Practising Certificate conditions

A practitioner who is granted a practising certificate by the ACT Law Society may be subject to statutory conditions or conditions imposed by the Council of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory on their entitlement to practice. Those conditions are listed below.

Code Condition
nil

Unrestricted practising certificate

The holder of an unrestricted practising certificate is entitled to practice as a principal of a law practice as defined in section 9 of the Legal Profession Act 2006.

C1

The holder is not entitled to practice as a principal of a law practice.

The term ‘principal’ is defined in section 9 of the Legal Profession Act 2006. In addition section 50 also provides that the holder must not engage in unsupervised legal practice as a solicitor until the holder has completed a period of supervised legal practice prescribed by Regulation 13.
C2

The holder must not engage in legal practice otherwise than as a government lawyer engaged in government work or by providing in-house legal services for a corporation by which the holder is employed.

Statutory requirement pursuant to section 38 of the Legal Profession Act 2006.
C3

The holder must successfully complete an approved Practice Management Course within a period set by the Society.

Condition imposed by the Council of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory pursuant to section 47 of the Legal Profession Act 2006.
C4

The holder must obtain professional indemnity insurance before engaging in legal practice in Australia on his or her own account or as a partner in a law firm.

Statutory requirement pursuant to section 311 of the Legal Profession Act 2006.
C5

The holder is subject to the conditions and restrictions imposed upon barristers by the ACT Bar Association.

Statutory requirement pursuant to section 49 of the Legal Profession Act 2006.
C6

The holder is permitted to practice in the area(s) of law specified by the Society.

Condition imposed by the Council of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory pursuant to section 47 of the Legal Profession Act 2006.
C7

The holder is required to undertake a course of study or training specified by the Society.

Condition imposed by the Council of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory pursuant to section 47 of the Legal Profession Act 2006.
C8

The holder is not permitted to operate a trust account or to otherwise deal with trust, transit or controlled money.

Condition imposed by the Council of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory pursuant to section 47 of the Legal Profession Act 2006.
C9

Other (please contact the Society for more information).

Condition imposed by the Council of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory pursuant to section 47 of the Legal Profession Act 2006.

Any holder of a practising certificate granted by the Council of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory is entitled to engage in legal practice in the Australian Capital Territory as a volunteer providing pro bono legal services through a law practice or under an arrangement approved by the Council of the Law Society.