Law students interested in taking the next step to becoming a lawyer in Saskatchewan must consider five key steps. Please refer to the 2019-2020 CPLED Bar Admissions Calendar for a complete list of relevant dates and deadlines.
You must be able to provide either your proof of graduation from a common law faculty of a Canadian university or Certificate of Qualification issued by the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) if your law degree was acquired outside Canada.
You must be registered with the Law Society of Saskatchewan as a Student-at-law before you can article in Saskatchewan or attend the Saskatchewan CPLED Bar Admissions Program. See the section below for more information.
It is up to you to obtain an articling position and ensure that you are in compliance with all the rules set out by the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
Students seeking admission to the Bar must successfully complete the Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP) Bar admission course from the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) during their articling term.
PREP is a nine-month course, consisting of four phases where students develop the competencies required to be admitted to the Bar as an entry-level lawyer. Students can begin PREP in either January or July. For more information and to register visit www.cpled.ca.
If you are currently registered in the 2019-2020 CPLED program, for more information click here.
Provided that all criteria are met, students will be eligible for admission as a lawyer upon completion of their articles and the CPLED Bar Admissions Program.