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 legal practitioners in Western Australia.
It includes their practising status, certificated number, the nature of their role and admission da...

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

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 members – Tuesday, 2 April 2024

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

Dec 01

Legal Practice Certificate condition delays resolved

The delays with processing applications to remove the endorsement of the supervised legal practice condition from practising certificates have recently been resolved.

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).

Aug 09

Vale Kevin Parker

Former Legal Practice Board Chair Kevin Parker AC RFD KC has died, aged 86. Mr Parker was Chair of the Barristers Board from 1979 to 1993 and Ch...