Reactivating Membership and Reinstatement after Resignation

If you are an inactive member or a member who resigned, you may apply to be an active member. 

Note that we cannot prorate membership fees. 

Reactivating your Membership

You may apply to the Society, under Rule 53, to change your status to that of an active member.

Note that the Executive may require an applicant to pass such bar admission examinations as may be established under section 38 where:

  • the applicant has not previously been admitted as an active member and was granted a waiver of the requirement to take bar admission examinations before being admitted as an inactive member; or
  • the applicant is shown on the Record as having been an inactive member for more than three years prior to the day the application is received by the Secretary.

Following subrule 53(2), you will need to provide the following application package that includes:

  1. Application in Form R
  2. If you are a member of another provincial or territorial law society or comparable body: a certificate from each provincial or territorial law society or comparable body of which you are a member dated not earlier than 30 days prior to the presentation of the application stating
    • that you are in good standing,
    • the period of time during which you have been listed as an active member in the society or body,
    • whether disciplinary proceedings are pending against you, and
    • the nature and disposition of any disciplinary action that has been taken against you;
  3. Either:
    • an Accountant's Report in Form E, or
    • a Statutory Declaration in Form F, or
    • a statement indicating you are joining a partnership that, or are becoming associated with a member who, has filed a Certificate of Accountant and Member in Form V;
  4. Payment of the insurance levy or, where you are exempt under subsection 93(4) of the Society Rules, proof that you are

You will also need to pay - Fees Chart

  • the assurance fund levy; and
  • the fee for a change of status to an active member.

Reinstating after Resignation

You may apply to the Society, under Rule 53, to change your status to that of an active member.

Please note that the Executive may require an applicant to pass such bar admission examinations as may be established under section 38 where:

  • the applicant has not been an active member of the Society or the governing society or body of another province or territory for more than two years prior to the day the application is received by the Secretary

Following subrule 59.1(2), you will need to provide the following application package that includes:

  1. Application in Form R
  2. Two letters of good character:
    • from members in good standing of a provincial or territorial law society or a comparable body of which the applicant is or was a member; or
    • from judges of a provincial, territorial or superior court of the jurisdiction of the law society or body of which the applicant is or was a member, or
    • such other evidence of good character as the Secretary considers satisfactory;
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  3. If you are a member of another provincial or territorial law society or comparable body: a certificate from each provincial or territorial law society or comparable body of which you are a member dated not earlier than 30 days prior to the presentation of the application stating
    • that you are in good standing,
    • the period of time during which you have been listed as an active member in the society or body,
    • whether disciplinary proceedings are pending against you, and
    • the nature and disposition of any disciplinary action that has been taken against you;
  4. Either:
    • an Accountant's Report in Form E, or
    • a Statutory Declaration in Form F, or
    • a statement indicating you are joining a partnership that, or are becoming associated with a member who, has filed a Certificate of Accountant and Member in Form V;
  5. Payment of the insurance levy or, where you are exempt under subsection 93(4) of the Society Rules, proof that you are

You will also need to pay (please refer to the Fees Chart)

  • the assurance fund levy; and
  • the fee for reinstatement of a member who has resigned.

How to Submit your Application

The notice can be uploaded directly in your lawyer's portal. 

STEP 1 : LOG INTO YOUR LSN ACCOUNT

*As of November 22nd, the portal has not been updated to reflect the following steps. If you wish to submit your application, please email to administrator@lawsociety.nu.ca

STEP 2: ONCE LOGGED IN, CHOOSE "CHANGE MEMBERSHIP STATUS"

 

STEP 3: UPLOAD YOUR COMPLETED FORM R & OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS 

 

STEP 4: SAVE AS "READY TO PUBLISH" WHEN YOU ARE DONE 

Your application will be directed to the Membership and Admission Committee for recommendation before being sent to the Executive for approval.

The reactivation/reinstatement takes effect on the date the application is approved by the Executive or upon a later date requested by the member and approved by the Executive.