Documents to be filed

To be eligible for call to the bar, the Law Society requires that the following documents be executed correctly and present in the candidate’s file. (Mobility and Transfer candidates may not require all of these documents. Please contact the Licensing Process, Licensing and Accreditation Department for further information):

  • Application for the Licensing Process duly signed and commissioned/notarized;
  • Certified proof of legal name;
  • Official law transcript or NCA certificate (issued directly from the institution to the Licensing Process, Licensing and Accreditation Department) that confers the LL.B./J.D./NCA;
  • Two recent passport photos;
  • Certified proof of legal name change (if applicable);
  • All articling documents including:  
    • Articles of Clerkship
    • Certificate of Service Under Articles
  • All candidates must complete a “Petition For Call to the Bar and Certificate of Fitness Form”. The document must be fully completed, signed and witnessed. Only originals will be accepted. This document will be made available at the signing of the Rolls.
  • Law Deans/Professors must file a “Petition For Call to the Bar and Certificate of Fitness Form (Admission Under By-Law 4 made under the Law Society Act – Without Examination)”. The document must be fully completed, signed and sworn before a commissioner for the taking of oaths. Only originals will be accepted.  
  • Transfer Candidates must file a “Petition For Call to the Bar and Certificate of Fitness Form (Transfer from Another Province or Territory of Canada)”. This document should be submitted to the Licensing Process, Licensing and Accreditation Department once they have been approved for call. Only originals will be accepted.
  • Transfer, Mobility and Academic candidates for call to the bar must complete and submit the “Member’s Record Input Form” before being called to the bar. This document may be sent by fax. Member’s Record Input Form (PDF)  

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