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New Professional Standards Schemes approved

1 Jul 2014

We congratulate the Western Australian Bar Association (WABA), Law Society of Western Australia and Victorian Bar Association on the approval of their new Professional Standards Schemes.

“The decision to award a Professional Standards Scheme recognises these associations’ capacity and commitment to be effective self-regulatory organisations, dedicated to improving the professional standards of their memberships,” said the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Standards Councils, Dr Deen Sanders.

“I am pleased to acknowledge the formal recognition they and their members have following the approval of their Professional Standards Schemes.

“The Western Australian Bar Association and the Law Society of Western Australia now join the Victorian Bar Association as part of a select community of professional associations that have achieved this recognition by government.”

About the new Professional Standards Schemes

The Western Australian Bar Association and Law Society of Western Australia’s new Professional Standards Schemes were approved by the Councils on 21 February 2014 and came into effect on 1 July 2014. These will be the first Professional Standards Schemes administered by the associations.

The Victorian Bar Association’s new Professional Standards Scheme was approved by the Councils on 21 February 2014 and came into effect on 1 July 2014. The association has administered a Scheme since 2008.

Related information

Professional Standards Scheme documents
What are Professional Standards Schemes?
Professional Standards Scheme associations