SUITABILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

(Refer sections 22 and 23 of the Act)

The Supreme Court must be satisfied that an applicant for admission is both eligible for admission and a fit and proper person to be admitted to the legal profession. For this purpose, the Supreme Court will usually rely on the advice of the Board. The Board will consider whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be admitted when it considers the Application for Admission ( Form A10 ). However, a person who is concerned that a matter may affect their suitability for admission, e.g. they may be subject to a conviction, may apply for an early declaration of suitability. ( Form A15 )

The Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC) Disclosure Guidelines included in the Admission Application Notes may be helpful.