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+ Mandatory CPD

Further information about Mandatory CPD requirements can be found here.

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Annual CPD Certificate 31 March Nil
Supplementary CPD Certificate 30 June Nil
Application for CPD Exemption Up to 31 March Nil

+ CPD DVDs for sale

+ Practising Certificates

Further information about Practising Certificates can be found here.

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First or New Application
Renewal 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)

Further information about Certificates of Fitness (also known in other jurisdictions as Certificates of Good Standing) can be found here.

+ Trust Accounts

PLEASE NOTE - This table is under constant review.

Further information about Trust Accounts can be found here.

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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.
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

+ Services for Practitioners

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Court Box Application Nil
Robing Room Application Nil
Legal Referral Service Nil
First Interview Scheme Nil
Costs Agreement Nil
Application for a Cost Assessment Further information and resources about Cost Agreements can be found here.

+ Make a complaint

Further information about Complaints can be found here.

+ Membership

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Membership Application Nil
Associate Membership Application Nil
Membership Suggestions 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.

Last modified: 14/07/2020 10:21 AM

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Office: 3/6 Lindsay St. Darwin NT 0800
Post: GPO Box 2388 Darwin NT 0801
ABN: 62 208 314 893


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