Legal Profession Act 2004 No 112
Current version for 4 July 2014 to date (accessed 20 December 2014 at 22:31)

205   Requirement to grant or renew registration if criteria satisfied

(1)  The domestic registration authority must grant an application for registration as a foreign lawyer if the domestic registration authority:
(a)  is satisfied the applicant is registered to engage in legal practice in one or more foreign countries and is not an Australian legal practitioner, and
(b)  considers an effective system exists for regulating engaging in legal practice in one or more of the foreign countries, and
(c)  considers the applicant is not, as a result of criminal, civil or disciplinary proceedings in any of the foreign countries, subject to:
(i)  any special conditions in engaging in legal practice in any of the foreign countries, or
(ii)  any undertakings concerning engaging in legal practice in any of the foreign countries,
that would make it inappropriate to register the person, and
(d)  is satisfied the applicant demonstrates an intention to commence practising foreign law in this jurisdiction within a reasonable period if registration were to be granted,
unless the authority refuses the application under this Division.
(2)  The domestic registration authority must grant an application for renewal of a person’s registration, unless the authority refuses renewal under this Division.
(3)  Residence or domicile in this jurisdiction is not to be a prerequisite for or a factor in entitlement to the grant or renewal of registration.
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