The Board may, in exceptional circumstances, exercise its discretion to accept an application in the form prescribed by the Board from a practitioner who is unable to fully satisfy the conditions of entry to the program.
If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, or would like to seek an exemption from the written examination, you will need to submit an accompanying letter with your application. The letter should make reference to the Specialisation Scheme Rule that you seek relief on, and must demonstrate to the Board that the experience gained in legal work, paralegal work, judicial, quasi-judicial work, legal research, teaching, or part-time legal work which in aggregate, is sufficient to satisfy the Board that the requirements of entry to the program. This is called a Special Consideration Application and is due by 24 March 2017.
Please note. A fee of $220 will be charged for applications that require discretion. This amount will be deducted from the application fee if the application is successful.