The LPAB is a self-funding body, created by legislation, responsible for making rules for, and approving, the admission of lawyers and appointment as a public notary. The Board also registers Students-at-Law who on passing the Board's exams receive a Diploma in Law and satisfy the academic requirements for Admission as a Lawyer. Find out more about the LPAB.
Please note that it may be required to split admission ceremonies over two days: Friday 5 and Monday 8 December 2014. Applicants will be admitted in strict alphabetical order, you should ensure you allow for the possibility of being admitted on either day.
- posted 21 October 2014
Please note that some of the Board's fees will increase on 1 October 2014. Please refer to the Second and Third Schedules of Fees on the Forms and Fees page.
- posted 10 September 2014
Revised PLT Competencies for Entry-Level Lawyers
In order to alleviate some confusion arising from the proposed stale learning clause, the Board has approved a further amendment to Rule 95(1)(b). The stale learning clause, as originally drafted, may have incorrectly implied that each of the courses of study listed in Rule 95(1)(b) must have been undertaken and completed within the previous five years. The intended meaning of ‘completion’ within the stale learning clause, however, is the date, or year, of completion of the qualification referred to in Rule 95(1)(a).
Rule 95(1)(b) will now read as follows:
“(1) The academic requirements for admission are:
(b) completion of courses of study, as part of (a), which are recognised in at least one Australian jurisdiction, for the purposes of academic requirements for admission by the Supreme Court of that jurisdiction as a lawyer, as providing sufficient academic training in the following areas of knowledge: …”
The amended rule and further information is available.
- posted 4 July 2014
Recently the Legal Profession Admission Board approved amendments to its rules to include a stale learning clause. These amendments will come into effect on 1 January 2015.
The stale learning clause requires that, at the time an applicant applies for admission as a lawyer, completion of their academic and practical legal training requirements for admission must have occurred within the previous five years.
-posted 30 May 2014
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- posted 19 September 2013
As of 1 July 2013 all credit card payments made to the LPAB will incur a 0.4% surcharge. This surcharge applies to Mastercard and Visa payments only.
Effective immediately any credit card payments made by a third party will no longer require an additional letter authorising payment.
- posted 26 June 2013
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