Becoming a solicitor in NSW
Becoming a solicitor in New South Wales involves meeting the eligibility requirements for admission as a solicitor, as detailed in sections 24 and 25 of the Legal Profession Act 2004.
To be eligible for admission, an individual must be over 18 years of age and have completed the required academic and Practical Legal Training (PLT) requirements. A person must also be a ‘fit and proper person’. Generally this means that an individual is of good character. For more information see section 9 of the Legal Profession Act 2004.
The admission process is administered by the Legal Profession Admission Board. Upon gaining admission as a solicitor, a person is then eligible to apply for a practising certificate.
Information about becoming a solicitor in NSW
- Academic qualifications – links to approved University law schools and the Legal Profession Admission Board’s Diploma in Law course.
- Practical Legal Training – links to PLT providers in New South Wales.
- Admission – how to apply for admission to the Supreme Court of NSW.