Articled Clerks

Learn about the Society’s new Bar Admission Program consisting of PREP and the Cultural Competence Workshop.

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About Articling

Articled clerks are members of the Society who are enrolled in the bar admission program. Find the articling forms & information documents, prerequisites for applying to article, information on how to find an articling position and how to apply.

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Bar Admission Program

The Bar Admission Program is the program used by the Society, together with articles, to determine whether an articled clerk is competent to be called to the Bar.

The Bar Admission Program currently consists of two components -Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP) and Cultural Competence Workshop.

Learn about the Society’s new Bar Admission Program consisting of PREP and the Cultural Competence Workshop.

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Policies & Procedures

Review policies & procedures related to articling.

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Bar Admission Ceremony

Bar Admission ceremonies occur throughout the year for applicants who are eligible as members of or the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. The major Bar Admission Ceremony, predominantly for articled clerks, takes place every June in Halifax.

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Information for Principals

A Principal is a lawyer, law firm or office of a law firm that has more than one office in the province who agrees to train and supervise an articled clerk. Find the Principal's Manual and Model Education Plans.

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