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Becoming a Lawyer

To practise or to call yourself a lawyer in Western Australia you must first be admitted to practise in Australia. Unless you are a government lawyer you must also hold a current Australian practising certificate.  For more information on practice in Australia click here.

If you are already admitted to practise in Australia click here.


Admission Information

 

  • If you have been admitted to practise in New Zealand and/or hold a current practising certificate in New Zealand click here.
  • If you want an overview of Admission Requirements in Western Australia click here.
  • If you hold a practising certificate overseas and want to practise foreign law in Australia click here.
  • If you hold a practising certificate overseas, have been admitted overseas or hold an overseas legal qualification and want to practise Australian law click here.
  • If you hold an Australian legal qualification and have completed Australian practical legal training  click here.
  • If you hold an Australian legal qualification but have not completed Australian practical legal training  click here.
  • If you want information about approved academic qualificationsclick here.
  • If you want information about approved practical legal training (including the WA College of Law and articles of clerkship) click here.
  • If you want information about suitability requirements or applying for an early determination of suitability click here.
  • If you want information on the formal process of applying for admission click here.

  

 

 

 

If you are unable to find the information you need on this website, please email the Admissions & Registrations Coordinator dmacdonald@lpbwa.com.