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Corporate and government lawyers

If you are a corporate or government lawyer in NSW and you have not been admitted to the Australian legal profession, you may need to notify the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board.

You will need to notify the Board within one year of engaging in practice pursuant to the transitional exemption in Clause 19 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Regulation 2015.  

An online form for the purpose of notifying the Board will be available on this website in late August 2015.  For further information about the transitional exemption for corporate and government lawyers, please read page 6 of our Guide for Applicants for Admission.

Uniform Admission Rules

Uniform Admission Rules for the admission of lawyers in NSW  take effect from 1 July 2015. 

Updated forms and a guide for applicants are now available on this website.  Previous versions of admission forms are no longer being accepted. 

These changes relate to the commencement of a uniform regulatory regime for the legal profession in NSW and Victoria, under the Legal Profession Uniform Law

Further information about the Uniform Law is at the website of the Legal Services Council.


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