Retired membership

Information sheet: Retired Membership 
Retired Membership application form

Engaging in legal research 
Practice Coverage and Succession Planning
Winding up your practice
Returning to practice 
Pro bono work and retired lawyers 

You may become a retired member if you have either:

  • reached age 55;
  • been a member in good standing for 20 of the previous 25 years; or,
  • engaged in the full-time active practice of law for 20 of the previous 25 years.

Former members must first apply for reinstatement in order to become a retired member. If your reinstatement application is satisfactory, you will not be required to meet any conditions of reinstatement other than provision of an undertaking.

Retired members retain the same rights as practising members, except the right to practise law or to act as notaries public or Commissioners for taking affidavits. Retired members are entitled to:

How to apply

To apply for retired membership, you should submit the following:

Fees for members who are currently practising will be deducted from the practising fee you have already paid for the year. If the total of the application and non-practising fees is less than the practising fee you have already paid, you will receive a refund for the balance.

Change your contact information

For more information, contact Member Services