Swearing-in Ceremonies

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

For 2018-2019, here are the dates planned for the various ceremonies:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Friday, December 21, 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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 2017-2018, the Bâtonnier and the First Councillor presided over 21 group swearing-in ceremonies at which 670 new lawyers were sworn in. They also arranged 20 private ceremonies for some 37 articling clerks, for a total of 707 new advocates.


Please Contact:
Ms. Frédérique Faubert,
Administrative Assistant