Ordinary membership is open to any legal practitioner with a current practising certificate in a state or territory of Australia who is employed by an Australian university to provide legal advice to the university. Australian lawyers who are employed by a university overseas in the capacity of legal advisor may also be considered for membership of SOUL under its constitution.
A person will not cease to be qualified to become or remain a Member just because they cease to be employed by a University for a period of 30 days or less.
If you have changed employment, please email a statement as to the elapsed period between jobs; the currency of your practising certificate in your University's state; confirmation that you continue to provide legal advice to a University and your new contact details.
There are no fees for Ordinary members.
You can continue your association with SOUL on ceasing to be an Ordinary Member subject to the criteria set out below. You will need to advise your Regional Member and the Secretary of the change in your employment circumstances and provide your new contact information.
Associate Membership for an initial two year period is open to any legal practitioner who:
After the first two years of Associate Membership an Associate Member must re -apply for membership annually, with the support of the relevant Regional Chapter. Please email your application for renewal of Associate membership to the Secretary.
Associate members pay an initial joining fee ($100 excl GST) and ongoing annual fees ($50 excl GST per annum).
Pre-Admission Associate Membership is open to any person who is employed by a University under the direct supervision of an Ordinary Member but who is not admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of any State or Territory in Australia and who satisfies one or more of the following criteria:
There are no fees for Pre-Admission Associate members.