People in this group require a pre-law college or university program and a bachelor's degree from a law school. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree.
Extensive experience as a lawyer or as a professor of law with continuous membership in the bar association is usually required.
Membership in good standing with a provincial or territorial law society or bar association is required.
Judges are appointed by federal or provincial cabinet.
Those appointed to more senior positions in a court, such as chief justice, usually have experience as judges in that court.
To be a judge, you usually need extensive experience as a lawyer or law professor and continuous bar association membership. You must be a member in good standing with your provincial/territorial law societies or bar associations.
Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 4 has a graduate degree.
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