A practicing member of another Law Society that is a signatory to the National Mobility Agreement can transfer and become a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador pursuant to the terms of the Mobility Agreement and Rule 7.11(A). Please note that a lawyer seeking to transfer to Newfoundland and Labrador in this manner must maintain their practicing status and insurance coverage with their home law society until being Called to the Bar in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Form 7.11A and the documents/items listed therein must be completed and/or sent to the Education Committee for approval. Once the transfer application has been approved by the Education Committee, reading materials will be forwarded to the applicant for review. Upon completing the reading requirement, the applicant will be required to complete the Declaration – Reading Requirement and submit it to the Law Society in order to be eligible to be Called to the Bar.
There are currently four Call to the Bar ceremonies each year which take place in February, April, June, and October.
The transfer fee is currently $2,875.00 ($2,500.00 + $375.00 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 the time of your application.
The Call to the Bar fee is currently $718.75 ($625.00 + $93.75 HST); however, this fee is subject to change and you should contact the Law Society to confirm the current fee prior to submitting payment.
$625.00 + 93.75 (HST) = $ 718.75