Admission

Admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania

Advice to Applicants

The Admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania- Advice to Applicants document 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. Part B has three versions, each containing 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; or
  2. 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; or
  3. Overseas practitioners: persons admitted and entitled to practice in a jurisdiction outside Australia.

Prospective applicants should ensure that they refer to the Part B that is appropriate to their circumstances.

  1.  Part A: Admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania: Advice to Applicants (all Applicants)
  2.  Part B: Making Application for Admission to the Court (for LOCAL APPLICANTS applying for admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania
  3. Part B: Making Application for Admission to the Court (for OVERSEAS PRACTITIONERS applying for admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania
  4. Part B: Making Application for Admission to the Court (for QUALIFIED OVERSEAS APPLICANTS applying for admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania)

Advice to Applicants: Application for an early consideration of suitability for admission to the legal profession

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

To hold a Tasmanian practising certificate it is a requirement that the applicant’s principal place of residence is in Tasmania.