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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Mar 15

External Examination Process for 2018

In preparing for the 2017/2018 EER process a new guidance note has been prepared in relation to controlled money accounts and the CMA specific detail has been extracted from the full Audit Check List.

Feb 26

CPD Requirements – Application for approval as a QA Provider

The Legal Practice Board (Board) has reviewed its processes regarding approval of providers of continuing professional development (known as QA Providers), who are approved in accordance with rule 14(2)(b) of the Legal Profession Rules 2009.
Please note that effective 21 February 2018, the Board has approved for use “CPD Form 1 – Application for Approval as a QA Provider of CPD” ( version 1)
The new application form will make the application process for status as a QA Provider smoother and more efficient.
For existing QA Providers, please note that the following forms and information sheets have been revoked:
  • Application for Approval as a QA Provider January 2011;
  • Information sheets “A Guide to Applying for QA Provider Status” and “Guidelines on how to demonstrate that you meet the QA Provider Requirements” June 2008; and
  • “Explanatory notes Application for Approval as a QA Provider” September 2009.
Should you have any queries in this matter, please contact the Board via email at marking attention to “QA Providers”.
Libby Fulham
Executive Director
Legal Practice Board

Feb 16

Law Library Proximity Card

With the completion of the Law Library integration, there has been a consolidation of the library resources of the Department of the Attorney General, now operated and held by the Department of Justice (the Department), and the Supreme Court Judges Libraries with those of the Board’s Law Library located at the old Supreme Court. The new Law Library is located on level 2 of the David Malcolm Justice Centre at 28 Barrack Street, Perth.

The Board contributes $600,000 per annum, on behalf of the profession, towards the costs of the integrated Law Library. The contribution ensures that eligible practitioners are able to access the resources and services of the Law Library. However, since the opening of the Law Library, on 1 July 2016, access has been difficult and cumbersome. To that end, the Board has agreed with the Department to assist in the facilitation of providing a Law Library Proximity Card that will allow the holder to directly access level 2 and the Law Library.

Practitioners wishing to obtain a Law Library Proximity Card need to complete the attached request. Please note that the request must be submitted to the Law Library before the Board can provide the confirmation as set out in section 2 of the request.

The Law Library Proximity Card Request

Libby Fulham
Executive Director
Legal Practice Board

Jan 23

The Law Library - 2018 CPD Sessions - Online Research Skills

The Law Library WA (LLWA) provides free CPD sessions for legal practitioners in the use of online research publications. These are held on Thursday lunchtimes (1 – 2pm) on Level 23 of David Malcolm Justice Centre (Esplanade Meeting Room) and concentrate on the major online legal resources accessible from LLWA.

For further information about the CPD sessions including dates and times click on the link below.

Law Library WA (LLWA) - CPD sessions 

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