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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Oct 05

An Analysis of the 2016 External Examiners Reports Lodged Seminar

External Examiners and their staff are invited to attend a free seminar presented by Mr Bruce Bentley and Mr Kevin McGinnity, Trust Inspectors at Legal Practice Board. The seminar will review the achievements, issues, improvements and the future for the Law Practice Declaration and Trust Money Statement. The seminar will be held on Tuesday 15 November 2016 at the Anzac Club, 28 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000.

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Sep 28

Kalgoorlie Seminars

Practice Management Course and Trust Traps; Tips; Inspections/Examinations

Practice Management
In July 2016 a Practice Management Course became a mandatory requirement for principals of a new law practice.

Trust Traps; Tips; Inspections/Examinations
Common problems detected in relation to the handling of client moneys

Sep 15

LPCC 2015/2016 Annual Report now available for download

The 2015/2016 Annual Report of the Legal Profession Complaints Committee is now available.

Aug 22

An Update on the Legal Practice Board Practice Management Course Condition

From 1 July 2016 all practitioners who are not Principals of a law practice will have the practice management course condition (PMC Condition) imposed on their local practising certificate.

Since the inception of the PMC Condition the Legal Practice Board (Board) has been managing and considering applications by practitioners for the revocation or variation of the condition.

The Board’s Professional Development Committee (PDC) would like to provide information and clarification to the profession on a range of issues that may arise in the administration of the PMC Condition.

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