About Us


Lawfully Explained is an initiative of the Law Society of NSW, with support from other law societies across Australia, including the Law Institute of Victoria and the Queensland Law Society. 

The Law Society of NSW is the largest direct legal membership association in Australia. Part of our role is to connect members of the public with the legal profession. 

People often need the advice of a lawyer. They just don’t know where to start. On Lawfully Explained, you will find a range of articles, podcasts, videos and infographics explaining the most common legal issues, what to expect in a courtroom, and information on how to find the right solicitor for your individual circumstances. 

In our work at the Law Society of NSW, we ensure the community has appropriate access to justice and can be easily connected to members of the profession when they require legal advice. We believe choosing the right solicitor, firm or mediator for you is the first and most important step. 

To find the right solicitor in whichever state you live, use the Find a Lawyer tool at the bottom of the homepage. In NSW, the Find a Lawyer tool features solicitors who are members of the Law Society of NSW and able to represent individual members of the public. For a register of all licensed solicitors in the state of NSW, including government and corporate/in-house solicitors, please visit the Solicitor Register on the Law Society of NSW website here.   

For users in Queensland, visit here to find a directory of practising solicitors that can be tailored to your legal problem and location.  

For people in Victoria, the Law Institute of Victoria provides a Find a Lawyer referral service, which can be accessed here

For people in Western Australia, the Law Society of Western Australia provides a Find a Lawyer tool, which can be accessed here. You can also find resources for the public here.

All articles and multimedia materials on this website are not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a qualified professional, nor does the content on this website represent the views of the Law Society of NSW unless expressly stated. If you are looking for legal advice based on your individual circumstances, please refer to the links above to find a solicitor in your state.