The Legal Profession Uniform Law is expected to replace in mid-2015 the Legal Profession Act 2004 and the regulations and rules made under that Act. The Uniform Law aims to create a common legal services market across NSW and Victoria and harmonise regulatory obligations, while retaining local performance of regulatory functions. The Legal Services Council, which is responsible for making rules under the Legal Profession Uniform Law, is seeking submissions from members of the public regarding the Uniform Rules. To facilitate informed comment, the Bar Association has created a page on its website, containing background information and links to relevant documents, including the Australian Bar Association's Proposed Legal Profession Conduct Rules and the Proposed Continuing Professional Development Rules for barristers. The closing date for comments and submissions is Friday, 16 January 2015. To learn more, or to make a submission, visit the Uniform Rules page.
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