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


2019 ASM draft program is released – view speakers and their topics
A draft program has been released for the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting - Legal Aspects of Rehabilitation Medicine. It promises to be a thought provoking and informative weekend with topics including issues of liability, injury assessment, robotic technologies, post traumatic stress disorder and much more!
Strengthening ties with the American College of Legal Medicine
The President-Elect of the American College of Legal Medicine expresses gratitude for our hospitality and our President's recent lecture at their 2019 ASM in Los Angeles.
AVM Tracy Smart is a guest speaker at our 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting
We are excited to announce AVM Tracy Smart, Commander Joint Health & Surgeon General, will be speaking at our 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.

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 Kenny Yee
We interview Dr Kenny Yee, Emergency Staff Specialist and General Practitioner in western Sydney.
Professor Albert Lee
We interview one of our new Fellows, Albert Lee, Clinical Professor in Public Health and Primary Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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