Admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania - Tasmania

Description

You are required to apply to be able to practice law in Tasmania. Admission to the legal profession will allow you to work as any of the following:

  • lawyer
  • legal practitioner
  • barrister
  • solicitor.

It is required that a person intending to practice law will:

  • obtain the necessary academic qualifications
  • be admitted to practice law in Australia
  • abide by any rules applicable under the Act
  • hold a current Australian practising certificate.

All new local legal practitioners must engage in supervised legal practice for a prescribed period of time.

Please note that separate application requirements apply to local applicants, interstate practitioners, New Zealand practitioners, and practitioners from overseas. If you intend to practice law as a corporation, you must apply for a notice of intention to provide legal services.

Please consult the Contact Officer 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

To be eligible for admission, you must:

  • be at least 18 years or over
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have passed the examinations required by an approved university or institution for the degree of Bachelor of Laws or a combined degree consisting of the degree of Bachelor of Laws and another degree
  • pass any specified subjects in those examinations
  • complete, to the satisfaction of the Board, an approved course of practical instruction on the duties of a legal practitioner.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Legal Profession Act 2007 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Legal Profession Regulations 2008 TAS

Administering agency

Department of Justice

Supreme Court of Tasmania

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Hobart Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Tasmania

Department of Justice

Operating address: Salamanca Place
Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 167
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 1300 664 608
Fax: 03 6223 7816
Email: SupremeCourtHobart@supremecourt.tas.gov.au