Solicitors practising certificate - Queensland

Description

You will need this certificate to practise as a solicitor in Queensland. A solicitor is a person who is qualified and approved for admittance to legal practice in an Australian jurisdiction. Depending on the level of practising certificate required, there are different requirements for each level:

  • Unrestricted principal practising certificates are issued to all principals in law practices. Principals must satisfy the Practice Management Course requirements and be covered by professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the Indemnity Rule.
  • Restricted principal practising certificates are issued to those principals who haven't yet completed the required period of supervised legal practice. A restricted principal practising certificate can't be issued to a sole practitioner.

Limited principal practising certificates are issued to some classes of principals with certain conditions attached (e.g. the principal solicitor in a community legal service).

Local practising certificates can only be issued to an Australian lawyer. All new local legal practitioners must engage in supervised legal practice for a prescribed period of time.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You must be admitted to the Roll of Legal Practitioners and have completed supervised practical legal training.

Duration

Up to 12 months

Expiry

30 June

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $128.00

Application for approval of academic qualifications attained in a foreign country. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $265.00

Application for approval of legal training requirements completed in a foreign country. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $193.00

Application for a board examination. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $57.00

Statement, provided by the board, of results obtained in board examinations. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $655.00

Board???s consideration of an application for admission to the legal profession. Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Application process

Apply

You can obtain this certificate by submitting an application for a Solicitors Practising Certificate and paying the necessary fees.

Applicants for Principal Level Certificates must also comply with the continuing legal education rules and the indemnity rules.

Renew

Applications for renewal must be lodged by 31 May.

Transfer

This certificate cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Queensland Law Society Incorporated

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Manager, Records and Member Service

Queensland Law Society Incorporated

Queensland
Operating address: Level 2
179 Ann Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1785
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3842 5883
Fax: 07 3220 0616
Email: records@qls.com.au