In Saskatchewan lawyers must have obtained a law degree from a recognized law school and be licensed to practice law by the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
Before being admitted into the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan, applicants must have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate study. As well, they must write the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The LSAT is a test that measures certain mental abilities considered important to the study of law.
Law school graduates must be admitted to the Law Society of Saskatchewan in order to practice law. To be admitted, individuals generally must article for one year with a practising lawyer, attend the Bar Admission Program during the articling year, and write and pass the Bar exams.
Graduates from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law qualify to article in all Canadian provinces, except Quebec. As a general rule, a lawyer must be a member of the Law Society for each province in which the lawyer wants to practice law. Lawyers may be members of more than one law society. Rules for admission may differ from province to province, but all Canadian jurisdictions have reciprocal agreements that provide the framework for mobility between jurisdictions.
There may be restrictions on a lawyer's ability to practice in other countries. Sometimes a lawyer is required to be a citizen of the country, or to have lived there for a certain length of time.
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