Jason Buckland completed High School in Lismore in 1988. He completed a Bachelor of Laws at the Queensland University of Technology in November 1993. He was employed by Allansons Solicitors in January 1994 where he remained for seven years. He became accredited as a duty lawyer within a week of his admission in April 1996 and began to practice in his preferred area - criminal law. In March 2001 Jason left Allansons to commence practice exclusively in Criminal Law. He began working on his own from a small one room office in Davenport Street. By 2005 he had taken on larger premises with a staff of one solicitor and two support staff, prompting the renaming of the practice to Buckland Criminal Lawyers.