+ Mandatory CPD
+ CPD DVDs for sale
+ Practising Certificates
Further information about Practising Certificates can be found here.
|NAME OF FORM Click to download|
|First or New Application|
|Change of PC Application|
|LPFF Invoice Request|
|Notification of Show Cause Event|
|Incorporated Legal Practice|
|Notice of Conviction or Charge|
|Statutory Declaration (Declaration regarding entitlement to Unrestricted PC)|
+ Certificate of Fitness (Certificate of Good Standing)
+ Trust Accounts
PLEASE NOTE - This table is under constant review. Further information about Trust Accounts can be found here.
|NAME OF FORM Click to complete||DEADLINE||NOTES|
|Annual Declaration Part A||9 April 2020||Required to be completed by all entities providing legal services (r71).|
|Annual Declaration Part B (Trust Money Statement)||23 April 2020||Required by all entities with controlled, invested and trust monies subject to a power (s270).|
|Notification 72||23 April 2020||Appointment or termination of an External Examiner (r72).|
|Self-Assessment Check List||See notes:||
To be provided to the external examiner.
Practitioners / practices who have received entrusted money during the reporting.
Complete and provide to your external examiner when you engage them.
|NOTICE - External Examination (EE) Reports: The Society acknowledges the impact that COVID-19 will have on law practices over the coming months. Many law practice offices may be closed as staff are encouraged to work from home in line with social-distancing requirements. It is understood that this is likely to present difficulties for practices in allowing their appointed external examiner the physical access required to highly confidential trust accounting records and related files often kept in law practice offices. These files often cannot be removed from offices and are necessary for external examiners to carry out the annual review required under the Legal Profession Act 2006. In light of these circumstances, the Council of the Society has adopted a policy that it will not take regulatory action in relation to law practices which submit their EE report by 1 September 2020, being within 3 months of the due date of 1 June 2020. Law practices are encouraged to comply with the current due date where possible but this concession is effective immediately and will be subject to review as the COVID-19 situation develops.|
|External Examiners' Report||1 June 2020 /1 September 2020||In the normal course of business it is the Examiner, because it is their report who will submit the report. However it is the practitioner who is ultimately responsible to ensure the report is submitted. (Final report to include Annual Declaration Part A, B and the Self-Assessment Check List.)|
|Annual Declaration - Persons Authorised to Effect Withdrawals (r55(2)(b)||4 August 2020||Nil.|
|AD HOC REPORTING REQUIREMENTS|
|Notification 77||Within 14 days||Open a trust account.|
|Notification 77(1)(c)||Within 14 Days||Update signatories to an existing trust account.|
|Notification 73||Within 14 Days||Closure of general, controlled and/or investment trust accounts (including information required under r55(2).|
|Notification S256(1)(2)||Within 14 Days||Suspected or identified irregularities of trust money.|
|Unclaimed trust money||After two years of dormant ledger accounts||Application to submit.|
+ External Examiners
Further information about External Examiners can be found here.
+ Services for Practitioners
+ Make a complaint
|NAME OF FORM Click to download / complete||NOTES|
|Associate Membership Application||Nil|
|Update your details||Imposed under s 70(1) of the Legal Profession Act, practitioners must notify the Law Society Northern Territory as soon as it is reasonably practicable every time their details change.|
+ Pro Bono Clearing House
PLEASE NOTE - The Pro bono Clearing House (PBCH) does not accept criminal, family, immigration, defamation or native title or land rights law matters. Further information about the Pro Bono Clearing House can be found here.