Admission to the Legal Profession - Tasmania

Description

If you intend to become a legal practitioner you will need to be admitted to the legal profession. Legal practitioners are lawyers, solicitors or barristers. In addition to this admission, you will also need a practising certificate.

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

Please note:

  • 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 attained an approved academic qualification
  • have satisfactorily completed an approved course of supervised legal practice.

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

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.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Comply All Part A: Admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania - Advice to All Applicants - DOC (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Legal Profession Act 2007 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2010 Tasmania

Legal Profession Regulations 2008 Tasmania

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

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

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