If you are a former lawyer seeking reinstatement of your Law Society membership (Law Society Rules 2-85 to 2-87), please note:
- You must submit all trust reports and required declarations and pay any assessments relating to late filing of trust reports
- You must satisfy the criteria of good character and repute and fitness pursuant to section 19(1) of the Legal Profession Act
- The Law Society may conduct or authorize any person to conduct an investigation concerning an application for reinstatement
- The Law Society may reinstate you without conditions on your practice, or may refer your application to the Credentials Committee which:
may approve a reinstatement, with or without conditions or limitations on practice;
must order a hearing into the application (Law Society Rule 2-85(11)(a)) if you were disbarred or ceased membership as a result of discipline proceedings.
Process to reinstate
Upon approval of your reinstatement and at the Law Society’s request, submit your desired membership option (practising, non-practising or retired) and pay the appropriate fee.