The Law Society of New South Wales Member

A large part of the role at the Law Society of NSW is to connect the public with the legal profession and facilitate understanding of the law.

Gerard Mitchell was admitted as an Officer of the Supreme Court NSW 1998 and has been practicing Criminal Law exclusively since 1998.

Specialist Accreditation - The Law Society Of New South Wales

Gerard Mitchell continues extensive additional studies and assessment. Gerard has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist since 2005.

Legal Aid New South Wales


The criminal law practice assists people charged with criminal offences appearing before the Local Court, Childrens Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeal and the High Court.

Legal Aid NSW provides legal advice and minor assistanceduty appearances and case representation at courts throughout the State. The Criminal Division also provides advice and representation in specialist jurisdictions including the Parole Authority, Drug Court and the Youth Drug and Alcohol Court.

Legal Aid specialist services include:

Our Principal Gerard Mitchell was one of the inaugural lawyers appointed to the Legal Aid Solicitor Panel Scheme and currently serves on the following panels:

Summary Criminal Law (General Criminal Law) Panel

Indictable Crime Panel 

Complex Criminal Law Solicitor (formerly Serious Criminal Law) Panel

Appointed to the above panels allows Mitchell & Co. Lawyers to give back to the community and represent eligible persons who would otherwise not be able to afford private representation and their specialist skills.

US Embassy Referral Lawyers List

For over 10 years Gerard Mitchell in his capacity as a Criminal Law Specialist appears on the US Embassy Referral Lawyers list.