The Law Society's principal mission is to represent its members and the legal profession in general.
The Society has a responsibility to interact with Government and
Parliamentarians in terms of the Legal Practitioners Act, legal
representation, parliamentary and other inquiries, legal fees and costs,
and legislative development.
The interests of members will be served of through a balanced
provision of activities which deliver educational development,
information, maximisation of work opportunities, specific financial and
other direct benefits, and through representation of member and
profession interests in wide-ranging community activities. The health
and well-being of members will be provided for through appropriate
The Society is enhanced by the full and effective involvement of
its members irrespective of their background, race, religion, age, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.
The Society will promote the broad diversity of its membership on all governing and policy committees.
The Society accepts its major statutory responsibilities which
include a significant role in admission of practitioners, control of
practising certificates, administration of an appropriate professional
indemnity insurance scheme, responding to matters relating to
professional conduct and standards, providing trust account supervision
and the supervision or management of practices in difficulty or trouble,
administration of the Fidelity Fund, and involvement in the
disciplining of legal professionals.
The Society assumes a responsibility to uphold the rule of law,
including the independence of the profession and the separation of
powers, the fair administration of justice and equitable access to the
It undertakes a substantial community service obligation through
provision various services, including community education, and through
public comment on legally-related items of public interest.