About us

The Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner is an independent statutory agency of the Crown.

The Commissioner helps to regulate the standards of South Australia’s legal profession by dealing fairly and efficiently with complaints about lawyers, and investigating any suspected misconduct by lawyers.

As part of the State Government’s legal profession reforms, the Commissioner Mr Greg May, and his office, replaced the former Legal Practitioners Conduct Board on 1 July 2014. 

 

What we do

Responsible for overseeing the conduct of all lawyers in South Australia (from both the private and public sectors), as well as interstate lawyers who practice in South Australia, the Commissioner’s office receives complaints about lawyers, assists where possible in resolving those complaints, investigates allegations of misconduct, and determines appropriate disciplinary action when required.

In particular, the job of the Commissioner and his office includes:

  • answering general enquiries about a lawyer's conduct
  • receiving complaints about misconduct or overcharging
  • providing conciliation services
  • investigating complaints
  • taking disciplinary proceedings, action and where appropriate, publishing the details of disciplined lawyers on the Register of Disciplinary Action.