Eligibility for the program

In order to be eligible for the Law Society Admission Program, you must be able to provide either:

  • proof of graduation from a common law faculty of a Canadian university, or
  • a Certificate of Qualification issued by the National Committee on Accreditation if your legal qualifications have been acquired outside Canada.

The Law Society Admission Program is supervised and administered by the Credentials Committee of the Law Society.

How to enrol in the admission program

Step 1 Secure your articling position

It is up to you to obtain an articling position before applying to enroll in the Admission Program. See the Articling section on this website for detailed information.

Step 2 Complete the application package, including:

  • Law Society Admission Program Enrolment Application;
  • Articling Agreement;
  • Articling Skills and Practice Checklist;
  • Official transcript sent directly from the university showing the actual granting of the law degree and grades, or your NCA Certificate of Qualification. Recent graduates may submit an official transcript at a later date only if the university has not yet processed the granting of your degree in time for the Admission Program deadline. In this case, you must provide a letter from the dean confirming that all requirements have been met and submit the official transcript as soon as it is available; and
  • Enrolment in Admission Program and training course registration fees.

Step 3 Submit the application package any time but at least 30 days before your enrolment start date to Credentials and Member Services at the Law Society or to your articling firm.

You must meet the deadline for submission of all documents. Retroactive registrations are not permitted, except as directed by the Credentials Committee. Applications for retroactive status must be accompanied by a written submission to the committee setting out reasons for the late documentation.

Step 4 Submit a separate application form to the Law Society for registration in the Professional Legal Training Course. Note: The deadlines for PLTC are very specific and different from those of the Admission Program. For more information, contact pltc@lsbc.org.