News - Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

News

This section features the latest news from the Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner.

RPA News: Regulation. Protection. Action.

RPA News is a blog published by the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner. It is used to inform the lawyers and the public about the following:

  • changes to the regulatory regime, including legislation and regulations
  • disciplinary decisions handed down by VCAT or the courts
  • special events and public announcements
  • new resources available on this website, and
  • any other information we believe is relevant to lawyers and the public.

Please note: blog entries covering disciplinary action are published by the Commissioner in line with the Commissioner’s long-standing objective to educate lawyers about issues of concern to the profession as a whole. By publicising disciplinary outcomes, the Commissioner intends for lawyers to compare their conduct and business practices with those highlighted by the VCAT and the courts. This will in turn assist lawyers to comply with the requirements of the Legal Profession Uniform Law and the expectations of consumers of legal services and the wider legal profession.

RPA News email bulletins

­The Board and Commissioner periodically issue email bulletins to the Victorian legal profession. These bulletins cover important information relating to legal regulation, practice management, important cases and consumer concerns, and are republished on this page.

Review of Lawyers’ Practising Certificate Fees

This page provides information about the Board’s current review of practising certificate fees.

Legal Profession Uniform Law

Latest news and information relating to the Legal Profession Uniform Law.

Media

This page contains contact details for media seeking comment from the Board and/or Commissioner, an explanation of issues which the Board and Commissioner are unable to provide comment on, and the most recent media releases.

Practitioner statistics

Statistics are available on the numbers of lawyers and law practices registered in Victoria. These are updated each month. More detailed annualised information is available from the the Board and Commissioner annual reports.

Complaint statistics

The Commissioner publishes statistics on the number of complaints received each year. More detailed annualised information is available from the the Board and Commissioner annual reports.

Last modified February 2, 2017.