Queensland Law Society

Specialist Accreditation

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Specialist accreditation

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

  • practitioners with an opportunity to be formally recognised for their high level of competence and knowledge in their particular area of expertise
  • the public, and the legal profession, with a link to practitioners who are leaders in their field.

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

  • The Specialist Accreditation Logo and post nominals, are a nationally recognised "mark of excellence".

In 2019 the speciality areas for accreditation are Family Law, Succession Law, Property Law and Taxation Law*.

Apply

Applications are now open for the 2019 Queensland Law Society Specialist Accreditation program. For further enquiries please contact the specialist accreditation team at specaccred@qls.com.au.

Information evening

If you are aspiring to become a Family, Property or Succession Law Accredited Specialist we invite you to attend the Information Evening on 25 February 2019. The evening will focus on the Specialist Accreditation program for 2019, including the application process, assessment program, insights on preparation and the workload involved. It also provides you with an opportunity to speak directly with a recent graduate and the program team.

Attend information evening


* Please note that the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) is offering a Taxation Law Specialist Accreditation program in 2019. Queensland practitioners can register their interest to participate in this LIV program. Successful graduates will be offered mutual recognition in Queensland through QLS. However, all registrations of interest, applications and assessments will be managed by LIV.