Bar Courses

All articled clerks in Prince Edward Island must attend and pass the prescribed Bar Admission Course ("BAC") exams before they are eligible for admission to the Bar and membership in the Law Society. The course is designed to give new lawyers an overview of PEI law and procedure and the skills necessary to practise law, so that the new lawyer will have entry level competence when called to the Bar. The course is organized by the Articling & Admission Committee, coordinated by the Legal Education Coordinator, and taught by volunteer lawyers and judges.

Course Components
The Bar Course is an in-person course offered in Charlottetown, PEI in the fall each year and which concentrates on substantive law and practice specific to the province, as well as practical skills required to be a lawyer. Attendance each day is mandatory. To complete the course successfully, a clerk must attain a mark of at least 60% in each subject. Materials are available to clerks at one to two weeks before the beginning of the course. The tuition fee must be paid beforehand. The materials will cover topics in the course, and includes reference materials for future use.


 PEI Bar Course Dates: October 1 - November 2, 2018


Bar Admission Course Topics
Contact the Law Society at (902) 566-1666 or lawsociety@lspei.pe.ca for further information.