Legal Practitioners Admissions Board


  • Amendments have been made to the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (effective 1 May 2024)Please see the Queensland Legislation website for more information regarding the amendments to the Rules. 
  • Amendments have been made to the Board's admission information and forms relating to applying for admission to the legal profession in Queensland.

About us

The Board is a statutory body established under Chapter 7, part 7.5 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 and aims to support the judiciary, the legal profession, and the public interest by ensuring the integrity of those entering the legal profession.

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Our services

The Board assists persons seeking to obtain admission as a lawyer in Queensland. All persons seeking admission must make an application to the Supreme Court of Queensland. 

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The Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (LPAB) is the responsible for making recommendations to the Supreme Court in respect of applications for admission to the legal profession in Queensland. The Board's primary role is to consider the eligibility (academic qualifications and practical legal training) and suitability (good fame and character) of applicants for admission at a local, domestic and international level. In conjunction with the Chief Justice of Queensland, the Board takes an active role in approving academic and practical legal training courses offered by universities and educational institutes in Queensland. The Board's duties also include a consultative aspect, in that it considers proposals suggested by other stakeholders such as the Judiciary, the Legal Admissions Consultative Committee, the Queensland Government and the legal profession.

As a statutory body established under the Legal Profession Act 2007, the Board has a responsibility to carry out various legislative requirements necessary to allow it to fulfil its functions and comply with its obligations to the profession and the public.


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

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Admission sittings

Important dates and deadlines for the next Admission sitting and information about when and how to make payment of the Board's fee for consideration of your application.

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Frequently asked questions

A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding admission to the legal profession in Queensland has been compiled for applicants seeking admission.

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Fees and charges

Our fees and charges increase on 1 July each year. On 1 July 2023 our fees and charges were increased by 3.4% in line with Government’s indexation policy. You can contact us to find out details about specific fees, charges or prices. 

The fees for 2023/2024 are as follows:

Board's consideration of an application for admission to the legal profession under section 39(2) of the Act
Application for approval of academic qualifications attained in a foreign country under rule 8 of the admission rules
Application for approval of legal training requirements completed in a foreign country under rule 9 of the admission rules
Notice of a traineeship under rule 9I of the admission rules
Examination fee for a Board examination under rule 34 of the admission rules
Statement, provided by the Board, of results obtained in Board examinations

Corporate documents

The Legal Practitioners Admissions Board's  Strategies and Objectives, challenges and risks for 2019 to 2023 can be found in the Strategic Plan, Annual Report and other corporate documents.

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Resilience and wellbeing

The Legal Practitioners Admissions Board supports resilience and wellbeing in the legal profession.  Some resources and more information are available for legal practitioners.

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Right to information

In fulfilling its statutory obligations, the Board has prepared a disclosure log detailing information requested and released through RTI legislation. The Board also has a publication scheme advising of information routinely made available to the public.

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Contact us

Level 2, Law Society House, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

Phone: (07) 3842 5985  |  Fax:  (07) 3221 7193   | Email: