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".

The 2019 and 2021 speciality areas for accreditation are Family Law, Succession Law, Property Law and Taxation Law*.

In 2020 and 2022 speciality areas for accreditation are Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Personal Injuries Law, Workplace Relations Law and Immigration Law.

To register your interest for 2020 please contact the Specialist Accreditation team on specaccred@qls.com.au or 07 38425952.

2020 Specialist Accreditation Information Evening

24 February | 5.30-7.30pm | Law Society House, Brisbane

Full QLS members aspiring to become an Accredited Specialist in Business Law, Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, Immigration Law, Personal Injuries, or Workplace Relations are invited to attend this complimentary information evening. It will cover the Specialist Accreditation programs offered in 2020, including the application process, the different types of assessments, insights on assessment preparation and the workload involved. You also have the opportunity to ask questions and speak directly with Committee members, recent graduates from the 2019 programs, and the QLS program operational team prior to the closing date for applications on 30 March 2020.

Complimentary registration open now


* 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.