Mobility Agreements

The Law Society of Yukon (Society) is not a participating jurisdiction of the National Mobility Agreement (NMA).

The Law Societies of Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have signed a Territorial Mobility Agreement (TMA) with all other Canadian jurisdictions.

Through this agreement, the territorial law societies now participate in national mobility as reciprocating governing bodies with respect to the permanent mobility provisions of the NMA.

The temporary mobility provisions in the NMA are not recognized by the three territories. 

Through the permanent mobility provisions of the TMA, an individual who is licensed to practise law as a lawyer in another province and eligible to provide legal services in that province, may apply to the Credentials Committee for admission to the Society as an active member without passing a Yukon statutes exam.

Lawyers are not permitted to practice temporarily within the Yukon for any period of time without becoming a member.

However, individuals who are licensed to practise law as a lawyer in another province may apply to the Credentials Committee for a Certificate of Permission to Act authorizing the individual to provide legal services in Yukon as an interjurisdictional practitioner on a temporary basis without becoming a member of the Society.

Certificate of Permission to Act allows the lawyer to appear or act on a single matter over a period of time which can be renewed.

UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE

Individuals practicing law in Yukon who are not members of the Society and do not have a Certificate of Permission to Act are considered to be practicing without authorization.