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Admission in Tasmania

The process for admission to practice in Tasmania is set out on the Supreme Court of Tasmania website. You should refer to the ‘Admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania: Advice to Applicants’ on the website in the first instance. This will provide you with further information on the process and where to find further information relating to admission.

Pursuant to section 31 of the Legal Profession Act 2007, you are required to serve a copy of your application for admission on the Legal Profession Board of Tasmania (the Board) at our offices at Level 3, 147 Macquarie Street Hobart. It is not necessary to make an appointment to do this, all staff employed by the Board have a delegated authority to accept service of your application on behalf of the Board.

The Board does not have a role in the granting or issuing of practising certificates. The Law Society of Tasmania, as the Prescribed Authority, is the appropriate body to manage enquiries in relation to practising certificates. Information can be found on the Law Society’s website or you can contact them directly on (03) 6234 4133 or via email at info@lst.org.au

The Board also does not have a role in assessing the academic qualifications or practical legal training necessary for admission. The Board of Legal Education are the appropriate body to manage enquiries in respect to this. Enquiries can be directed to Luke Rheinberger, Secretary of the Board of Legal Education, on (03) 6234 4133 or via email at info@lst.org.au