Resources for External Examiners - Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

Resources for External Examiners

External examination forms – Frequently asked questions

The following links will help answer questions EEs and law practices may have when competing an external examination:

Canaries in the Coal Mine presentation

The following video is of the ‘Canaries in the Coal Mine’ presentation given to EEs on 27 March 2019.

Important areas for review in 2019 are:

  • Reconciliations not done for more than two months
  • Unpresented cheques
  • Adjustments on reconciliations
  • Dormant balances – where the last transaction on the ledger is over 12 months old and not a current matter
  • Monies that should have been sent to Unclaimed Monies
  • Irregularities not notified to our office
  • Statements not sent to clients at 30 June
  • Ledger accounts in the name of the law practice (buffer accounts)

(1 hour, 30 minutes)



Fact sheet


Last modified April 3, 2019.