You will need this certificate if you intend to practice law in Tasmania. Legal practice means being paid to do any work in connection with the administration of the law, including preparing deeds, instruments or contracts relating to legal proceedings of any kind.
Depending on the type of legal practice you intend to undertake, there will be different certificate classes:
- principal practitioner (e.g. partner in a firm)
- employed practitioner (e.g. associate at a firm)
- community legal centre practitioner
- locum practitioner (e.g. a substitute lawyer)
- volunteer practitioner
- government practitioner.
If you are a company and intend to acquire a practising certificate you will need to make an application for a Corporate Practising Certificate.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.