Admission

Admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania

Advice to Applicants

The following documents contain information for applicants for admission to the legal profession in Tasmania.

  1. General information:
    1. Part A: for ALL applicants for admission
    2. Part B for local applicants for admission
    3. Part C: for overseas practitioners
    4. Part D: for overseas qualified practitioners
  2. Guidelines for applicants to establish that they are a fit and proper person; and
  3. Guidelines for applicants requesting an early decision on their suitability for admission to the legal profession.

The General Information (Admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania- Advice to Applicants) is published in two parts that have been drafted to be read together. Part A contains general information that is of relevance to all applicants for admission to the legal profession in Tasmania. Parts B, C and D each contain information that is of relevance to particular types of applicant. These types of applicant are:

  1. Local applicants: persons who have not previously been admitted to the legal profession in any jurisdiction and who obtained their academic qualifications and practical legal training wholly or principally in Australia (Part B); or
  2. Overseas practitioners: persons admitted and entitled to practice in a jurisdiction outside Australia (Part C); or
  3. Qualified overseas applicants: persons who have not previously been admitted to the legal profession in any jurisdiction and who obtained their academic qualifications and practical legal training wholly, or principally outside Australia (Part D).

Prospective applicants should ensure that they refer to whichever of Part B, C or D  that is appropriate to their circumstances.

Admission ceremonies are not held on specific dates.  They are held throughout the year depending on availability.  Please contact the Court’s Admissions Officer to discuss your application and arrange a suitable date for your admission.

Practising Certificates

The Supreme Court is not responsible for issuing or advising on eligibility to hold a Practising Certificate. Any queries should be directed to the Law Society of Tasmania.