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, April 15, 2020  

For 2020-2021, here are the dates planned for the various ceremonies:

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Friday, December 18, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Wednesday, February 17,  2021
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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