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Law Council of Australia


Proposed Amendments to the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015 (Admission of Foreign Lawyers)

The submission to the Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation in response to the proposed Legal Profession Uniform Admission Amendment (Qualifications) Rule 2019 was prepared by the Law Council. 

The proposed amendments will insert guidance into the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015 about the matters required to be considered by an admitting authority (a Board) when an overseas qualified or experienced applicant seeks a direction about additional studies or training, or the exercise of the exemption power in section 18 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (Uniform Law) in relation to, the academic and practical legal training prerequisites for admission specified pursuant to section 17 of the Uniform Law.

You can read the full submission below.


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