The Legal Profession Act 2004 has been repealed and replaced by The Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (the Act). The Act is supplemented by the Legal Profession Uniform Law (the Law) and the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015 (the Admission Rules) and came into operation on 1 July 2015.
The Uniform Law and Admission Rules apply in Victoria and New South Wales.
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.
The Victorian Legal Admissions Board replaced the Council of Legal Education and the Board of Examiners on 1 July 2015.
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. VLAC also has responsibility for determining applications for declarations of early assessment of suitability for a Compliance Certificate.
The next Admission Ceremony will be held in the Banco Court (Court 1), Supreme Court of Victoria, 210 William Street, Melbourne on Tuesday 18 August 2015. Floor plan of the Supreme Court.
Applications Made for Admission Under the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015
All applications for admission will be received in accordance with the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015.
All documents lodged with the Victorian Legal Admissions Board must be typed and original.
The admission calendar for the 2nd half of 2015 is now available. See Admission Calendar for details.
The web stream of the admission ceremony of 21 July 2015 is available.
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.
Collection of Your Personal Information
The personal information we collect from documents provided by you to the Board as part of your admission which include personal information such as name, address and date of birth, will only be used for the purpose you have provided it, or for other purposes consistent with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).
Use and Disclosure
The Board may share personal information with The Legal Services Board and the Law Institute of Victoria for the purpose of functions performed under the Legal Profession Act (Vic) 2004 and personal information may also be used for a secondary purpose directly related to the primary purpose of collection.