Full membership is available to Australian lawyers who hold a current Practising Certificate that allows them to practise as a solicitor in Queensland. Full membership is not available to those who engage in practice as, or in the manner of, a barrister or to Australian registered foreign lawyers.
Associate membership is open to Australian lawyers who are not legal practitioners. Former solicitors; barristers; law practice employees; law lecturers; and to people with other appropriate qualifications or experience may apply.
Associate members who are also members of Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) receive their associate membership fee for half price.
Student membership is available to those who are currently undertaking any study that is designed to qualify them for admission as an Australian lawyer. It is available to currently enrolled university law students, recent law graduates or graduates who are undertaking practical legal training.
Honorary membership is offered—at the discretion of QLS Council—to members who have demonstrated substantial contribution to the legal profession in Queensland.
Fees prescribed under the Rules for 2022/2023
Section 24 of the Legal Profession Act 2007, in general, requires all practitioners other than those fully employed as a government legal officer to hold current practising certificates.
Queensland Law Society is a not-for-profit organisation; your money is used to reinvest back into the Society, to continually improve your membership offering.