The Victorian Legal Admissions Board is a statutory body which performs functions associated with the admission of lawyers in Victoria in accordance with the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 .
The Supreme Court of Victoria has indefinitely suspended all admission ceremonies to the Australian legal profession for the foreseeable future.
In light of this, the Court and VLAB have developed a new process for admitting lawyers to practise ‘on the papers’.
VLAB will contact individual applicants who have been granted a compliance certificate about the new process.
This precautionary decision has been made after consideration of the latest expert health and government advice and recognises that members of the community may hold concerns about attending Court in large groups.
We understand this decision impacts on a large number of people, including those moving admissions and the families and friends of the future lawyers.
These are unprecedented and challenging times, and we very much appreciate the understanding we have received from across the legal profession and community more broadly.
VLAB will issue further information to future lawyers at a later date.
NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Following the recent developments in Victoria’s Coronavirus response, we have decided to close our office until further notice.
Although the office may be closed, our work associated with the admission of lawyers in Victoria in continues. All staff will be working remotely whilst being available through email.
All documents relating to admission should be scanned and sent as certified copies via email to firstname.lastname@example.org . No mail will be accepted during the period of closure.
These are unprecedented and challenging times, and we very much appreciate your understanding in an endeavour to assist in minimising the risk to our stakeholders and staff.
To help combat the spread of COVID-19 and to keep up to date with the latest developments, visit the Victorian Government’s coronavirus website www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au
For those people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/translations
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For all applications it is essential that you enter your name in the contact details correctly. The name that you enter will be as it appears on your compliance certificate and admissions order. This extends to the order of your name. If you omit a middle name then it will not be shown. Do not enter your name or any fields in the portal in CAPS. You can return to the portal and amend your name up until you print off the statutory declaration and come to the offices of the Board. If you wish your surname to be shown first, then enter this in the first name field. The name on your application MUST be reflected in the ID that you use to identify yourself to the Board.
Supreme Court of Victoria
210 William Street, Melbourne