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 24 495 lawyers in Victoria. The role of the VLSB+C is 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 are established under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (Vic).