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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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

Feb 09


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, 3 April 2018.

Written notice of intention to seek election, countersigned by at least one practitioner entitled to vote, must be lodged with the secretary no less than 28 days before the date of the election (6 March 2018). 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 nomination form:

  • via email to,
  • 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

A candidate must be a local legal practitioner of at least three years standing and practice.


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 

Jan 22

LPB Form 1 Version 11

On 9 November 2017 the Legal Practice Board (Board) approved for use, from 22 January 2018, Version 11 of its LPB form 1 Application for a Local Practising Certificate. LPB Form 1 version 11 replaces the LPB form 1 version 10 and all earlier versions of the published LPB Form 1. 

The Board’s online application portal at has been updated to reflect the changes to the LPB Form 1. 

If you do not wish to use the Board’s online application portal, the Board will also accept copies of the LPB Form 1 as follows:
1.    By email to;
2.    By facsimile to (08) 6211 3650;
3.    By post to PO Box 5720 St Georges Terrace PERTH WA 6831; or
4.    In person at Level 6 111 St Georges Terrace PERTH WA 6000.

Please note that if the LPB form 1 is submitted by email or facsimile there is no need to send the hard copy to the Board.

If you have any queries regarding the new LPB Form 1 please contact the Offices of the Board on (08) 6211 3600 or by email to

Please click on the below link to download the new LPB form 1 Version 11.


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