You will need to hold a practising certificate if you are a lawyer and intend to practise law in South Australia.
Practising certificates are issued under four categories:
- Category A - practise as the principal of a law practice and entitles the practitioner to receive and manage trust monies
- Category B - practise as the principal of a law practice but does not entitle the practitioner to receive and manage trust monies
- Category C - undertake the work of an employed practitioner
- Category D - undertake practice only as a volunteer for a community legal centre or other approved institution and only where covered by professional indemnity insurance.
Legal practitioners will need to complete a period of restricted or supervised practice before being entitled to practice without restriction or supervision.