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Information for Internationally Trained Individuals

Membership for Internationally Trained Individuals
Information for interested parties presenting academic or professional credentials obtained outside of Canada who wish to obtain membership in the Law Society of Manitoba.
Information for Lawyers with International Practising Experience
Having completed their National Committee of Accreditation assessment, this information is for lawyers applying for admission to the Law Society of Manitoba's CPLED Program and as an Articling Student who have practising experience outside of Canada seeking an exemption from all or part of the Manitoba articling requirement and CPLED Program requirements. The applications can be found on the Society's website at:
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Foreign Legal Consultant
Rule 3-32 defines a foreign legal consultant as a person who practices in Manitoba the law of a foreign jurisdiction in which the person is entitled to practice law. The Act defines foreign jurisdiction as a jurisdiction outside of Manitoba in which the legal profession is regulated.
Steps by Step Guide to Registration
This document is a general overview of the registration process for becoming a member of the Law Society of Manitoba (LSM). This information is for those who wish to be admitted as a practising lawyer in Manitoba. This overview is intended to be a guide only. Applicants should consult the LSM web site at for more detailed information regarding the registration process.
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