The Legal Practice Board (Board) is established under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2022 (Application Act). The Board has statutory responsibility for the regulation of all Western Australian legal practitioners. It also regulates the issue of annual practising certificates. The Board assists the Supreme Court in the process of admission to practice. The Board has delegated to the Legal Services and Complaints Committee, a Committee of the Board, the powers and functions under Chapter 5 of the Uniform Law, being matters concerning professional discipline.

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Jul 27

Applicants for Admission as a Lawyer

The persons listed here have lodged applications for admission to the Australian legal profession in Western Australia. The Legal Practice Board (Board) may determine whether or not to issue compliance certificates in respect of these persons at any time after 12 August 2022.

Jul 01

1 July 2022 is a historic date for the Western Australian legal profession and the Legal Practice Board as a result of the commencement of the Uniform Law Scheme

The Uniform Law Scheme promotes an efficient and effective Australian legal profession and provides a harmonious regulatory environment for legal services across participating jurisdictions (Victoria, New South Wales and now Western Australia). You can access information and fact sheets from our website here.

Jun 14

Legal Services Council heads to Western Australia to host its annual Uniform Law Summit

On Wednesday, 1 June 2022 the Legal Services Council (Council) held its annual Uniform Law Summit (Summit) here in Western Australia at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel with representatives from New South Wales and Victoria also in attendance.

Apr 21

Application for a Local Practising Certificate for the 2022/2023 Financial Year

The Legal Profession Rules 2009 provide that the standard renewal period for the renewal of practising certificates is from 1 May until 31 May each year.

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