- Two character references from persons who:
- Are at least 30 years of age;
- Have known you for at least three years; and
- Are not related to you by blood or marriage (hot tip: this is A LOT of work for your referee, so choose wisely and reward with home baked cookies or other similar gift);
- Transcript of your University academic record; and
- Certificate from your PLT provider showing completion of your course.
- You can pay on your credit card, saving time preparing a cheque;
- Your documents will be checked on the spot and if your documentation is not accepted, you will be able to fix it quickly. If you send in your paperwork by mail, it can take weeks for the LPAB Office to get back to you about erroneous paperwork, which may impact your ability to fix the documents in time for the ceremony cut off date; and
- You will be told which admission ceremony you will likely be in (subject to receipt of the official email).
- Local lawyer in NSW who is:
- Currently on the NSW roll; and
- No requirement for NSW lawyer to hold a current practising certificate.
- Interstate practitioner who is:
- Currently on the roll of a non-NSW state/territory; and
- Must hold a current practising certificate and present the certificate to Ceremony staff prior to the admission ceremony.
Depending on the number of applications received, we may hold between one to seven ceremonies on the day. If your application is approved, you will then be notified in writing of the time of your ceremony. As a matter of policy, this information cannot be given over the phone, it can only be confirmed in the letter sent after the Board meeting. Usually, the likely times for the ceremonies are at 90 minute intervals from 9.15am. Applicants are placed alphabetically according to their surnames (applicants cannot choose which time their admission will be). It will take approximately one and a half hours from the time of arrival for the ceremony to the time the ceremony concludes and you have completed all necessary paperwork.
It is important that you arrive at the Law Courts building at least 40 minutes prior to the ceremony. The Court room will open approximately 30 minutes before the ceremony start time to seat applicants, movers, guests and provide instructions for the conduct of the admission ceremony.
What actually happens: