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On The Web: Where to Find Law Societies Around The World


The Australian legal profession is regulated at state and territory level. Depending on the jurisdiction, regulatory functions are shared between the law society, the bar association and/or an independent regulatory board, such as a legal services commissioner.

The Australian Bar Association is the national professional body for Australian barristers. The Law Council of Australia advocates for the legal profession at the national level and works to promote the administration of justice, access to justice, and general improvement of the law.

New Zealand

Lawyers are certified as either a barrister, or a barrister and solicitor. All lawyers are regulated by the New Zealand Law Society.