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.

2019 Annual Scientific Meeting
Legal Aspects of Rehabilitation Medicine

New course:
Expert Report

Law Intensive


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


College Awards Dinner guest speaker announced
AVM Tracy Smart will be the guest speaker at the 2019 College Awards Dinner. Attendance at the dinner is included when you register for the 2019 ASM!
Journal of Law & Medicine – Vol 26 No 4 available
The Journal of Law & Medicine - Vol 26 No 4 is now available via the WestLaw platform. Preview the content and access your online subscription to read this latest release.
Marnie Manning has been shortlisted for the Australian Law Awards 2019
ACLM Council Member, Marnie Manning, has been named as a finalist in the Australian Law Awards for General Counsel of the Year.

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