Categories and Fees



REGULAR MEMBERS

To qualify for regular membership, an individual must be a lawyer in good standing of a Law Society in a Province or Territory of Canada who has been called to the Bar for at least five years prior to admission to membership and whose principal occupation, representing a substantial portion of the total time such individual devotes to work, is advocacy in civil disputes, criminal proceedings, public law matters or administrative processes. The categories of regular membership are:

 

Regular Toronto Member  

For those in private practice in Toronto: $445.00 + HST = $502.85

Regular Quasi-Judicial Member  

For those whose occupation is directed to acting as an arbitrator,

a mediator or a member of an administrative tribunal before

which advocacy is practiced: $445.00 + HST = $502.85

Regular Counsel Member  

For those whose occupation is devoted to counsel or policy work

in the civil, criminal or administrative justice systes and who

demonstrate a keen interest in advocacy consistent with the ob-

jectives of the Corporation: $445.00 + HST = $502.85

Regular Out of Toronto Member  

For those in private practice outside of Toronto but within Ontario:

$370.00 + HST = $418.10

Regular Government Member  

For those in the employ of the Department of Justice, Ministry of

the Attorney General or other government department:

$120.00 + HST = $135.60

Regular Not-For-Profit Member  

For those whose occupation is direct to advocacy in house, includ-

ing in the employ of a not-for-profit organization, charity, legal

clinic, legal association or advocacy group: $195.00 + HST = $220.35

Regular Out of Ontario Member  

For those in private practice outside of Ontario: $120.00 + HST =

$135.60

 

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JUNIOR MEMBERS*

To qualify for junior membership, an individual must be a lawyer in good standing of a Law Society in a Province or Territory of Canada who has been called to the Bar for less than five years and who expresses the intention of practicing advocacy as his or her principal occupation. The categories of Junior membership are:

 

Junior Member Toronto
 
$340.00 + HST = $384.20
Junior Member Ontario (Outside Toronto)  
$310.00 + HST = $350.30
Junior Government Member  
$120.00 + HST = $135.60
Junior Member Outside Ontario  
$120.00 + HST = $135.60
Junior Not-For-Profit Member  
$195.00 + HST = $220.35

 

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AFFILIATE MEMBERS*

To qualify for Affiliate membership, an individual must be a lawyer in good standing of a Law Society in a Province or Territory of Canada or a Law Society or equivalent regulating organization in another country as determined by the board in its discretion and who is an individual upon whom the board determines a membership should be conferred by reason of the individual’s distinctive and meritorious contribution to advocacy, the just resolution of disputes or the rule of law. The categories of Affiliate membership are:

 

Affiliate Regular Member  

$145.00 + HST = $163.85

Affiliate Judicial Member  

Must be a Justice, Master or Prothonotary of any court in Canada:

$135.00 + HST = $152.55

Affiliate Professor Member  

Must be a professor of law at an accredited faculty of law in Canada

whose work demonstrates a keen interest in advocacy consistent

with the objects of the Corporation: $145.00 + HST = $163.85

Affiliate Retired Member  

Must be a Regular, Junior or Affiliate Member who elects to retire

or semi-retire from the practice of advocacy: $120.00 + HST = $135.60

Affiliate International Member  

Must be a lawyer in good standing of a Law Society or equivalent

regulating organization outside of Canada, as determined by the

board in its discretion, whose principal occupation, representing a

substantial portion of the total time such individual devotes to work

is advocacy in civil disputes, criminal proceedings, public law matters

or administrative processes, and whose membership is supported

by two referees who are Regular Members in good standing, who

complete a Referee Statement in a form to be approved by the

Board of Directors from time to time: $145.00 + HST = $163.85

Affiliate Student Member

 

Must be a student at an accredited law school in Canada or be

enrolled in the lawyer licensing process of a Province or

Territory of Canada: $25.00 + HST = $28.25

 

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*Junior and Affiliate Members shall not be entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at meetings of the members of the Corporation.


Initiation Fee: A one-time only initiation fee of $226.00 ($26.00 HST included) is payable by Regular (Toronto and Outside of Toronto) and Counsel members only.

 

Membership Dues: Billed on a calendar basis. You will be invoiced for membership dues and the initiation fee (if applicable).


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