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Individual and student membership
Anyone with an interest in environmental law and policy can join NELA, with their membership renewed every 12 months.
NELA's present membership includes lawyers, academics, civil servants, librarians, town planners, environmental consultants, architects, and law students - across our membership categories.
Corporate membership is open to any organisation that agrees with NELA's purposes, joining on behalf of at least five nominated individual members. Corporate members enjoy all the benefits of individual membership for the nominated individuals including substantial discounts for NELA and partner events, participation in law reform initiatives, and free subscription to the NELA Update. Corporate members are only entitled to one vote in NELA meetings through their authorised representative.
NELA's corporate members in 2021 are:
- Allens Linklater
- Australian Conservation Foundation
- Clayton Utz
- Department of Water and Environmental Regulation WA
- Environmental Defenders Office
- Lindsay Taylor Lawyers
- Commonwealth Parliamentary Library
Corporate members also have the opportunity to sponsor NELA events and conferences in accordance with NELA's Sponsorship Prospectus.
Affiliated organisations / Associate membership
NELA partners with like-minded organisations on a reciprocal and complimentary membership basis so that we can promote each other's activities to our respective memberships.
That is, if a like-minded organisation with similar goals to NELA agrees to admit NELA as an affiliate or associate member of their organisation, NELA will consider admitting that organisation as a member of NELA.
This category of NELA membership carries no membership fee and provides access to member benefits other than the right to vote and to stand for election as a NELA Director.
NELA's current affiliate members are:
- the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSDA)
- the Asian Research Institute for Environmental Law (ARIEL)
NELA has five categories of membership: individual, corporate, life member, affiliate organisation, and student.
Individual membership is open to anyone interested in environmental law and who agrees to the purposes of the company.
Corporate membership is open to any organisation that agrees to the purposes of the association, joining on behalf of five or more nominated individual members.Different membership rates apply for not-for-profit entities.
Student membership is an individual membership that is offered at a discount for full time students who provide a copy of their student card with their application form or renewal.
NELA offers Life membership to people who have made an outstanding contribution to the organisation and the practice of environmental law.
Please email NELAboardmembers@gmail.com for more information.
Memberships automatically renew after 12 months. You will receive notice of the automatic renewal 4 weeks, 2 weeks and 1 day before the renewal date (at which point you may decide to opt-out of the automatic renewal