READING WITH A TUTOR
The period of reading starts when the practising certificate with reader conditions is issued, and continues for a minimum of 12 months. Often referred to as the reading year. During that time, the reader remains under the supervision of at least one experienced barrister, who is called a tutor.
1. In these Rules for the Reading Program, unless the context requires otherwise:
means a barrister approved by the bar council to supervise and teach a reader the skills to engage in legal practice as a barrister.
means a rule of the ACT Bar Association Rules.
|Reading Period|| |
means the period defined in the Rules
|NSW Bar Practice Course|| |
means the course approved by the NSW Bar Association for readers in New South Wales.Note: Details of the NSW Bar Association Reading Program are available through the NSW Bar Association (www.nswbar.asn.au)
|Licensing Body|| |
means the entity authorised by the Legal Profession Act 2006 to issue a barrister’s practising certificate.
|Criminal Reading|| |
means 10 days undertaken by the Reader in which the Reader participates with a Tutor, or barrister approved by the Tutor in the following:
means Continuing Professional Development and includes any educational courses provided by a Law Society or Bar Association and may be provided under the name of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or such similar title.
|Civil Reading|| |
means 10 days undertaken by the Reader in which the Reader participates with a Tutor, or barrister approved by the Tutor, in the following:
|Bar Exams|| |
means the examinations required by the NSW Bar Association to be passed prior to a person undertaking the NSW Bar Practice Course. Note: Those exams cover ethics (currently called “Legal Ethics for Barristers”), rules of evidence (currently called “Aspects of Evidence”), and procedure (currently called “Practice and Procedure for Barristers”) or such other names as may be given to those exams from time to time.
|Bar Council|| |
has the meaning in the Legal Profession Act 2006.