Ngalaya (nar-lee-ah) was founded in 1997 by a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lawyers and law students in Sydney.

Since then, Ngalaya has grown into a registered charity that represents over 800 First Nations lawyers and law students across what is now called NSW and the ACT.

Ngalaya is governed by our volunteer Board of Directors, made up of First Nations lawyers and law students. Ngalaya exists to support and grow the next generation of First Nations law-makers.

Ngalaya provides networking opportunities, financial support and mentoring for First Nations people throughout their legal career.

Want to help us to grow the next generation of First Nations law-makers? Make a tax deductible donation today!

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Are you an Indigenous lawyer or law student wanting to learn more about us? Are you a legal organisation interested in working with Ngalaya to grow more First Nations lawyers? Contact us via email today

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2023 Partners & Supporters

Ngalaya is a registered charity and volunteer-run organisation. Thanks to the support of the below organisations and our Corporate Members we are continuing to grow and support our members.

Gilbert + Tobin

Financial and in-kind support

Herbert Smith Freehills

Financial support

NSW Crown Solicitor's Office

graduate mentoring, Ngalaya Cadetships

Colin, Biggers & Paisley

first nations law scholarship

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

In-kind support


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