Overseas Qualified Lawyers
Are you wondering about the requirements to be a lawyer in Australia? If you hold a law degree from outside Australia and wish to be admitted to the Australian legal profession, you must first obtain guidance and approval from the admitting authority in the State in which you wish to practise. That authority can then direct you to complete individual training programs such as our PLT Program at Leo Cussen Centre for Law.
Admitting authorities for Victoria and Western Australia:
In Victoria, you may be referred to Leo Cussen Centre for Law to undertake certain topics of Supervised Legal Training (face to face) or PLT Single Topics (online) under the authority of the Victorian Legal Admissions Board. In some cases you may be required to complete a full, 24-week Practical Legal Training course. This PLT program is also offered at Leo Cussen Centre for Law. Before you apply for a determination from the Victorian Legal Admissions Board, you may wish to check the Uniform Principles for Assessing Qualifications of Overseas Applicants to the Australian Legal Profession.
In Western Australia, you will complete Online PLT Single Topics, under the authority of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia.
For more information regarding PLT training or the requirements to be a lawyer in Australia, contact us today.