Swearing-in Ceremonies

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

For 2017-2018, here are the dates planned for the various ceremonies:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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 2016-2017, the Bâtonnier and the First Councillor presided over 21 group swearing-in ceremonies at which 654 new lawyers were sworn in. They also arranged 20 private ceremonies for some 33 articling clerks, for a total of 687 new advocates.


Please Contact:
Ms. Frédérique Faubert,
Administrative Assistant