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 forensic medicine, or whose areas of practice are impacted 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.

Webinar Series

My Pathway through paediatrics and legal Medicine

Basic Law Intensive

2021 ASM
Legal Aspects of Child & Adolescent Health


Webinar #6 – College Pathways – Sandra Johnson
1 March 2021 - 6.30pm AEST / 7.30pm AEDT
Expert Report Writing Course
5 March 2021 - Noosa, QLD, Australia
Basic Law Intensive
6 & 7 March 2021 - Noosa, QLD, Australia


External networking events updated with virtual events
There are many upcoming opportunities for learning and networking both in person and online.
COVID-19 Safety at ACLM in-person events
In preparation for holding our upcoming Expert Report Writing and Basic Law Intensive courses in Noosa, ACLM has completed a[...]
Sandra Johnson Finalist in Women in Artificial Intelligence Awards
Dr Sandra Johnson is honoured to be nominated as a finalist for her research and contribution to the field of Artificial Intelligence in Law.

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