australian lawyers through their bar associations and law societies and Law Firms Australia (the Constituent Bodies).


Corporate Documents

The Law Council's strategic plan, corporate plan, and constitution.


Our History

A brief history of the Law Council.


Our Role

What we do and how we do it.


Our Presidents

We have a long history, with many great Presidents including a former Attorney-General, a former Chief Justice, and a former Governor-General.


Our Executive

A quick overview of the Law Council Executive.


Constituent Bodies & Directors

Our Directors and links to our Constituent Bodies.



Information on awards conducted by the Law Council and its Sections.



Information on scholarships offered by the Law Council.


Secretariat & Contacts

Our Staff and their contact details.


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