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

As evidence of admission into the legal profession in an Australian jurisdiction (other than in Western Australia), the 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 application, a certified copy of the applicant’s admission certificate in the Australian jurisdiction in which the applicant was first 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 v.5.

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 another 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 either the Board’s Legal Officer, Ms Libby Fulham, or the Board’s Administrative Officer, Mr Tony Mylotte, on (08) 6211 3600.

14 June 2012