The Tasmanian Legal Practice Course (TLPC) is again underway for 2024.  We have 42 trainees enrolled in the program this year compared with the 48 that were admitted in 2023.

Members of the judiciary and private profession who assist in coordination and delivery of the core units are the Honourable Justice Michael Brett, Chief Magistrate Catherine Geason, Jennifer O’Farrell, Phillipa Morgan, Matthew Pawson, Trevor McKenna and Scott Knuckey. Together with our visiting practitioners, we are grateful for the time and expertise they provide to our trainees.

While some trainees already have post-admission positions confirmed, we encourage contact from the profession if you are considering offering positions this year.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Emma White at

Finally, we are pleased to confirm that we have now reached agreement with UTAS to ensure the continuation of the Tasmanian Legal Practice Course over the next 3 to 5 years.  The Third-Party Provider Agreement was signed on 8 January 2024 and signifies the commitment that both parties hold to delivering quality practical legal training in Tasmania.

Notably, we have seen an increase in the number of interstate trainees enrolled in the Course this year which arises out of a desire for law graduates to gain “real” practical experience and our ability to deliver such a unique program.

The profession’s continued support is greatly appreciated.


Emma White, Executive Director

Susie Winter, Deputy Director