Accredited Specialisation

Accredited Specialisation

The Law Institute Victoria runs the Accredited Specialisation program to recognise lawyers who have demonstrated superior knowledge, experience and proficiency in a particular area of law.

We recognise the value of the specialisation program as a means of ensuring quality legal representation for legally aided clients. This is reflected in the fact that entry requirements for our section 29A panels allow a more streamlined application pathway for accredited specialists.

Specialisation is also a great way for lawyers to advance their career and update their legal skills.

Victoria Legal Aid currently has 31 accredited criminal law specialists, 13 accredited family law specialists, 15 accredited children's law specialists, 3 accredited immigration law specialists and two accredited administrative law specialists.

Study support offered in 2020

In 2020 we are offering a study support program for lawyers undertaking specialist accreditation in  criminal law or children’s law.

Recognising that specialisation is an opportunity to develop not only individual skills and expertise but to build on collective knowledge and skills, Victoria Legal Aid is again offering our support to practitioners undertaking specialisation via:

  • study groups, providing an opportunity for practitioners to collaborate and share knowledge, experience and resources 
  • professional legal education sessions.

The study program will commence in early February 2020. 

They are a great opportunity for specialisation candidates to collaborate and share their knowledge, experience and resources leading up to the exams.

Contact

If you are interested in participating in the study support program, please contact James Derry via email james.derry@vla.vic.gov.au or phone (03) 9280 3922.

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