Legal Medicine

Established in November 1995, The Australasian College of Legal Medicine provides a network for doctors and dentists who have completed dual qualifications in law, and medicine or dentistry, or whose areas of practice are impacted on by the law and who have consequently elected to undertake internal College or external training to gain at least a basic understanding of the law as it applies to their practices for the benefit of their patients.

The term Legal Medicine represents four broad areas of medical practice; encapsulating the fields of Civil Legal Medicine, Criminal or Forensic Legal Medicine, Medical Ethics and medical practice areas affected by statute law.

New course:
Expert Report

Law Intensive

Course dates soon
to be announced
for 2020


Expert Report Writing Course
6 December 2019 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
​Advanced Law Intensive
7 & 8 December 2019 - Sydney, NSW, Australia


ACLM elects new Council members, President and Executive team
We welcome our newly elected President and the Council members for 2020.
Thank you to all who attended the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting
Read more about this recent meeting including some highlights from the presentations.
Journal of Law & Medicine – Vol 27 No 1 available
The Journal of Law & Medicine - Vol 27 No 1 is now available via the WestLaw platform. Preview the content and access your online subscription to read this latest release.

Thinking about becoming a member?

Visit the Join section of our website for up to date information on membership benefits, requirements and the application process.

Meet our members

Dr Ian Home
Dr Ian Home, ACLM Fellow, shares his experience in becoming a Forensic Physician. Learn more about the road to this interesting career.
Dr Natalie MacCormick
We interview Dr Natalie MacCormick, Forensic Physician at the Queensland Health Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit.

More for members

Benefit from our Expert Witness database

Are you a member who would like to be contacted to provide mediolegal reports? Are you a lawyer looking for an expert medical professional? See how ACLM’s Expert Witness Database can benefit you.

Submit an article for publishing

We welcome all members to submit articles for consideration to be published on our online Members Library or in an upcoming College Newsletter. Please email article submissions to