Admissions

Admission As a Lawyer in the Australian Capital Territory

Admission of lawyers in the Australian Capital Territory is dealt with primarily in Part 2.3 of the Legal Profession Act 2006.

A person who meets the requirements prescribed by the above Act and the Rules of Court may apply to the Supreme Court for admission as a lawyer. The relevant rules are the Court Procedures Rules 2006, Part 3.11. These Rules set out in some detail the admission requirements, practical requirements and documentary requirements for admission.

For the period 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017, the filing fee for an admission application is $578.00.

Any queries regarding admission should be directed to:

The Secretary of the Legal Practitioners Admission Board,
Law Courts of the Australian Capital Territory,
PO Box 1548,
Canberra City ACT 2601

Telephone: (02) 6207 1219 
Email: supreme.court@act.gov.au

Australian Legal Practitioners

In accordance with s. 34 of the Legal Profession Act 2006, an Australian legal practitioner (an Australian lawyer who holds a local or interstate practising certificate) is entitled to engage in legal practice in the ACT.

Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition

Any queries concerning Trans-Tasman mutual recognition should be directed to:

The Supreme Court Registry,
Law Courts of the Australian Capital Territory,
PO Box 1548,
Canberra City ACT 2601

Telephone: (02) 6207 1709

Email: scregistry@act.gov.au