Specialist Accred - Lawyers
Law Society of South Australia
is an Accredited Specialist?
Accredited Specialist is a lawyer recognised as having expertise in a
particular area of law.
Law Society of South Australia (LSSA)
at least five years full-time practice experience and at least three
years practice experience in their area of specialisation;
a high degree of professional development in their area of
specialisation, which involves the continual development of their
a comprehensive assessment process testing technical knowledge, writing
and practical advocacy skills; and
for re-accreditation every three years, ensuring the highest standards
Please click here to view the Accredited Specialisation Scheme Rules.
How can I apply to be an Accredited Specialist?
Please click here to download the SA Accredited Specialisation Application Form 2017.
can I tell if a lawyer is an Accredited Specialist?
practitioners who complete an LSSA Accredited Specialist course of
assessment can call themselves an Accredited Specialist. You can easily
recognise any lawyer who displays the Accredited Specialist logo and
certificate of accreditation.
Law Society of South Australia Specialist Accreditation is only available in the following areas:
use an Accredited Specialist?
When a client chooses a lawyer who is an Accredited Specialist
expect experience and expertise in a particular area of law;
expect a high standard of professionalism;
choosing a lawyer who is recognised as having an enhanced level of
skill and a commitment to achieving higher levels of expertise through
ongoing professional development.
Specialists raising the standard
Specialists are required to maintain a high level of education
involvement in their areas of specialty by:
that the speciality remains a substantial part of their practice;
a higher level of continuing professional development than other
striving to improve the standing of their firm.
How to find an Accredited
list of all Law Society of South Australia Accredited Specialists is