The Legal Services Board has issued RPA Alert 4, June 2013. Download the Alert from the RPA Alerts page.
The Chairperson of the Legal Services Board, Fiona Bennett, is delighted to announce the election of Steven Stevens to the Board following the recent election. (more…)
The Legal Services Commissioner has issued RPA Alert 1 for 2013. Download the Alert from the RPA Alerts page.
The practising certificate renewals cycle for 2013/2014 will open on Monday, 25 March 2013. The deadline for renewing your practising certificate without incurring a surcharge is 30 April 2013.
The Legal Services Board 2013 Major Grants round has now closed. Outcomes are expected by September 2013.
The Legal Services Board 2013 Major Grants round is now open. Download the guidelines and application form from the Major Grants page on the LSB website.
Michael McGarvie, Legal Services Board CEO and Legal Services Commissioner, has today announced that the Register of Disciplinary action (the RODA) has been enhanced and relaunched on the Legal Services Board website. (more…)
The Legal Services Board’s 2011-12 Annual Report is now available online. Click on the link to Annual Reports under the Publications page.
The Legal Services Board has awarded approximately $2.1 million in funding to 10 major grants recipients in the 2012 Major Grants Round. The funding was awarded to recipients whose projects aim to promote and improve the legal and justice system in Victoria. (more…)
The Legal Services Board has approved professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements which will enable corporate lawyers to provide pro bono legal advice outside of a community legal centre under the recent amendment to the Legal Profession Act 2004 whilst being covered by the appropriate PII coverage. (more…)
The Legal Services Board congratulates the Victorian legal profession on the success of the 2012/2013 renewals period. (more…)
The Legal Services Board has awarded $411,547 in funding to eight legal projects that aim to enhance and improve the justice system in Victoria.
The funding was awarded through the Project Grants stream of the Board’s Grants Program, which provides funding to projects that aim to improve the administration of laws, increase access to justice, improve legal services and inform and educate the wider community about legal services.
LSB Online Support will be available between 9.00am and 7.00pm on Monday 30 April to assist with any queries relating to the online renewal process.
The payment of your practising certificate fees for the 2012/2013 renewal cycle must be made by Monday 30 April. (more…)
The deadline for renewing your practising certificate for the 2012/2013 practising year without incurring a surcharge is Monday 30 April. (more…)
The Legal Services Board has approved a new Supervised Legal Practice (SLP) Policy and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy. These policies arose out of a review of the former CPD and SLP policies. The new policies aim to provide greater transparency and clarity around CPD and SLP and make it easier for practitioners to ascertain, and comply with, their regulatory obligations. (more…)
Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) is undertaking research into the issue of financial abuse of elderly and vulnerable persons: when relationships of trust create risks of financial abuse, and what can be done to help older clients control and protect their assets. (more…)
The practising certificate renewals period for 2012/2013 opens on Monday 26 March. Practitioners are encouraged to renew their practising certificates online via the application developed by the Legal Services Board called LSB Online. Information about the renewals process will be sent to practitioners in the week beginning Monday 26 March. (more…)
The Legal Services Board recently recommended new practising certificate fees to the Victorian Government. (more…)