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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Jul 07

The Legal Practice Board and Legal Profession Complaints Committee are Moving

From Monday, 24 July 2017, the offices of the Legal Practice Board (Board) and Legal Profession Complaints Committee (LPCC) are moving to level 6/111 St Georges Terrace, Perth. The offices of the Board (at 5/533 Hay Street, Perth) and the LPCC (at 2/55 St Georges Tce, Perth) will close at 4.00pm on Friday, 21 July 2017. Postal and contact numbers are as follows
 

Board
PO Box 5720
St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6831
Ph: (08) 6211 3600
Fax: (08) 6211 3650
LPCC
PO Box Z5293
St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6831
Ph: (08) 6211 3699
Fax: (08) 6211 3650
 
The Board’s main reception number of (08) 6211 3600 will remain the same. However, due to the relocation, the LPCC will have a new phone number, and there will be a new common fax number for the Board and LPCC. All calls to the LPCC’s old number will be automatically diverted to the new phone number. The old fax numbers (08) 9325 2743 (Board)  and 9461 2265 (LPCC) will be diverted to our new common fax number of (08) 6211 3650. 
 
Although we plan to be fully operational on Monday 24 July 2017 at our new location we appreciate your patience and understanding during this transitional time. 

May 15

Ransomware and Gone Phishing

Over the weekend of 13-14 May 2017 a ransomware cyber attack occurred.  The attack, which locked computers and held users’ files for ransom, hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries.

Although this attack was a new form of ransomware, ransomware and phishing has been an issue affecting legal practitioners for some time.

Apr 20

​Application for a Local Practising Certificate for the 2017/2018 Financial Year

The Legal Profession Rules 2009 provide that the standard renewal period for renewal of practising certificates is from 1 May until 31 May each year. Applications received during this time pay the standard application fee of $1250 (plus a $20 contribution to the Solicitors Guarantee Fund if required).

Commencing on Friday 28 April 2017 renewal notices will be issued by email to all holders of local practising certificates, other than those who have already advised the Board they will not be applying for a practising certificate for the 2017/2018 financial year. If you have not received a renewal notice by Wednesday 3 May 2017 please advise the Board by email to general@lpbwa.com and a renewal notice will be issued to you. 

As the Board’s preferred method of communication is now by email, local legal practitioners should ensure that they keep the Board updated with their business email address. If you are unsure if the Board has your correct business email address you can update it by email to general@lpbwa.com 

If you require any further information regarding the 2017/2018 practising certificate application process please contact the Board’s Practice Administration team by email to general@lpbwa.com 


Tony Mylotte
Administrative Officer
Legal Practice Board

Mar 07

LPB Form 1 Version 10

On 24 February 2017 the Legal Practice Board (Board) approved for use, from 7 March 2017, Version 10 of its LPB form 1 Application for a Local Practising Certificate. LPB Form 1 version 10 replaces the LPB form 1 version 8 and all earlier versions of the published LPB Form 1. 

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