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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Apr 22

Notice to the Profession – CPD Audit 2020

The Legal Practice Board is aware that the recent spread of COVID-19 and the associated warnings and protective measures have created significant pressure for the profession, particularly with isolation and remote working arrangements.

Apr 20

Application for a Local Practising Certificate for the 2020/2021 Financial Year

The Legal Profession Rules 2009  provide that the standard renewal period for the renewal of practising certificates is from 1 May until 31 May each year. Applications received during this time pay the standard application fee of $1,250 (plus a $20 contribution to the Solicitors Guarantee Fund, if required).

Apr 14

Notice to the Profession – Completion of PMC

The Legal Practice Board is aware that COVID-19 and the associated protective measures have created difficulties in completing courses, in particular the practice management course within required time frames.

Apr 09

Notice to the Profession – Practising certificate renewal applications and payment of fees 2020/2021

Whilst the impact of COVID-19 on the legal profession is unknown and is impossible to model on a financial basis, there is no doubt that it will cause disruption to the delivery of legal services and the capacity of legal practitioners to meet some compliance requirements. 

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