The Legal Practice Board of Western Australia has statutory responsibility for the admission of all lawyers in Western Australia. Its website contains a detailed description of the procedure for admissions.
You must file two copies of the 'Originating motion for Admission' (see r11 Legal Profession Rules 2008). The second copy of the motion paper will be returned to you duly endorsed by the Court for service on the Legal Practice Board (rule 11 (2) 9b)). Please see attached FAQs and Common Mistakes on Filing.
You must file your motion paper at least 2 months before your proposed date for admission (see O 75A, Rules of the Supreme Court 1971). The following table sets out the admission and filing dates for 2016:
Admission and Filing Dates for 2017
|Admission Day||Admission Date||Motion Paper Filed by|
|Friday||3 February 2017||2 December 2016|
|Friday||3 March 2017||30 December 2016|
|Monday||3 April 2017||2 February 2017|
|Friday||5 May 2017||3 March 2017|
|Friday||2 June 2017||31 March 2017|
|Monday||17 July 2017||16 May 2017|
|Friday||4 August 2017||2 June 2017|
|Friday||1 September 2017||30 June 2017|
|Friday||6 October 2017||4 August 2017|
|Wednesday||1 November 2017||31 August 2017|
|Friday||15 December 2017||13 October 2017|
Yes, your full name, date of birth and residential address is required.
You must file your motion paper at the Central Office on level 11, David Malcolm Justice Centre, 28 Barrack Street, Perth.
Yes, the current filing fee is $339. The fee is amended from time to time.
Yes, we have both facilities. You can also pay by cash or cheque.
Yes, provided they are filed at the Central Office with the fee being paid at the same time.
Last updated: 25-Jan-2017
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