Queensland Law Society

Specialist accreditation

QLS Specialist Accreditation LogoQueensland Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation program offers accreditation in 10 areas of specialty. The program provides:

  • practitioners with an opportunity to formally recognise a high level of competency and knowledge in their chosen area of legal practice
  • guidance for the public, and within the profession, as to which practitioners are leaders in their area of expertise.

Accredited specialists have extensive experience, and have successfully completed an advanced, peer reviewed assessment program specific to their area of expertise.

This assessment process is challenging, but holds multiple personal and professional benefits. Only those practitioners who have successfully completed this assessment can distinguish themselves from their peers by referring to themselves as accredited specialists. They are able to advertise their expertise through the use of the specialist accreditation logo and post nominals, nationally recognised marks of excellence throughout the legal profession.

Be formally recognised as a leader in your area of expertise … become an accredited specialist this year.

Consult the Specialist Accreditation Candidate Handbook and the Assessment Criteria in your area of interest for all important information.

Information for candidates Information for accredited specialists