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External Examiners Accreditation Course

25 November 2019
Online / Face-to-face
09:00 AM 04:00 PM

Course Overview

The commencement of the Legal Profession Uniform Law on 1 July 2015 introduced the requirement for persons to be appointed as an external examiner, that person must be a member of a class of persons as designated in Rule 65 of the Legal profession Uniform General Rules 2015 and have successfully completed a course of education approved by the Legal Services Council from time to time after consultation with the relevant designated local regulatory authority.

An external examiner is required to be appointed by a law practice to complete the External Examiners Report. The report is required to be lodged by a law practice that has received, held or disbursed trust money (excluding Transit Money), once in every financial year.

Rule 65(2) of the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015 provides that the following classes of persons may be appointed as external examiner under Part 4.2 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law.

Online / The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Course Outline

  • Complete questionnaire within 3 days of purchasing the course (To access the questionnaire please login and click on 'My Learning' then 'Enrolled Courses').
  • You will be notified if you are eligible to attend the External Examiner course
For eligible applicants:
  • You will be required to attend a 1 day face-to-face seminar
  • After attending the seminar, you will be required to complete an online assessment within 2 weeks
  • On successfully completing the course a certificate will be issued to confirm that the person named in the certificate is a designated person pursuant to Rule 65 of the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015 and is eligible to be appointed to a law practice as an External Examiner.

Premium price: $660

Standard price: $660