Before you apply for admission, you may seek a declaration from the Victorian Legal Admissions Board ("the Board") that a specific matter or matters you wish to disclose will not adversely affect the Board's assessment of your suitability to be admitted.
An application for such a declaration:
- may be made a number of years before the person intends to apply for admission;
- may be appropriate if you are doubtful that you would be considered suitable for admission, on the basis of some aspect of your past conduct; and
- may be particularly relevant for the continuation of legal studies while there is a risk that something in your past may ultimately prevent you from being admitted as a lawyer in the future.
You should read the Early Assessment of Suitability Guidelines in full before you start your application.