About us
The New South Wales Bar Association is a voluntary association of practising barristers. Our aims >>

Our motto: "Servants of all yet of none"
The motto of the coat of arms of the New South Wales Bar Association is 'Servants of all yet of none'. The motto was included on the coat of arms granted to the Bar Association by the College of Arms in 1959. The motto emphasises specialised functions of barristers, which over the centuries have come to distinguish them from other legal practitioners.

In profile

spiral Office bearers 2013-2014
Each year practising barristers elect 21 members of Bar Council.
Bar Council and Executive >>

The president of the Bar Association
Phillip Boulten SC was elected president of the New South Wales Bar Association in November 2012. Contact the president

Past presidents of the Bar Association >>

spacer Statistical profile of the Bar Association
The purpose of these statistics is to provide a profile of the NSW Bar and membership of the NSW Bar Association at a point in time from the available data. Learn more >>

    Historical information
On 22 October 1936 the New South Wales Bar Association was incorporated and the first meeting of the Council of the New South Wales Bar Association took place.

    Annual reports
pic A complete overview of the Bar Association, including statistics on practising barristers, committee reports.
Annual reports >>