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Applying for membership of panels and lists

Applying for membership of panels and lists

What are the panels and lists?

See General information about panels and lists.   

How do I apply?

You may only apply during a published application period - please see below under the heading Application period for all panels and lists

You must apply online. It is not possible to apply by email or post.

Access to the online application form and important information to assist you with your application for any particular panel or list is available here: 

APPLICATION FORMS AND INFORMATION

Application period for all panels and lists

Legal Aid WA will only accept applications for membership of a panel or list during the published application period.  If you miss the application period, you will have to wait to apply in the next period.

The application period for all panels and lists occurs approximately every six months.  The next application period commences on Monday 15 January 2018 and ends at 5pm on Monday 12 February 2018

Late applications cannot be accepted.

If you wish to receive an email notification when a panel or list is open for application, please follow the instructions in this guide: Panel and list email notifications

Pre-requisite Legal Aid WA training 

The criteria for membership of certain panels and lists includes the requirement to have completed particular Legal Aid WA training. This training needs to be completed before an application for the relevant panel or list is submitted.
 
Details of this training are as follows:
 
TRAINING TYPE  REQUIRED FOR  TRAINING DETAILS HOW TO BOOK
Youth Law Training
 
Crime - Children's Court Panel, if less than 4 years post admission experience in criminal law
Available online - free for panel/list applicants.
CPD points available.
 
Contacts for free access to online training:
(08) 9261 6384
Signs of Safety
Training
NB: Minimum 2 years post admission experience required
 
Protection and Care Panel
Independent Children's Lawyer and Child Representative List
Available online - free for panel/list applicants.
CPD points available.
In person training - dates to be advised (likely one month prior to commencement of next published application period).
 
Contacts for free access to online training:
(08) 9261 6384
Contact for in person training: mark.proud@legalaid.wa.gov.au
 
 
Dispute Resolution Solicitor Training
NB: Minimum 2.5 years   post admission experience required
 
 
Dispute Resolution Panel
 
Available online - free for panel/list applicants.
CPD points available.
In person training - dates to be advised (likely one month prior to commencement of next published application period).
Contacts for free access to online training:
(08) 9261 6384
Contact for in person training: mark.proud@legalaid.wa.gov.au

Processing your application

Legal Aid WA will only consider your application for membership of a panel or list if your application form is complete, you have provided a current practising certificate, you have completed all required training, you have provided a signed Professional Services Agreement and, if you are a legal practitioner, you have provided signed consent forms for the release of information from the Legal Practice Board and the Legal Profession Complaints Committee.

Applications for the Crime - Murder Panel, the Crime - Appeals Panel and the ICL/Child Representative List will be considered by a selection committee comprised of Legal Aid WA staff and one person independent of Legal Aid WA.

Applications for all other panels and lists will be considered by an appointed Legal Aid WA staff member and may be referred to a selection committee comprised of Legal Aid WA staff and one person independent of Legal Aid WA.

If your application for membership is refused, you will be notified and provided with an opportunity to respond.

If your application for membership is accepted, you will be issued with a Membership Notice specifying the panel or list of which you have become a member.  

What happens once I am a member?

Once you are a member of a panel or list you are placed on a Register of Members and are eligible to perform legal services in matters funded by Legal Aid WA, relevant to that panel or list.

You are also bound by the terms of the Professional Services Agreement and the associated Private Practitioner Manual. 

To access these documents and for further information about your obligations as a member of a new panel or list go to Information for members.

 

Last reviewed:  11/01/2016

Last modified: 8/08/2017 10:12 AM

Disclaimer

The information displayed on this page is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should see a lawyer. Legal Aid Western Australia aims to provide information that is accurate, however does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information provided on this page or incorporated into it by reference.