The Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner are independent statutory authorities responsible for the regulation of the legal profession in Victoria. The Board and Commissioner are accountable to the Victorian Parliament. The responsible minister is the Attorney-General, The Hon. Martin Pakula MP.
The Attorney-General has issued a Statement of Expectations for the Board and Commissioner’s contribution to the Government’s Regulation Reform Program, which aims to reduce red tape and improve regulatory practices over the 2016-17 year.
Four areas of governance and operational performance have been identified where there are opportunities for the Board and Commissioner to make improvements that would reduce cost impacts on businesses, including legal practices. These are detailed in the 2016-17 Statement of Expectations, which have been extended to continue until 31 December 2017:
Reporting on progress to achieve these expectations will be included in the Board and Commissioner’s 2016-17 annual report.
The Board and Commissioner are currently working with the Attorney-General to formulate a new Statement of Expectations to be issued prior to 31 December 2017.
Below you will find links to further information about the Board and Commissioner:
Information about the establishment and responsibilities of the Board.
Information about the establishment and responsibilities of the Commissioner.
Information about the Committees operated by the Board and Commissioner.
An explanation of the regulatory functions of the Board and Commissioner.
A list of the organisations which have one or more responsibilities under the Legal Profession Uniform Law.
Administration of practising certificates and law practice information.
Contact details for the Board and Commissioner.
For comments or complaints about our service.