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.
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||$694.00|
|Application for approval of academic qualifications attained in a foreign country under rule 8 of the admission rules||$136.00|
|Application for approval of legal training requirements completed in a foreign country under rule 9 of the admission rules||$281.00|
|Notice of a traineeship under rule 9I of the admission rules||$69.00|
|Examination fee for a Board examination under rule 34 of the admission rules||$205.00|
|Statement, provided by the Board, of results obtained in Board examinations||$60.00|