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Feb 13


Are you up to date with your trust accounting obligations?

The Legal Practice Board is pleased to offer 2 Seminars in early 2019 in two blocks:

Session 1:
Trust Accounting Requirements: A Refresher
Presenter: Stephen Ramsay,  Trust Account Inspector 

Session 2:
Current Issues in Trust Accounting
Presenter: Anna Young,  Senior Trust Account Inspector

Come along and update your knowledge on requirements and current issues in trust accounting. Take the opportunity to attend both sessions at a discounted rate, and earn 2.5 Legal CPD points in Competency Area 1: Practice Management. 

Trust Account Seminar Details and Registration Website

Feb 08


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, 2 April 2019.
To nominate as a candidate to stand for election to the Board you must be a local legal practitioner of at least three years standing and practice.
Written notice of an intention to stand, countersigned by another local legal practitioner, must be lodged with the Board no less than 28 days before the date of the election (that is by 5 March 2019). If you wish you may provide a brief resume (maximum of 75 words) with your nomination.
Nominations can be submitted to the Board using the attached nomination form:
  • via email to marked “Attention: Returning Officer”.
  • by post to PO Box 5720 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6831 or
  • in person at Level 6, 111 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
Libby Fulham
Executive Director and Secretary
Legal Practice Board

Dec 10

Solicitors’ use of the Term "Principal" or "Partner"

Use of the terms “principal” or “partner” by a practitioner who is not a principal or partner of a law practice for the purposes of section 6(3) of the Legal Profession Act 2008, is prima facie misleading as it may give rise to a misapprehension on the part of clients, or the public, that the practitioner is the principal or partner of the law practice.

Notice to Profession

Apr 27

Application for a Local Practising Certificate for the 2018/2019 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).

The online application form will be available from 1 May 2018. 

Unless you have notified the Legal Practice Board (Board) that you are not going to renew your local practising certificate, if you hold a current practising certificate, on or after Monday, 30 April 2018 you will receive an email containing instructions on how to renew your practising certificate.

All practitioners should ensure that they keep the Board updated with their email address. If you are unsure if the Board has your correct email address please email the Board at

If you require any further information regarding your practising certificate renewal application process, please contact the Board on +61 08 6211 3600 or by email at 

Lisa Franca
Administrative Assistant
Legal Practice Board

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