Our response to the practising certificate fees review

Our response to the practising certificate fees review

Monday, 24 April 2017

We have responded to the Victoria Legal Services Board and Commissioner’s review of practising certificate fees.

Any changes to the practising certificate fee model has the potential to impact us. Changes could affect our operating costs, our external practitioners’ costs, and our funding revenue.

In our response, we have recommended the option with the lowest increase in fees for all practitioners, reducing the impact on Victoria Legal Aid's costs, as well as private practitioners performing legally aided work.

We believe this recommendation strikes a balance between Victoria Legal Aid's need to maximise its funding to assist vulnerable clients, and the need to have an effective legal services market.

More information

Read about the Review of Lawyers’ Practising Certificate Fees