Under what circumstances is it required?
This certificate is required to prove your admission as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
The only responsibility of the Registrar of the Supreme Court in regard to this certificate is the safe custody of the Rolls of Legal Practitioners admitted, and the signing of Certificates of admission.
The Legal Practitioners
Board ensures persons applying to be admitted have strictly complied with all the rules and guidelines relating to such admissions.
Legal Practitioners wishing to practice in Queensland as a solicitor will require a Practising Certificate from the Queensland Law Society. Contact details are provided at the end of this summary sheet.
Legal Practitioners wishing to practice in Queensland as a barrister will require a Practising Certificate from the Bar Association of Queensland. Contact details are provided at the end of this summary sheet.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
What are the prerequisites to obtaining this authority?
The applicant must:
have complied with all the rules relating to the admission of a lawyer
have at least the minimum required academic qualifications
have the required practical training pursuant to rules
contacted the Legal Practitioner Admissions Board
have complied with the guidelines pursuant to Section 39(1) of the
Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992
or of Section 39(2) of the
Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003.
This certificate cannot be transferred
This certificate remains in effect indefinitely
You can obtain information on fees from the agency.
How Do I Obtain It?
Information about how to obtain this licence can be obtained from the addresses given at the end of this Summary Sheet
What is required after applying but before approval is granted?
The applicant must: EITHER advertise in newspapers display notices of intention file all necessary documents with the Registrar of Supreme Court file affidavit OR file documentation pursuant to the guidelines of Section 39(1) of the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 or of Section 39(2) of the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003.
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Registry of Supreme Court
Supreme Court of Queensland Act 1991 (Queensland)
Supreme Court Admission Rules 2004 (Queensland)
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