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 10

Harassment Report

​Sexual harassment has no place in our society, or in the legal profession.  Along with other forms of harassment, discrimination and bullying, these behaviours are unlawful and prohibited by the ethical and professional conduct rules all legal practitioners are bound by.

Jul 01

Issuing of practising certificates effective 1 July 2020

Today is the first day of the practising certificate period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Apr 22

Notice to the Profession – CPD Audit 2020

The Legal Practice Board is aware that the recent spread of COVID-19 and the associated warnings and protective measures have created significant pressure for the profession, particularly with isolation and remote working arrangements.

Apr 20

Application for a Local Practising Certificate for the 2020/2021 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. Applications received during this time pay the standard application fee of $1,250 (plus a $20 contribution to the Solicitors Guarantee Fund, if required).

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