Application to be an Active Member

Articled Student for admission as an Active Member

If you have successfully completed articles, you may apply under rule 66 for admission to the Law Society of Yukon (Society) as an active member.

An application must be in Form 6 and accompanied by the following:

  • Copy of government issued photo identification
  • Declaration in Form 7 from each principal with whom you articled
  • Fees in the amount of $420.00 ($300 membership, $100 Compensation Fund Assessment plus $20 GST)
  • Insurance assessment, if applicable

An active member must have professional liability coverage unless exempt. We recommend you review Division 15 of the rules on professional liability coverage. If you need to purchase personal liability insurance, please contact our office.

All required records and information must be submitted to the Credentials Committee before your application will be considered valid.

If supporting documentation will be submitted separately from your application, please advise our office.

Once a valid application is received by the Credentials Committee, it will be reviewed by the Committee and you will be notified if your application is approved.

If your application is approved, you must attend before a Justice of the Supreme Court of Yukon and take the oath as set out in s. 14(1) of the Legal Profession Act, 2017 before being admitted as a member to the Society.

Arrangements to take the oath can be made by contacting the Supreme Court Judges’ office at 867-667-3524.

Licensed lawyer from another province

If you are licensed as a lawyer and eligible to provide legal services in another province or territory, you may apply to the Law Society of Yukon (Society) under rule 67 for admission as an active member.  If you are licensed as a lawyer and eligible to provide legal services in another province or territory, you may apply to the Law Society of Yukon (Society) under rule 67 for admission as an active member.  

An application must be in Form 6 and accompanied by the following:

  • Copy of government issued photo identification
  • A certificate of standing from each governing body, and each body regulating legal professionals in a jurisdiction outside Canada, in which you are or have ever been a member, dated no more than 60 days before the date the application is received by the Credentials Committee
  • Two letters of reference and good character satisfactory to the Credentials Committee from members in good standing of each governing body, and each body regulating legal professionals in a jurisdiction outside Canada, in which you are currently a member, or from judges of a superior court, or the equivalent, in the jurisdiction where each governing body or body outside Canada operates
  • Fees in the amount of $1,575.00 ($300 application fee, $1,100 membership fee, $100 Compensation Fund Assessment plus $75 GST)
  • Insurance assessment, if applicable 

An active member must have professional liability coverage unless exempt.  We recommend you review Division 15 of the rules on professional liability coverage.  If you need to purchase personal liability insurance, please contact our office.
All required records and information must be submitted to the Credentials Committee before your application will be considered valid.  
If supporting documentation will be submitted separately from your application, please advise our office.
Where a certificate of standing is required, the Society will accept:

  • if the certificate is issued by a Law Society in Canada,  the original certificate, or an electronic copy if sent directly to the Society by the issuing Law Society;
  • the original certificate if the certificate is issued by a body regulating legal professionals in a jurisdiction outside Canada.

Once a valid application is received by the Credentials Committee, it will be reviewed by the Committee and you will be notified if your application is approved.

If your application is approved, you must attend before a Justice of the Supreme Court of Yukon and take the oath as set out in s. 14(1) of the Legal Profession Act, 2017 before being admitted as a member to the Society. 

Arrangements to take the oath can be made by contacting the Supreme Court Judges’ office at 867-667-3524.

Other – not an active lawyer of another jurisdiction at time of application

If you were previously licensed to practise law as a lawyer in another province or territory but are not currently licensed you may apply under subrule 68(1)(a) for admission to the Law Society of Yukon (Society) as an active member. If you were previously licensed to practise law as a lawyer in another province or territory but are not currently licensed you may apply under subrule 68(1)(a) for admission to the Law Society of Yukon (Society) as an active member.

OR

If you are licensed as a lawyer in another province or territory but are not entitled to provide legal services as a lawyer in that province or territory at the time of your application, you may apply under subrule 68(1)(b) for admission to the Society as an active member.

Please be aware that under rule 69 the Credentials Committee may require you to do any or all of the following as a condition before considering your application valid:

  • complete articles as an articled student for a period determined by the Committee;
  • complete part or all of a bar admission course;
  • write a Yukon statutes exam;

An application must be in Form 6 and accompanied by the following:

  • Copy of government issued photo identification
  • A certificate of standing from each governing body, and each body regulating legal professionals in a jurisdiction outside Canada, in which you are or have ever been a member, dated no more than 60 days before the date the application is received by the Credentials Committee
  • Two letters of reference and good character satisfactory to the Credentials Committee from members in good standing of each governing body, and each body regulating legal professionals in a jurisdiction outside Canada, in which you are currently a member, or from judges of a superior court, or the equivalent, in the jurisdiction where each governing body or body outside Canada operates
  • Fees in the amount of $1,575.00 ($300 application fee, $1,100 membership fee, $100 Compensation Fund Assessment plus $75 GST)
  • Insurance assessment, if applicable

An active member must have professional liability coverage unless exempt.  We recommend you review Division 15 of the rules on professional liability coverage.  If you need to purchase personal liability insurance, please contact our office.

All required records and information must be submitted to the Credentials Committee before your application will be considered valid.

If supporting documentation will be submitted separately from the application, please advise our office.
Where a certificate of standing is required, the Society will accept:

  • if the certificate is issued by a Law Society in Canada,  the original certificate, or an electronic copy if sent directly to the Society by the issuing Law Society;
  • the original certificate if the certificate is issued by a body regulating legal professionals in a jurisdiction outside Canada.

Once a valid application is received by the Credentials Committee, it will be reviewed by the Committee and you will be notified if your application is approved.
If your application is approved, you must attend before a Justice of the Supreme Court of Yukon and take the oath as set out in s. 14(1) of the Legal Profession Act, 2017 before being admitted as a member to the Society.

Arrangements to take the oath can be made by contacting the Supreme Court Judges’ office at 867-667-3524.

Lawyer from outside Canada

If you have been licensed to practise law as a lawyer in a jurisdiction outside Canada and have never been licensed to provide legal services as a lawyer in Canada, you may apply under rule 70 for admission to the Law Society of Yukon (Society) as an active member.

If you obtained your law degree from a law program outside Canada, or you do not have a have a law degree from an approved law program, you must obtain a Certificate of Qualification issued by the National Committee on Accreditation of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada before making application.

The National Committee on Accreditation assesses the legal education and professional experience of individuals who obtained their credentials outside of Canada or in a Canadian civil law program.

Further information can be found on the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s website.

Please be aware that under rule 71 the Credentials Committee may require you to do any or all of the following as a condition before considering your application valid:

  • complete articles as an articled student for a period determined by the Committee; 
  • complete part or all of a bar admission course; 
  • write a Yukon statutes exam

 An application must be in Form 6 and accompanied by the following:

  • Copy of government issued photo identification 
  • Certified true copy of degree, or certified true copy of a final transcript showing the degree granted, from an approved law program, if applicable
  • Certified true copy of the certificate or other official document verifying you have a Certificate of Qualification issued by the National Committee on Accreditation of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, if applicable
  • An original certificate of standing from each body regulating legal professionals in a jurisdiction outside Canada in which you are or have ever been a member, dated no more than 60 days before the date the application is received by the Credentials Committee
  • Two letters of reference and good character satisfactory to the Credentials Committee from members in good standing of each body regulating legal professionals in a jurisdiction outside Canada in which you are currently a member, or from judges of a superior court, or the equivalent, in the jurisdiction where each body operates
  • Fees in the amount of $1,575.00 ($300 application fee, $1,100 membership fee, $100 Compensation Fund Assessment plus $75 GST)
  • Insurance assessment, if applicable 

An active member must have professional liability coverage unless exempt. We recommend you review Division 15 of the rules on professional liability coverage. If you need to purchase personal liability insurance, please contact our office.

All required records and information must be submitted to the Credentials Committee before your application will be considered valid.

If supporting documentation will be submitted separately from your application, please advise our office.

Once a valid application is received by the Credentials Committee, it will be reviewed by the Committee and you will be notified if your application is approved.

If your application is approved, you must attend before a Justice of the Supreme Court of Yukon and take the oath as set out in s. 14(1) of the Legal Profession Act, 2017 before being admitted as a member to the Society.

Arrangements to take the oath can be made by contacting the Supreme Court Judges’ office at 867-667-3524.

Canadian Legal Advisor

If you are a member of the Chambre des notaries du Quebec, you may apply under rule 72 for admission to the Law Society of Yukon (Society) as an active member as a Canadian Legal Advisor.

Please be aware that a Canadian Legal Advisor is restricted to only providing those legal services in Yukon set out in rule 73.

Application must be made in Form 6 and accompanied by the following:

  • Copy of government issued photo identification
  • A certificate of standing from each governing body, and each body regulating legal professionals in a jurisdiction outside Canada, in which you are or have ever been a member, dated no more than 60 days before the date the application is received by the Credentials Committee
  • Two letters of reference and good character satisfactory to the Credentials Committee from members in good standing of each governing body, and each body regulating legal professionals in a jurisdiction outside Canada, in which you are currently a member, or from judges of a superior court, or the equivalent, in the jurisdiction where each governing body or body outside Canada operates
  • Fees in the amount of $1,575.00 ($300 application fee, $1,100 membership fee, $100 Compensation Fund Assessment plus $75 GST)
  • Insurance assessment, if applicable

An active member must have professional liability coverage unless exempt. We recommend you review Division 15 of the rules on professional liability coverage. If you need to purchase personal liability insurance, please contact our office.

All required records and information must be submitted to the Credentials Committee before your application will be considered valid.

If supporting documentation will be submitted separately from your application, please advise our office.

Where a certificate of standing is required, the Society will accept:

  • if the certificate is issued by a Law Society in Canada,  the original certificate, or an electronic copy if sent directly to the Society by the issuing Law Society;
  • the original certificate if the certificate is issued by a body regulating legal professionals in a jurisdiction outside Canada.

Once a valid application is received by the Credentials Committee, it will be reviewed by the Committee and you will be notified if your application is approved.

If your application is approved, you must attend before a Justice of the Supreme Court of Yukon and take the oath as set out in s. 14(1) of the Legal Profession Act, 2017 before being admitted as a member to the Society.

Arrangements to take the oath can be made by contacting the Supreme Court Judges’ office at 867-667-3524.