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Learn. Teach. Connect. Give Back
Become one of nearly 6,000 advocates across Canada who enjoy unsurpassed
skills-based education, access to an experienced mentor network,
inclusion in an active peer community and the opportunity to
knowledge-share with others. No matter what stage you are at in your
career or where you practice, your Advocates' Society membership offers you access to the
people and tools for building your best career.
Why Join The Advocates' Society?
Save on CPD!
As the premier provider of advocacy skills training in Canada, we
deliver an innovative curriculum of over 100 civil, criminal and special
litigation programs across Canada. Our signature programming suits all experience
levels and budgets, and includes convenient webcasts, full-day
learning-by-doing workshops and major symposia.
- As a member, you will save at least $50.00 per full-day program
- Members save up to $200.00 on our core skills workshops
Build Your Network and Build Your Practice
Connecting with peers in your practice area is simple thanks to our member-only Practice Groups. Share your
insights, catch up on the latest practice updates and attend panel
discussions with leading practitioners. Helping you expand your
professional network is what the Society is all about.
Attend our social events – offered on a local, national and even
international level – and you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to
connect with the bench and bar in an informal setting. We offer
everything from casual pub nights to destination conferences, all
designed to help you become part of a growing community of like-minded
Help Develop the Next Generation of Great Advocates
Nothing is more rewarding than sharing your skills and experience with
other professionals, and we offer you ample opportunity to do that.
Help plan events, mentor younger advocates, teach a workshop, lead a
seminar or contribute to our publications. Your efforts will help better
an entire profession.
Be a Strong Voice for Advocates
Get involved in shaping the future of the profession. As the voice of
advocates and the clients we serve, we have a special interest in a wide
range of emerging issues, including access to justice, judicial
appointments, court infrastructure, independence of the bar and the
judiciary, vanishing trials, solicitor-client privilege and civility and
professionalism – and we work hard to make an impact. Become a member
and add your voice to our efforts.
Enjoy Exclusive Member Benefits:
The Advocates’ Journal: Members automatically
receive a complimentary subscription to The Advocates’ Journal ($199
value). This highly regarded quarterly publication features updates and
articles from leading legal professionals, and is a must-have for your
law library. On-line access to past issues of The Journal is available exclusively to members here.
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CPD Tracker: Members can now conveniently track their Society CPD credits on their member profile dashboard.
Mentoring Portal: Exclusively for Society members, senior
members of the bar can give back to the profession by offering their
time as a mentor to our junior members.
Member-only Events: Members can connect with their colleagues at signature events like the annual End of Term Dinner, Fall Convention and via Practice Group programs. Build your litigation network in fun and collegial social settings, and become part of our community of exceptional advocates.
Be Outstanding. Be Connected. Be an Advocates’ Society Member.
To qualify for Regular membership, an individual must be a practicing 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. Only Regular Members are entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at meetings of the members of the Corporation. Regular memberships range from $155.00 to $485.00, depending on location and area of practice.
Regular Toronto Member: For those in private practice in Toronto: $485.00 + Tax
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: $485.00 + Tax
Regular Counsel Member: For those whose occupation is devoted to counsel or policy work in the civil, criminal or administrative justice systems and who demonstrate a keen interest in advocacy consistent with the objectives of the Corporation: $485.00 + Tax
Regular Ontario (Outside Toronto) Member: For those in private practice outside of Toronto but within Ontario: $380.00 + Tax
Regular Government Member: For those in the employ of the Department of Justice, Ministry of the Attorney General or other government departments: $155.00 + Tax
Regular Not-For-Profit Member: For those whose occupation is direct to advocacy in house, including in the employ of a not-for-profit organization, charity, legal clinic, legal association or advocacy group: $215.00 + Tax
Regular Out of Ontario Member: For those in private practice outside of Ontario: $195.00 + Tax
Regular Legal Aid: For those whose practice is comprised of at least 75% Legal Aid work: $155.00 + Tax
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. Junior memberships range from $155.00 to $355.00, depending on location and area of practice.
Junior Member Toronto: $355.00 + Tax
Junior Member Ontario (Outside Toronto): $315.00 + Tax
Junior Government Member: $155.00 + Tax
Junior Member Outside Ontario: $195.00 + Tax
Junior Not-For-Profit: $215.00 + Tax
Junior Government/Legal Aid Member: $155.00 + Tax
To qualify for Affiliate membership, an individual must be:
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Affiliate Judicial Member: A Justice, Master or Prothonotary of any court in Canada: $155.00 + Tax
Affiliate Professor Member: 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: $155.00 + Tax
Affiliate Student Member: 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 + Tax