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 & 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. You may need to complete additional study in order to obtain 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.