Policy, rules and guidelines

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Right to Information

The Legal Profession Board of Tasmania is committed to ensuring our administrative information is available to the public. The Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) gives the public the right to access information, unless the information is exempt from release.

Under section 6 of the RTI Act the Board is exempt from providing any requested information unless it relates to the administration of the Board. Generally information relating to the functions of the Board including complaints and investigations is exempt.

The Board routinely makes information available on its activities and performance on this website and in its Annual Report. You may find information in one of the following ways:

On our website – www.lpbt.com.au

In our annual reports

In our publications

By telephone on (03) 6226 3000

By emailing us on enqu...@lpbt.com

 How to apply

You can apply for administrative information not readily available, through a formal process. This involves a request for an assessed disclosure, which must be made in writing.

It is important to ensure you have looked for the administrative information before you make a formal application, because if the information is otherwise available, your application may be refused without the return of the application fee.

Download the RTI Application Form

Policy - Right to Information

Media

The Legal Profession Board of Tasmania is an independent statutory authority responsible for receiving and investigating complaints about the conduct of lawyers in Tasmania. The Board is empowered by the Legal Profession Act 2007.

For further background information on the Board functions, please see the About us section.

Providing comment

The Board, through the Chief Executive Officer can comment on matters of broad public interest, such as the performance of the legal profession and specific matters related to Board decisions.

The Chief Executive Officer can also comment on the numbers and types of complaints, the professional standards which lawyers must abide by and the Board’s operations.

Due to the confidentiality provisions in the Act, the Board is not able to comment on current matters, or to confirm whether investigations into individual lawyers or law practices may be underway.

Information on whether a person holds a current practising certificate is available from the Law Society’s  Register of Legal Practitioners.

Information on previous disciplinary matters is available from the Board’s Disciplinary Register and the Significant Decisions of the Board page.

For any media enquiries, please contact the Board:

Email: enqu...@lpbt.com.au

Telephone: 03 6226 3000

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