Orana Law Society (OLS) has suspended the payment of $40 in annual fees by individual members because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their practices.
President Andrew Boog reports of legal work in Dubbo and district "coming off the boil".
But he contends the about 140 members of the OLS would be worse off but for "the last three months of rain".
"I think Dubbo is more attune to the agricultural climate," he said.
Mr Boog confirmed the offer of free membership for a year after presenting a second cheque for $2000 from the OLS to Project Walwaay.
Run by Dubbo police, the project has dramatically reduced crime involving Aboriginal youth and presented them with education and work opportunities.
"We are part of the community, we want to make sure we do good things in the community," Mr Boog said.