Legal Practitioner Practising Certificate - South Australia

Description

You will need to hold a practising certificate if you are a legal practitioner and intend to practice the profession of the law in South Australia.

Practising certificates are issued under four categories:

  • Category A enables practise as the principal of a law practice and entitles the practitioner to receive and manage trust monies
  • Category B enables practise as the principal of a law practice but does not entitle the practitioner to receive and manage trust monies
  • Category C entitles a practitioner to undertake the work of an employed practitioner, restricted or unrestricted
  • Category D entitles a practitioner to undertake practice only as a volunteer for a community legal centre or other approved institution and only where covered by professional indemnity insurance.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to meet the relevant academic and practical requirements to be eligible for a practising certificate. Details can be found in the attached document.

You will need to complete a period of restricted or supervised practice before you will be entitled to practice without restriction or supervision.

You will need to hold professional indemnity insurance under the relevant South Australian scheme if you intend to practice privately, unless:

  • you are employed or engaged by a law practice that has paid the required amount
  • you are employed by an entity that is not a law practice and you do not intend to exercise a right of private practice.

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

1 year

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $546.00 Issue or renewal of practising certificate for more than 6 months.
Apply Application All $312.00 Issue or renewal of practising certificate for 6 months or less.
Apply Application All $103.00 Volunteer practising certificate
Apply Licence All $201.00

Practising certificate levy for more than 6 months.

Apply Licence All $101.00

Practising certificate levy for 6 months or less

Apply Licence All $47.00 Volunteer practising certificate levy

Application process

Apply

Please lodge your completed application with supporting documentation with the agency. You will receive an invoice for fee payment once your application has been assessed as satisfying all requirements.

Transfer

Practising certificates cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

The Law Society of South Australia

Legal Practitioners Registry

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:

The Law Society of South Australia

Legal Practitioners Registry

The Law Society of South Australia

Operating address: Level 10
178 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 2066
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0882290200
Email: ethicsandpractice@lawsocietysa.asn.au
Website: http://www.lawsocietysa.asn.au/ (Opens in new window)