Swearing-in Ceremonies

The Bar of Montreal supervises the organization of the swearing-in ceremony of new lawyers in the Section.

For 2019-2020, here are the dates planned for the various ceremonies:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019 Friday, December 20, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Wednesday, April 15, 2020

So that articling students participate in a swearing-in ceremony that reflects the solemn nature of the event, the Bar of Montreal holds several swearing-in ceremonies throughout the year. Each of these ceremonies takes place in the presence of a representative of the Bench, who acts as Honorary President. This person and the Bâtonnier or First Councillor and a representative of the Young Bar of Montreal speak on each such occasion. Members of the Council land former Bâtonniers also attend the ceremonies.

To maintain the decorum such ceremonies deserve, the guests of honour and the articling students must wear the appropriate robe and collar.

In 2018-2019, the Bâtonnier and the First Councillor presided over 18 group swearing-in ceremonies at which 638 new lawyers were sworn in. They also arranged 24 private ceremonies for some 51 articling clerks, for a total of 689 new advocates.


Please Contact:
Ms. Marina Dikova,
Administrative Assistant