The Legal Practice Board is constituted under the Legal Profession Act 2008. The Board has statutory responsibility for the regulation of all legal practitioners of the State. It also regulates the issue of annual practising certificates. The Board assists the Supreme Court in the process of admission to practice. The Legal Profession Complaints Committee, which deals with professional complaints and discipline, is an independent statutory committee of the Board.

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Feb 10

Trust Accounting - CPD Seminars

The Legal Practice Board is pleased to offer the following Seminars:
Trust Accounting 2020: Key Concepts and Focus Areas followed by: Uniform Law Update
More details and online registration are available on our events page.

Feb 05

Election of Members

Pursuant to section 536 of the Legal Profession Act 2008, notice is hereby given that the annual election of six members to the Legal Practice Board (Board) will be held on Tuesday, 7 April 2020.

Jan 10

Russell Daily appointed as the Law Complaints Officer

‚ÄčThe Chair of the Legal Practice Board has great pleasure in announcing that following an extensive process the Board has appointed Russell Daily as the Law Complaints Officer, starting on 10 February 2020.

Nov 21

Use of the title Senior Legal Counsel

It was recently brought to the attention of the Legal Practice Board (Board) that a number of practitioners are using the title ‘Senior Legal Counsel’ in Western Australia.

As described by the Australian Bar Association, Senior Counsel are barristers of “seniority and eminence”, and “the designation of Senior Counsel provides a public identification of barristers whose standing and achievements justify an expectation, on the part of those who may need their services as well as on the part of the judiciary and the public, that they can provide outstanding services as advocates and advisors, to the good of the administration of justice”.

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