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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.

The five key steps:

  1. Make sure you are eligible
  2. Apply to become a Student-at-law
  3. Secure your articling position and submit proof of entry into articles
  4. Complete the CPLED Bar Admissions Program
  5. Apply for admission as a lawyer

Step 1: Make sure you are eligible

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.

Step 2: Apply to become a Student-at-law (Rule 151)

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.

Step 3: Secure your articling position and submit proof of entry into articles (Rule 153)

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.

Step 4: Complete the CPLED Bar Admissions Program (Rule 159)

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.

Step 5: Apply for admission as a lawyer (Rules 161 and 176)

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.