Queensland Law Society

Admission

The Supreme Court is responsible for the admission of lawyers in Queensland. It is assisted by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, which issues recommendations as to the eligibility & suitability of applicants in the form of a certificate of compliance.

To be eligible for admission, all applicants must have completed approved law qualifications, undertaken approved practical legal training via a practical legal training course or Supervised Traineeship at a firm, and be able to satisfy the Admissions Board and the Court of their fitness to practise. More information about the required study and training to become a lawyer in Queensland is available in the Law in Qld section of this website. If you have completed your academic qualifications and/or practical legal qualifications overseas, you will need to apply for these qualifications to be assessed by the Board in order to obtain an approved academic qualification and/or approved practical legal training in Queensland. More information about how to have your overseas qualifications assessed etc is available in the Law in Qld section of this website.

Contact us for Board opening hours and admission sittings.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding admission to the legal profession in Queensland has been compiled. Please contact us if you have any other queries.

Admission kits

Admission Fees have changed — effective 1 July 2017
(Justice Legislation (Fees) Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2017)

Board's consideration of application $598.00
Filing application in Supreme Court Registry $67.70

It should be noted that payment can be made by CASH, CHEQUE, MONEY ORDER or CREDIT CARD (OVER THE COUNTER at the Law Society).

Admission information for article clerks is available upon request. Please contact the board at admissions@qls.com.au

Her Honour the Chief Justice Holmes has issued the following Admission Guidelines under Rule 9AA(a) and (b) in relation to approving academic qualifications and practical legal training.

Disclosure Guidelines

Admission forms