National legal profession reform interim report

Tue Nov 09 2010

The National Legal Profession Taskforce has released its Interim Report on Key Issues and Funding for the legal profession reform project. For a copy of the interim report, or more background on COAG's National Legal Profession Reform project, visit the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department web site.��

The interim report addresses:

  • the constitution of the proposed National Legal Services Board;
  • the need for a National Legal Services Ombudsman/Commissioner;
  • the role of Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG) policy directions;
  • the role of SCAG in disallowing National Rules;
  • the application of certain provisions to ‘commercial or government’ clients;
  • the centralisation of admissions applications;
  • the power to conduct compliance audits; and
  • the funding for the proposed national regulatory bodies.

9 November 2010

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