Investigate Elizabeth Fulham and the Legal Practice Board of WA

Investigate Elizabeth Fulham and the Legal Practice Board of WA

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Elizabeth Fulham, the Executive Director of the Legal Practice Board of WA, has frequently investigated and pursued people for falsely advertising themselves as legal practitioners. Section 13 of the Legal Profession Act 2008 WA prohibits people from “representing or advertising entitlement to engage in legal practice when not entitled”, while Council of the Law Society of New South Wales v Dona [2014] NSWCATOD 27 and Komljenovic v Chief of Navy [2017] both held that a legal officer is an officer who is a legal practitioner: a lawyer who holds a practising certificate.

Ms Fulham advertises herself as a “Legal Officer” on LinkedIn from 2003-2007, even though she did not start her law degree until 2004 and did not finish her law degree until 2010, which is a serious breach of the LPA. Rather than investigate her, the LPBWA not only granted her a practising certificate, but also promoted her to the position of its Executive Director.

Tell the Law Society of WA, the Attorney General and the Legal Profession Complaints Committee that such actions and favouritism are unacceptable and that the Legal Practice Board and Ms Fulham require a thorough external investigation, as well as possible termination of Ms Fulham’s practising certificate and position as Executive Director of the LPBWA for such a serious breach of the Legal Profession Act 2008.

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