Admission to practice in Queensland - cases and processes

Bartlett, Francesca and Linda Haller (2015) Admission to practice in Queensland - cases and processes. Queensland Lawyer, 35 4: 170-184.

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Author Bartlett, Francesca
Linda Haller
Title Admission to practice in Queensland - cases and processes
Journal name Queensland Lawyer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-1658
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 35
Issue 4
Start page 170
End page 184
Total pages 15
Place of publication Rozelle, Australia
Publisher Lawbook Co.
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The article examines the Queensland case law and administrative processes of administering the "character test" in applications for admission to legal practice. The article reports on the views of the Secretary and the Chair of Legal Profession Admission Board. These insiders provide unique perspectives on how the admission system really works. In New South Wales and Victoria there is a very new regime governing lawyers under the Uniform Law. It is therefore timely to consider whether anything has changed in relation to admission in those States. The article compares the Queensland admission regime which has remained the same since 2004 to those in New South Wales and Victoria in respect to suitability considerations. The authors find that there are many similarities across jurisdictions, but also point to some notable differences in how authorities approach the collection and evaluation of evidence about applicant suitability. The authors evaluate the respective strengths and weaknesses of these systems.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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