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Bar Admission Course

When is the Bar Admission Course held?

The Bar Admission Course is offered once per year. It generally commences on the first Monday of October and runs for a period of six weeks.

How much does the Bar Admission Course cost?

The Bar Admission Course fee is currently $2,587.50 ($2,250.00 + $337.50 HST); however, this fee is subject to change and you should contact the Law Society to confirm the current fee prior to submitting payment. This fee is required to be paid at least 14 days before the course.

Do I have to attend all of the sessions of the Bar Admission Course?

Students are expected to be in class Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm for the duration of the Bar Admission Course. Additional work outside of these hours will be required to prepare for assignments and the required exams.

Can I work during the Bar Admission Course?

The Rules of the Law Society do not prohibit working during the Bar Admission Course, although principals are required to allow their student time away from their practice during this time. Be that as it may, the BAC is an intensive educational experience and requires a great deal of work and study. Therefore, students are encouraged to refrain from paid work and dedicate the duration of the BAC to course requirements.

What do I do if I require special accommodations for the Bar Admission Course and/or Bar Exams?

Students should indicate whether they intend to seek special accommodations on their Application for Admission as a Student. All accommodation requests must meet the Bar Admissions Course Accommodation policy. An application for accommodation(s) and required supporting documentation are to be submitted to the Education Committee care of the Director of Admissions and Education on or before August 1 of the year in which the student will be participating in the BAC.

The application requires me to declare why I am requesting accommodation to the Education Committee – will my reasons by kept confidential?

Yes, the Law Society takes the protection of student information very seriously. While you do need to declare your reasons for requesting accommodation, those reasons will be known only the Professional Responsibility department staff and the members of the Education Committee. The Education Committee only requires information that is reasonably necessary to consider the request for accommodation.