Timeline and approval process

This timeline applies to

  • regular membership applications
  • applications for Canadian Legal Advisor (CLA) certificates, and
  • student-at-law (articling) applications.

A lawyer who urgently requires the entitlement to practice law in the Territory can apply for a combined Restricted Appearance Certificate (RAC) and Regular Membership or Canadian Legal Advisor (CLA) option. 

  1. Submission - Applicants must submit their application within ten (10) working days before the next scheduled MAC’s scheduled review date (every 2 weeks on Mondays–see Calendar below).
  2. Receipt - Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt within three (3) working days, which will include a request to provide any outstanding information or materials.
  3. The Membership and Admission Committee (MAC) will examine an application and provide a recommendation to the Executive Committee within fifteen (15) working days, assuming no further information is required from the applicant.
  4. The Executive Committee will consider the MAC’s recommendation and provide their decision to approve (or not) the application for admission within ten (10) working days, assuming no further information is required from the applicant.

2024 Calendar

January 08 July 08
January 22 July 22
February 05 August 05
February 19 August 19
March 04 September 02
march 18 September 16
April 01 September 30
April 15 October 14
Aplril 29 October 28
May 13 November 11
May 27 November 25
June 10 December 09
June 24 December23

Timeline to issue your RAC application:

From the date your completed application is received by the administrator, the Deputy Secretary requires 7 (seven) business days to issue your RAC.