Reviewed March 2019
The Uniform Law for lawyers course is relevant to lawyers in all jurisdictions who are interested in learning about the recent changes to the legal profession rules across Victoria and New South Wales. That said, these rules may in time, be adopted by the other state jurisdictions.
This course is intended to give a broad overview of the key changes represented by the Uniform Law. It is not intended to be an exhaustive guide and should not be taken to constitute legal advice.
The Uniform Law is a package of laws that has replaced the Legal Profession Act 2004 in both Victoria and New South Wales. The Uniform Law regulates the following areas of the legal profession: admission to practice, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for barristers and solicitors , barristers’ conduct rules and solicitors’ conduct rules, general rules and legal practice rules