Information Sheet: Reinstatement of Membership 
Reinstatement Application Form

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

Submit a completed Application for Reinstatement of Membership and the non-refundable reinstatement fee. Applications should be received at least 30 days prior to your intended date of reinstatement.

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.

Membership status changes
Membership forms 
Fee Schedule

For more information, contact Member Services