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Feb 07

ELECTION OF MEMBERS

LEGAL PRACTICE BOARD OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ELECTION OF MEMBERS
 
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 will be held on Tuesday, 4 April 2017.
 

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.

Apr 06

Application for a Local Practising Certificate for the 2016/2017 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).

 

Mar 08

Introduction of a Practice Management Course for Principal of a Legal Practice

Amendments to the Legal Profession Rules 2009 (Rules) were gazetted on 19 February 2016. Division 2A, Condition on local practising certificate: practise as principal of law practice, has been inserted into the Rules. 

Division 2A of the Rules requires a local legal practitioner to have successfully completed an approved Practice Management Course (PMC) or to have obtained an exemption from completion of the PMC, and to give notice to the Legal Practice Board (Board), before practising as a principal of a law practice.


Information on the introduction of the PMC together with Frequently Asked Questions