Becoming a Lawyer in Saskatchewan

Applying for Admission as a Student-at-Law

The Law Society of Saskatchewan administers the rules, regulations and procedures for articling students and their principals. One of the first steps in your bar admissions process is to apply to become accepted as a student-at-law by the Law Society.

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. Time spent at a law office is not counted toward your articling period unless you are a student-at-law.

The requirements for students-at-law are set out in Rules 151 to 160 of The Law Society of Saskatchewan. Read these rules carefully and follow them because The Law Society strictly adheres to these Rules.

To attain student-at-law status, you must apply to The Law Society of Saskatchewan by completing and submitting the Application for Admission as Student-at-Law (Form A-1), along with all supporting documentation referenced on the form and the fee of $175 plus $8.75 GST for a total fee of $183.75.

While there is no specific deadline for applying to attain student-at-law status, students must be a student-at-law in order to file an Articling Agreement and to apply for the CPLED Program.  The deadline for applications for the CPLED Program is generally set for mid June (see Bar Admissions Calendar for upcoming deadlines).

If you encounter problems or have questions about the details of completing your application, please contact Cheryl Eberle, Membership Officer.