Provision of proof of admission as a lawyer to accompany the application for the grant of a local practising certificate

LPB Form 1 Application for a Local Practising Certificate (LPB Form 1) is the Board’s approved form for an application for the grant of a local practising certificate.

As evidence of admission into the legal profession in an Australian jurisdiction (other than in Western Australia), an applicant for the grant of a local practising certificate must (if the applicant has not previously done so) provide to the Board within 14 days of lodgement of the applicant’s LPB Form 1, a certified copy of the applicant’s admission certificate in the Australian jurisdiction in which the applicant has been admitted into the legal profession.

When required, the provision of a certified copy of an admission certificate is to be considered a compulsory component of a completed LPB Form 1.

The Board may request an applicant for the grant of a local practising certificate to provide it with a certified copy of the applicant’s certificate of admission as a lawyer in any Australian jurisdiction within 14 days of that request.

Failure by an applicant to provide a certified copy of an admission certificate within the specified period may result in the Board refusing to consider the application for the grant of a local practising certificate.

If you have any queries, please contact the Board’s Administrative Officer, Mr Tony Mylotte, or the Board’s Administrative Assistant Ms Lisa Franca on (08) 6211 3600.

4 January 2018