The Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner

Last updated

1 July 2020

The Victorian Legal Services Board (‘Board’) and the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner (‘Com­missioner’) are independent statutory authorities responsible for regulating Victoria’s legal profession. The two authorities effectively operate as one organisation and are known collectively as he VLSB+C

The VLSB+C is responsible for overseeing about 24 000 lawyers in Victoria. It also seeks to protect consumers and the public through the effective regulation of lawyers and legal practices. The VLSB+C also assists the legal profession to achieve the highest standards of ethics and legal practice.

The Board and Commissioner were established under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (Vic) (‘Application Act’).

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