Any person who supports the purposes of the Association who is of Hellenic background, or if not of Hellenic background is a philhellene, is eligible for membership.
All applications for membership must be considered by the Committee.
For those wishing to apply to become a member, please complete the details below.
Ordinary Membership category
Ordinary members of the Association are persons who:
- support the purposes of the Association; and
- are admitted to practice law in an Australian jurisdiction.
Associate Membership category
You can become an Associate Member of the Association if you are:
- under the age of 15 years;
- a judge or judicial officer;
- a law student, law graduate or paralegal;
- a judges’ associate or other court official;
- admitted to practice law in a jurisdiction other than an Australian jurisdiction;
- a patent or trademark attorney;
- a professional law teacher;
- otherwise within a category of member as determined by special resolution at a general meeting.
An associate member is not eligible to vote but will have other rights as determined by the Committee or by special resolution at a general meeting and may attend the many interesting events that the Association organises throughout the year.
Membership Fees for 1 or 3 years
Those membership categories paying a $50 annual fee can now access a 3-year membership at the reduced rate of $125.
Those who pay their 3-year membership fee (where applicable) after 1 April 2023 will enjoy membership until 30 June 2026.
You can also join the Association for 1 year. The annual membership fee is $50 for Ordinary Members (Barristers and Solicitors), and Associate members who are patent or trademark attorneys, judges or judicial officers.
The annual membership fee is $20 for other Associate members.
Members and Associates who pay their 1-year membership fee after 1 April 2023 will enjoy membership until 30 June 2024. We would encourage you to apply for a 3-year membership where applicable. Apart from receiving a reduced rate, this will cut administration workload and allow HAL to plan worthwhile events well into the future.