The Western Australian Bar Association (WABA) seeks to support, promote and encourage the independence of practising solely as a barrister and is committed to promoting the highest standards of competence and ethical practice. It works in the interests of members by providing education and training that is tailored to meet the needs of practising as an independent barrister.
 
 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The WABA is approved as a QA Provider of CPD activities by the Legal Practice Board.  Attendance at CPD events conducted by the WABA qualifies participants to CPD points for the purpose of satisfying requirements under Legal Profession Regulations 2009 made pursuant to the Legal Profession Act 2008.

 

 
Further information about  WABA's CPD programmes may be found under the specific course/activity.
 
 

Requirements under the Legal Profession Rules 2009 (Rules)

The Western Australian Bar Association (WABA) is approved by the Legal Practice Board as a QA Provider of CPD activities.  Attendance at CPD events conducted by the WABA qualifies participants to CPD points for the purpose of satisfying requirements under Legal Profession Rules 2009 (Rules) made pursuant to theLegal Profession Act 2008.

 

CPD Requirements

Subdivision 3 of the Rules sets out the requirements for CPD for practising certificates issued on or after 1 July 2015.  A brief outline of the requirements is set out below:

 

  • All legal practitioners are required to gain a minimum 1 CPD point in each of the following Competency Areas -  

Competency Area 1                Practice Management

Competency Area 2                Professional Skills

Competency Area 3                Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Competency Area 4                Substantive Law


  • Rule 13B(2) provides that practitioners are required to earn 10 CPD points during the CPD period.

  • Rule 13F(2) provides that the maximum number of points that that can be earned from attending a   conference, course or other event comprising one or more interactive activities is 6 CPD points. 

 

Further details of CPD requirements may be found at - https://www.lpbwa.org.au/Legal-Profession/Continuing-Professional-Development