Law clerks: An alternative pathway to licensing

Effective December 2, 2022, the Law Society of British Columbia amended its rules to recognize a judicial clerkship as an alternate pathway to licensing. This means that law clerks will have the option of applying for call and admission after completing PLTC and a clerkship term of at least nine months without being required to complete a minimum period of articles. Law clerks may still choose to complete a period of articles prior to their call and admission, in consultation with their principal lawyer and firm, government body, or other organization.

If you have any questions about clerking as an alternate pathway to licensing, please contact:

Registration and Licensee Services
Law Society of British Columbia
8th Floor, 845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4Z9

Tel: 604.605.5311
BC Toll-free: 1.800.903.5300
Fax: 604.687.0135
Email: registration@lsbc.org