The Legal Profession Act 2004 has been repealed and replaced by The Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 or “Uniform Law”. The Uniform Law is supplemented by the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015 or “Admission Rules” and comes in 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 replaces the Council of Legal Education and the Board of Examiners on 1 July 2015.
The Victorian Legal Admissions Board will determine the eligibility of individual applicants for admission and provide a compliance certificate upon which the Supreme Court relies when admitting an applicant to practice as an Australian Lawyer.
The next Admission Ceremony will be held in the Banco Court (Court 1), Supreme Court of Victoria, 210 William Street, Melbourne on Tuesday 21 July 2015. Floor plan of the Supreme Court.
Admissions Lists for the July ceremony will be available shortly.
Applications Made for Admission Under the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015
Applications for admission from September 2015 will be received in accordance with the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015. Any application made for admission for a ceremony from September can only be made after 1 July 2015.
The admission calendar for the 2nd half of 2015 is now available. See Admission Calendar for details.
Applications for August are now closed.
The web stream of the admission ceremony of 23 June 2015 is available.
Applicants who fail to file their final documents and pay fees by the due date will be removed from admission.
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.