Enabling professional legal practice

in Western Australia

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Advancing the administration of justice and protecting the community

Service Hub

Log in to the Service Hub (formerly the Online Portal) for practitioners, providers and others with personalised data and services: applying for, renewing and paying for practising certif...

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Find A Practitioner

The Find a Practitioner database lists all lawyers admitted in Western Australia.
It includes their practising status, certificated number, the nature of their role and admission date....

Practising Certificates

To engage in legal practice in Western Australia, a lawyer must hold a current Australian practising certificate. Practising certificates are renewed annually. The Legal Pra...

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Continuing Professional Development

In each CPD year (31 March to 1 April), legal practitioners must complete a minimum of 10 hours of CPD activities across each of the four prescribed fields/categories, including 6 hours o...

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Legal Practice Board

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The Legal Practice Board is an independent statutory authority within the Western Australian public sector. It enables Western Australian legal practitioners’ professional practice through issuing their annual practising certificates, and assists the Supreme Court in admission to practice. It advances the administration of justice and protection for the community by ensuring legal practitioner and practice compliance and resolving disputes and complaints. The Board also supports the legal profession and the community by providing educational and professional development services, and promoting clear and comprehensive information. In Western Australia the Board is the primary designated regulatory authority under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (WA). 

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News

Apr 24

Practising Certificate renewals

Renew your practising certificate before 31 May, digital practising certificates introduced this year, and the importance of Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Apr 03

Board welcomes six newly elected members

Three new members elected and three existing members returned to Legal Practice Board in annual election. 

Feb 26

Welcome to the new Legal Practice Board website

The Board published our new internet site on Monday morning 26 February 2024.

Feb 09

​Lawyer wellbeing survey for all WA practitioners

Lawyer wellbeing, workplace culture and ethics are the focus of a survey open to all WA legal practitioners and available for three weeks. 

Feb 02

Notice of annual election of Board member

The annual election of six members to the Legal Practice Board will be held on Tuesday, 2 April 2023.


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Aug 18

​Expressions of Interest welcomed for Legal Services and Complaints Committee

The Legal Practice Board is seeking Expressions of Interest for up to 10 legal practitioners who are not Board members, who may join the Legal Services and Complaints Committee (LSCC).