I’m nearing 40 years old, based in Australia and I would like to steer my career towards cyber crime and litigation involving technology.

To practice law, obviously I need to do an LLB/Juris Doctor followed by PLT. Is 40 a little late for any of this?

  • Is there a reason you thought it would be? – Studoku Jan 1 at 11:58
  • Not particularly, can eligibility/acceptance into LLB and then into a firm for PLT pose an issue due to the age factor? – aJ-47 Jan 1 at 12:20
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    You don’t necessarily need an LLB. Completing the college of Law course allows registration as a solicitor and to be a barrister you just have to pass the bar exam, no degree needed. – Dale M Jan 1 at 20:45
  • Thank you @DaleM , I’m unable to find the course you’re referring to on collaw.edu.au, available courses are either PLT or programs designed for individuals who are lawyers. – aJ-47 Jan 2 at 4:53
  • lpab.justice.nsw.gov.au – Dale M Jan 2 at 5:06

Too old to be a lawyer?

Legally: No.

See Part 4 of the Age Discrimination Act 2004 which...

...makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the ground of age in respect of the following:

(a) employment and related matters;

(b) education;


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