The Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (the Act), The Legal Profession Uniform Law (the Law) and The Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015 (the Admission Rules) came into operation on 1 July 2015.
The Admission Rules specify the academic qualifications and practical legal training prerequisite for admission, the accrediting and reaccrediting of law courses and providers of practical legal training and the procedural requirements for admission to the legal profession.
Under an Instrument of Delegation the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB) established the Victorian Legal Admissions Committee (VLAC) to assess applicants for admission in Victoria and to grant Compliance Certificates under s19 of the Uniform Law and grant declarations of early assessment and suitability.
The next Admission Ceremony will be held in the Banco Court (Court 1), Supreme Court of Victoria, 210 William Street, Melbourne on Tuesday 8 December 2015. Floor plan of the Supreme Court.
All applications for admission will be received in accordance with the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015. See Admissions Process for information on how to apply.
The office of the Victorian Legal Admissions Board will be closed from 11am Tuesday 22nd December 2015 and reopen at 9.30am on Wednesday 6 January 2016.
The 2016 first half admission calendar is now available. See admission calendar for details.
Applications for 2016 are now being received. After filing your Application for a Compliance Certificate you should pay your fees online. See fees page for further details. However, booking yourself into an admission ceremony will be the last step in the process and will occur once an application is fully completed. This includes assessment of suitability, receipt of all relevant documents and payment of fees. An email will be sent to all applicants once their file is complete with information on how to book into a ceremony. All bookings for a ceremony will be accepted no later than one month prior to the ceremony date, at which time bookings will close, if not booked out prior.
All applications for a compliance certificate must be typed. Any applications received that are not typed will returned.
The web stream of the admission ceremony of 10 November 2015 is available.
For all candidates with overseas enquiries or who wish to lodge an application for a skills assessment, an appointment must be made with the Board before attending our offices. Please see our contacts page for details.
All documents provided by you to the Board as part of your admission are subject to the Freedom of Information Act (Vic) 1982. As such, we strongly recommend that you take photocopies of ALL of your documents as under the Act we may not be able to provide copies back to you.