On 1 July 2019 the Law Society launched a Professional Standards Scheme (Scheme) for the benefit of its members.
Incorporated Legal Practice (ILP) members, Ordinary members and Life members of the Law Society who hold an Australian Practising Certificate are automatically members of the Scheme unless exempted by the Law Society from participation on application by the member.
To allow the Law Society to administer the Scheme appropriately, and to calculate the monetary ceiling (maximum amount of liability) which may apply in any given case, the Law Society requires each applicant for Ordinary membership who holds an Australian Practising Certificate, and each applicant for ILP membership, to complete a Professional Standards Scheme Participant Information form.
Any application for Ordinary membership (by a person who holds an Australian Practising Certificate) or ILP membership must be accompanied by:
a) a completed “Professional Standards Scheme Participant Information” form OR
b) in the case of a person seeking exemption, subject to s30(4) of the Professional Standards Act 1997, an Application for Exemption from participation in the Scheme.
Please complete an Exemption Form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
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