Forms and Applications

Practising Certificate Renewals – The renewal process begins each year in May. Practising certificate holders will be advised by email when they can login to their member dashboard to renew online.

Your Portal – This is your portal to a number of pdf forms and online applications to assist you in your legal practice. In some instances you will be asked to login using your email address (as listed with the Society) and you will then be emailed a unique login code which will give you member access.

If you have previously submitted an online form or application and want to view its status, visit Form Submissions.

If you have submitted a pdf form, made an application by email, or have an enquiry about any of the below, call (03) 6234 4133 or email, accordingly:

Read the Tips and Checklist before getting started.
Before starting this application for a new practising certificate or new practising certificate type, read the tips and checklist below. Once you have checked the 2022-2023 Fee Guide and have all your necessary documents on hand and in the correct format you are ready to start.

Tips

  • Ideally complete your form in one sitting and stay in your browser tab whilst completing your form. Do not refresh your browser.
  • So you don’t lose your work, use ‘previous’ and ‘next’ in the form rather than ‘back’ and ‘forward’ in your internet browser.
  • Links in the form are safe to click on as they will open a separate tab.
  • If necessary, Save and Resume during your application process.
  • For technical issues, contact us Monday – Friday between 9am-5pm on (03) 6234 4133 or at membership@lst.org.au.
  • Important declaration: A declaration is required to be read and acknowledged by you prior to submitting your application form. The submission of this application form by you is treated as your signature equivalent.

Checklist – as applicable, have the following items handy before you start.

1. PDF statement – Eligibility to Apply (section 48 of the Legal Profession Act 2007): You will be asked where you intend to solely or principally engage in legal practice. If you answer outside Tasmania, provide details of your intended practice as a pdf’d statement and upload it during this application process.

2. PDF statement – Show Cause Events (Sections 4, 73, 74, 75 and 76 of the Legal Profession Act 2007):
Bankruptcy: If you select yes to any of the following – you have become bankrupt, been served with a Notice of a Creditor’s Petition, presented or declared your intentions to present a Debtor’s Petition, or applied to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors or compounding with creditors or making an assignment of remuneration for the benefit of creditors – provide details as a pdf’d statement and upload it during this application process
Notifiable offences: If you select yes to having been found guilty of a serious offence or tax offence whether committed in or outside Tasmania, provide details as a pdf’d statement and upload it during this application process. Note: The Society does not require disclosure of convictions for minor offences such as minor traffic or licensing offences and the like. There is no requirement to repeat disclosures already made to the Society in association with a previous application or renewal unless there has been a material change in the matter disclosed.

3. Part-Time Practitioners: You may be asked, depending on the practising certificate type, if you will be working part-time. This question relates to professional indemnity insurance and may give rise to a fee discount eligibility. Tick the part-time box only if you will be employed no more than 22.8 hours per week for the financial year 2022 – 2023 and will not work an average of more than 22.8 hours per week in that financial year.

4. Law Library Levy: You may be asked you would like access to the Tasmanian Law Library resources (unless automatically included, depending on the practising certificate type). See the Fee Guide. The library has extensive hard copy and online materials and can assist you to identify and locate primary and secondary legal resources. Subscription also entitles you to Thompson Reuters desktop library services. For more information see Law Library Services and Resources.

5. Society Identity Card: Provide your headshot photo for issue of this ID if you’d like it. Practitioners use this ID primarily for law court security access, and to claim member benefits in person, such as retail discounts.

Important declaration: As stated above, a declaration is required to be read and acknowledged by you prior to submitting your application. The submission of this application form by you is treated as your signature equivalent.

If you have never been a member of this Society and want to apply for an associate membership, check the 2022-2023 Fee Guide and use this New Associate Membership Form.

  1. If you have been a Society associate or a practising certificate holding member (alumnus) of this Society and want to re-join, you must reactivate your account.
  2. Once your account is reactivated, you can apply using this Alumni Associate Membership Form.
  3. To reactivate your account contact us on (03) 6234 4133 or email your contact details to membership@lst.org.au.
  4. A phone Verification of Identity (VOI) will be conducted by the Society – please expect our call within 3 business days.

Read the Tips, Cheat Sheet and Checklist before getting started.
Before starting this application to renew your practising certificate read the tips and checklist below, and view this Cheat Sheet: A Guide to your Online Renewal in a Nutshell. Once you have checked the 2022-2023 Fee Guide and have all your necessary documents on hand, in the correct format, you are ready to start.

Apply to renew your practising certificate using this Renew a Practising Certificate Form.

Tips

  • Ideally complete your form in one sitting and stay in your browser tab whilst completing your form. Do not refresh your browser.
  • So you don’t lose your work, use ‘previous’ and ‘next’ in the form rather than ‘back’ and ‘forward’ in your internet browser.
  • Links in the form are safe to click on as they will open a separate tab.
  • If necessary, Save and Resume during your application process.
  • Form Assist Service: If you require general assistance to complete your application form/s for the first time, contact us on (03) 6234 4133 to join. Bookings are required and your appointment will be conducted by Zoom to enable screen sharing.
  • For technical issues, contact us Monday – Friday between 9am-5pm on (03) 6234 4133 or at membership@lst.org.au.

Important declaration: A declaration is required to be read and acknowledged by you prior to submitting your application form. The submission of this application form by you is treated as your signature equivalent.

Checklist – as applicable, have the following items handy before you start.

1. PDF statement – Eligibility to Apply (section 48 of the Legal Profession Act 2007): You will be asked where you intend to solely or principally engage in legal practice. If you answer outside Tasmania, provide details of your intended practice as a pdf’d statement and upload it during this application process.

2. PDF statement – Show Cause Events (Sections 4, 73, 74, 75 and 76 of the Legal Profession Act 2007):
Bankruptcy: If you select yes to any of the following – you have become bankrupt, been served with a Notice of a Creditor’s Petition, presented or declared your intentions to present a Debtor’s Petition, or applied to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors or compounding with creditors or making an assignment of remuneration for the benefit of creditors – provide details as a pdf’d statement and upload it during this application process
Notifiable offences: If you select yes to having been found guilty of a serious offence or tax offence whether committed in or outside Tasmania, provide details as a pdf’d statement and upload it during this application process. Note: The Society does not require disclosure of convictions for minor offences such as minor traffic or licensing offences and the like. There is no requirement to repeat disclosures already made to the Society in association with a previous application or renewal unless there has been a material change in the matter disclosed.

3. Part-Time Practitioners: You may be asked, depending on the practising certificate type, if you will be working part-time. This question relates to professional indemnity insurance and may give rise to a fee discount eligibility. Tick the part-time box only if you will be employed no more than 22.8 hours per week for the financial year 2022 – 2023 and will not work an average of more than 22.8 hours per week in that financial year.

4. Law Library Levy: You may be asked if you would like access to the Tasmanian Law Library resources (unless automatically included, depending on the practising certificate type). See the Fee Guide. The library has extensive hard copy and online materials and can assist you to identify and locate primary and secondary legal resources. Subscription also entitles you to Thompson Reuters desktop library services. For more information see Law Library Services and Resources.

5. Society Identity Card: Provide your headshot photo for issue of this ID if you’d like it. Practitioners use this ID primarily for law court security access, and to claim member benefits in person, such as retail discounts.

Important declaration: As stated above, a declaration is required to be read and acknowledged by you prior to submitting your application. The submission of this application form by you is treated as your signature equivalent.

Read the Tips, Cheat Sheet and Checklist before getting started.
See the 2022-2023 Fee Guide – the fee for associate membership is $132; for government associate membership (state and federal employees) is $99; and student associate membership is $27.50. Towards the end of the application process you will be asked to pay by credit card.

  1. Cheat Sheet: A Guide to Your Online Renewals in a Nutshell.
  2. When you have all your necessary documents on hand and in the correct format you are ready to start your renewal using this Associate Membership Renewal Form.

Tips

  • Ideally complete your form in one sitting and stay in your browser tab whilst completing your form. Do not refresh your browser.
  • So you don’t lose your work, use ‘previous’ and ‘next’ in the form rather than ‘back’ and ‘forward’ in your internet browser.
  • Links in the form are safe to click on as they will open a separate tab.
  • If necessary, Save and Resume during your application process.
  • For technical issues, contact us Monday – Friday between 9am-5pm on (03) 6234 4133 or at membership@lst.org.au.
  • Important declaration: A declaration is required to be read and acknowledged by you prior to submitting your application form. The submission of this application form by you is treated as your signature equivalent.

Checklist – as applicable, have the following items handy before you start.

  1. Law Library Levy: You may be asked if you would like access to the Tasmanian Law Library resources. See the Fee Guide. The library has extensive hard copy and online materials and can assist you to identify and locate primary and secondary legal resources. Subscription also entitles you to Thompson Reuters desktop library services. For more information see Law Library Services and Resources.
  2. Student Identity Card: If you are a student, upload a jpeg (use this format only) of your current valid Student Identity Card.

If you are a law firm in Tasmania renewing your firm’s professional indemnity insurance, apply using this Firm Renewal Form.
For guidance, see this
Cheat Sheet: A Guide to Your Online Renewals in a Nutshell and the 2022-2023 Fee Guide.

Download this Extension and Exemption Form 2022 and submit your completed form to cpd@lst.org.au

An application for an extension or exemption should be made as soon as a legal practitioner becomes aware that they will require it.

Applications for an extension of time or an exemption are required under Practice Guideline no.4 to be in writing using the above application form, and submitted to the Society prior to the period for which the application is sought. Any relevant supporting documentation must be attached to the application.

• The Society has the power to grant an extension of time or an exemption on any of the grounds set out under Rule 4 of Practice Guideline no.4 on receipt and consideration of the requisite application.
• The practitioner seeking the extension of time or exemption should submit their application to the Society as soon as they are aware they have not or will not meet their CPD requirements.
• For a request for exemption, concessions are usually granted on a pro-rata basis.
• For a request for an extension of time a plan for rectification is sought to be undertaken within a reasonable timeframe commensurate with the number of CPD points yet to be acquired.

The Society’s committee year runs from 1 May to 30 April. Each year the Society invites its members to submit expressions of interest (using an EOI Form) in committee membership for the coming year. A selection panel convenes in late April each year. See the Committee Charter. The current EOI period has closed.

An invitation to nominate to the Society’s Council is open for a set period each year. Nominations are called for in August of each year. In August, the Notice and Nomination Forms are available below. The nomination period and deadlines are listed in the Notices.

  • Southern AGM Notice 2022 (TBA)
  • Northern AGM Notice 2022 (TBA)
  • North-West AGM Notice 2022 (TBA)

To nominate, the applicant must be either a practising certificate holder, or an associate who is deemed to hold a practising certificate under the Legal Profession Act (2007).

Elections are held if required, with counting taking place at the three regional committee AGMs held in early October of that year. A councillor’s term commences in mid-late October.