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.

Expert Witness Training Program

Expert Report

Law Intensive


Expert Witness Training Program
14 & 15 March 2020 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Expert Report Writing Course
26 June 2020 - Noosa, QLD, Australia
Basic Law Intensive
27 & 28 June 2020 - Noosa, QLD, Australia
​Advanced Law Intensive
21 & 22 November 2020 - Adelaide, SA, Australia


Our deepest sympathies – Dr Maurice Wallin passes away – Founding President of ACLM
It is with deep regret that we advise that Dr Maurice Wallin passed away on 2 January 2020. Funeral service details are here for those who wish to attend.
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.

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