Schedule 1 Amendment of Chapter 1 of Legal Profession Act 2004
Omit “or issue” from the definition of admission to the legal profession in section 4 (1).
Insert in alphabetical order:
grant of a practising certificate includes the issue of a practising certificate.
show cause event, in relation to a person, means:(a) his or her becoming bankrupt or being served with notice of a creditor’s petition presented to the Court under section 43 of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 of the Commonwealth, or(b) his or her presentation (as a debtor) of a declaration to the Official Receiver under section 54A of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 of the Commonwealth of his or her intention to present a debtor’s petition or his or her presentation (as a debtor) of such a petition under section 55 of that Act, or(c) his or her applying to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounding with his or her creditors or making an assignment of his or her remuneration for their benefit, or(d) his or her conviction for a serious offence or a tax offence, whether or not:(i) the offence was committed in or outside this jurisdiction, or(ii) the offence was committed while the person was engaging in legal practice as an Australian legal practitioner or was practising foreign law as an Australian-registered foreign lawyer, as the case requires, or(iii) other persons are prohibited from disclosing the identity of the offender.