The Legal Services Commissioner is an independent statutory officer appointed under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act). The Legal Services Commission (the Commission or the LSC) comprises the Commissioner and the staff of the Commission. The Commission first opened for business on 1 July 2004 on the commencement of the Legal Profession Act 2004.
The About us pages provide information about the Commissioner and the Reference Group which was established by the Commissioner to provide him with informal advice and guidance about the ‘big picture’ strategic issues facing the Commission. They will also provide you with useful information about our people – our staff, our staffing structure and organisational arrangements – and staff vacancies which arise from time to time.
You can read the Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) we have entered into with other agencies with overlapping responsibilities, give us your feedback about our performance and read the feedback other people have given us and read media reports relevant to the work of the Commission.
Importantly you can learn about our performance framework – how we conceive our fundamental purposes and values; the strategies we employ to demonstrate those purposes and values; the criteria we use to assess our performance; and our monthly and annual performance reports.
Finally you can learn something about the history of the regulation of the provision of legal services not only in Queensland but nationally and internationally. You can access some of the key documents that have shaped that history and influenced how we think about and approach our role.