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Applications and further information.

Who Are We?
Information about the Institute and its activities.

New Applicants
Making an application - what should you download?

  1. The Application Statutory Declaration (relevant to your jurisdiction)*
  2. The Application Form
  3. Institute Information Materials
  4. Code of Conduct
  5. Continuing Professional Development guidelines

*Please note that, when you submit your Application, attached to this will be the Application itself and all of your supporting materials.

The Application must be submitted to the Institute in hard copy:
PO Box 177
Burwood VIC 3125

Should you have any queries, please telephone the Institute on 03 9808 7159 or email the CEO at

Institute of Legal Executives Governance Report. (doc)

Existing enrolment
Making an application for upgrading - what should you download?

  1. The Application Statutory Declaration (relevant to your jurisdiction)
  2. The Application Form

Documentation submitted to the Institute with your original Application need not be included again; however, you will need to include details of studies completed since submission of your original Application, and supporting reference letters covering the intervening period. In respect to upgrading to Fellow, your supporting reference letters must address relevant periods of employment at Senior Law Clerk level.

Please note that, in most cases, upgrading to Fellow will require prior satisfactory completion of the Institute’s Examination in Legal Ethics (unless the Council resolves that a prior equivalent has been completed).

Application fee
The application fee which should accompany the Application is $60.00 (gst inclusive). However, if you are a full-time student, your application fee is $30.00 (gst inclusive).

Please note that, in some instances, the application fee is not required: for example, for delegates attending the annual Law Institute of Victoria Support Staff Conference or the annual Queensland Law Society Support Staff Summit, who apply within a certain time. Those persons currently enrolled with the Institute  who are seeking upgrading are not required to forward an application fee.

Statutory Declaration
The Statutory Declaration accompanies the Application. Applicants should choose the Declaration which applies to their jurisdiction.

Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia

New Zealand

Download the Application Form (pdf)

Download Application fee tax invoice (pdf)

Code of Conduct
Download the Code of Conduct

Continuing Professional Development
Download the Continuing Professional Development guidelines (pdf)

Download the Constitution (pdf)