Practising Certificate - Western Australia

Description

You will need this certificate if you intend to practice law in Western Australia. 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, the Board may impose different conditions on your practising certificate. For example, your conditions as a sole practitioner will be different in comparison to the conditions of an employee of a law firm.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Your eligibility requirements will depend on whether you are a:

  • local applicant
  • interstate practitioner
  • New Zealand practitioner
  • practitioner from overseas.

In general, to be eligible for this certificate you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • have been admitted to the legal profession
  • have professional indemnity insurance.

Prerequisites

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must comply with the continuing professional development conditions of your practising certificate.

Duration

12 months

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Legal Profession Act 2008 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Legal Profession Regulations 2009 Western Australia

Legal Profession Rules 2009 Western Australia (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Legal Practice Board of Western Australia

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:

Office of The Board

Legal Practice Board of Western Australia

Western Australia
Mailing address: PO BOX 5720
Perth St Georges Tce, Western Australia 6831
Phone: 08 6211 3600
Fax: 08 6211 3650
Email: general@lpbwa.com
Website: Legal Practice Board of Western Australia (Opens in new window)