To be a member of the Parramatta and District Regional Law Society you must hold a current Practising Certificate and be practising as a legal practitioner from an address as advised to the Law Society of New South Wales within the boundaries of the Region (which broadly coincide with the local government areas of Parramatta, Holroyd, Blacktown and The Hills.) The Society also provides associate membership for law students and clerks and retired lawyers.
Please read through these instructions then choose from the membership plans set out below.
Membership applications are welcomed from any legal practitioner entitled to practice in New South Wales and residing or practising in the Parramatta area which includes Blacktown, the Hills district, Guildford, West Ryde and the Olympic precinct.
The current annual membership fees are:
- Individual Membership Fee $55
- Firm Membership Fee (6-9 members) $330
- Firm Membership Fee (10+ members) $550
- Student Membership $30
- Retired Members $30
There are no application fees.
If you apply to join after 1 January then your annual membership fee will be pro-rated for the period from the date of your application to 30 June.
Please note the Parramatta & District Law Society Inc. is not registered for GST and therefore cannot issue a tax invoice and therefore GST tax credits.
You can apply for online using our online store (preferred) or by a written application sent by surface mail. The written application form can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.
Applying online using you can pay by:
- credit card (immediate online);
- credit card (by online invoice);
- direct deposit or electronic funds transfer(EFT) by invoice; or
- cheque by invoice
If you are applying to join online there is no separate application form.
Your membership is not granted until your application has been approved by the Management Committee of the Parramatta & District Law Society Inc.
Annual membership fees are payable with the application. If for any reason your membership application is not approved the membership fees submitted with your application will be refunded. This does not apply if your membership is terminated after being approved.
If you have joined a firm or organisation that has a firm membership of the Parramatta & District Law Society there is no need to go through this process. The “bundle administrator” in your firm or organisation can add your membership as part of that firm’s membership.
The Society uses online membership software called WildApricot for online applications and renewals. Credit cards are processed through a payment gateway called Stripe.
You can use your credit card to pay immediately online. Alternatively, you can opt to generate an invoice and use your credit card to pay the invoice online.
Direct Deposit, EFT or Cheque
You can apply for, or renew your membership using our online membership package and pay by direct deposit, cheque, or EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer).
Select ‘Invoice’ online option if paying by direct deposit, EFT or cheque.
When you make a direct deposit or use EFT to transfer funds to the Society’s bank account please include your surname or firm name in the reference field.
The bank account details are:
Name of Account: Parramatta & District Law Society Inc.
Bank: NAB BSB: 082 401 Account Number: 675 961 643
If you pay by cheque attach your cheque to a copy of the order notification and send to Parramatta & District Law Society Inc. PO Box 550 Parramatta NSW 2124.
If payment is not received within two (2) business days (EFT / Direct Deposit) and five (5) business days (cheque) of submitting your application or renewal may be cancelled unless other arrangements are agreed in writing.
Payment of membership must be made by cheque payable to The Parramatta & District Law Society Inc. and sent to PO Box 550 Parramatta NSW 2124.
Payment can also be made by direct deposit but the bank receipt or acknowledgement must be attached to the application or renewal form.
Firm or Organisation Applications
If submitting online
Choose the appropriate subscription plan. These subscription rates apply where the number of lawyers from the same firm applying for membership or are already members of the Parramatta & District Law Society are within the ranges indicated.
The person making the application on behalf of the firm or organisation will become the “bundle administrator”. They can add other colleagues from their firm or organisation. They can also add new colleagues to their “bundle”.
Some information is provided on behalf of the firm as a whole and some information must be supplied for each lawyer.
If submitting by surface mail
Please return a completed form for each individual member return all forms in one batch.
If using surface mail payment of membership must be made by cheque or attach a copy of the bank receipt and send to The Parramatta & District Law Society Inc. and sent to PO Box 550 Parramatta NSW 2124.
Terms & Conditions
- This membership application is an offer by you or your representative on your behalf to be bound by the rules of the Constitution of Parramatta & District Law Society Inc., (the “Society”) CLICK HERE to access the Constitution.
- You will not be a member of the Society until your application has been approved by the Management Committee of the Society (the “Committee).
- The granting of access to member-only areas of this website is not to be taken as a granting of membership of the Society prior to your membership application is approved by the Committee.
- If your membership application is not approved then you will be refunded any money tendered with your application. This does not apply if your application is approved and your membership is subsequently terminated.
- Your application is also an offer to allow the Society to contact you by email.
- The Society will not provide your details to anyone outside the Committee without your consent.
If the form does not appear in a few moments after the page has loaded please Click on https://parramattaanddistrictregionallawsocietyinc.wildapricot.org/application-form
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