If you are a trainee solicitor in a supervised workplace experience program (articles) you need to complete 90 hours of training in addition to your workplace training to satisfy the legal practitioner admissions rules. The Trainee Solicitor Program provides the required 90 hours of approved training.
You are able to enrol, pay for, and complete the majority of the training online any time of the year over a 12 month period.
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QUT's Trainee Solicitor Program (TSP) provides approved training that incorporates your choice of either one core area of practice or two elective areas of practice. As you may know, your workplace training has to cover all the areas of practice set out in the Admission Rules. QUT's TSP program enables you to cover some of those areas as part of your approved training requirement. If you need to complete training in other practice areas that aren't covered in your workplace, we can help you by providing approved supplementary training in those areas.
QUT has been approved by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board to provide both approved training and supplementary training. Our training is provided online. You can commence training at any time you wish. While Criminal law has a one day attendance component, all the other units can be completed wholly on-line. You will complete each unit within a 6 month period from the commencement date, and will be provided with a suggested timetable to assist with time management. We provide high quality training backed by our extensive experience in training Queensland legal practitioners, our on-line delivery platform and our friendly and helpful staff.
Who should participate?
Law graduates who are completing Supervised Workplace Experience programs (formerly known as 'articles of clerkship') in law firms are required to complete 90 hours of approved training as a prerequisite for admission as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland (see rule 9 of the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004).