Legal Practice Bill 2002

Bill No.154

SynopsisThis Bill is part of a package of reforms for a more modern and relevant framework for the legal profession and the courts. The purpose of the Bill is to:
1. Bring greater clarity to the standards required of and regulation of legal practitioners;
2. Modernise the structure and functions of the Legal Practice Board and the operations of the Complaints Committee and Disciplinary Tribunal;
3. Enable the creation of incorporated legal practises (ILP's) and multi-disciplinary partnerships (MDP's);
4. Regulate foreign lawyers who advise clients in this State on matters pertaining to foreign law, and;
5. Introduce national practising certificates into Western Australia.

StatusAssented to 12/04/2003
Royal Assent given 4 Dec 2003 as Act No. 64 of 2003. This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation (see Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 10/23/2002  
First Reading 10/23/2002  
Second Reading 10/23/2002  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 02/25/2003  
Consideration in Detail 03/20/2003  
Amendments adopted 06/19/2003  
Third Reading 06/24/2003  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 06/25/2003  
Second Reading 06/25/2003  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/18/2003  
Committee of the whole 11/18/2003  
Amendments adopted 11/18/2003  
Third Reading 11/18/2003  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  11/19/2003  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Pro forma amendments made  02/26/2003  
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  11/20/2003