Notice of Applicants Seeking Admission as a Lawyer

Notice of Applicants seeking admission as a lawyer

The list of applicants who have lodged their intention to be admitted fortnight ending 8 June 2018 is available.

Lodging an Objection

If you wish to lodge an objection against an application for a compliance certificate, your objection must be made in writing no later than 14 days after the application has been lodged. The objection should be sent by email to vlab@justice.vic.gov.au (External link) and clearly specify the reasons for objection and any documentation that may be relevant.

The Board will consider whether or not the objection may affect the applicant's eligibility or suitability for admission and as a result may either, grant, refuse or delay the application process.

Relevant Legislation

Section 19(8) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law provides that the Board is not to issue a compliance certificate until after it has given notice, in accordance with the Admission Rules, on an appropriate website of the application for admission.  

Rule 12(2) of the Uniform Admission Rules specifies that the Board must ensure that notice is published on the Board's website of the name of every person who makes an application for a compliance certificate.  All applications for admission are posted on the Board's website and on its Twitter page at the end of each fortnight on a Monday.

14.07 of the Supreme Court (Miscellaneous Civil Proceedings) Rules 2008/94 provide that any objection under section 16(3) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (Victoria) to the admission of an applicant may do so before a Judge not less than 14 days before the day of the applicant's admission.  The Board publishes the names of the list of applicants for admission on its website and Twitter page three weeks prior to the admission date.