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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*.
In 2020 the speciality areas for accreditation are Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Personal Injuries Law, Workplace Relations Law and Immigration Law.
Applications for 2019 have now closed.
To register your interest for 2020 please contact the Specialist Accreditation team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 38425952.
QLS also offer masterclasses for senior practitioners including those undertaking their Specialist Accreditation to refresh their knowledge and compliment their learning.
* 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.