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The Bar Practice Course
The first element of the Reading Programme. Learn more >>




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Qualification for registration in the Bar Practice Course

The registrant in the Bar Practice Course must be admitted to the Supreme Court and have current passes in all three Bar exams.

Important information

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[Bar Council resolution 26 July 2012]

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25 August 2014 – 20 September 2014



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The first of the requirements for readers is that they attend all sessions punctually, and perform satisfactorily in the Bar Practice Course.
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Registration forms for the Bar Practice Course will be sent to all eligible lawyers once they hold current passes in all three Bar exams. Learn more >>

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On registration, a place in the preferred course will be offered and the registrant will be directed to the Bar Practice Course material on the web site.Learn More >>
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    Assessment
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picReaders are progressively assessed through instructors' completion of assessment sheets. Failure to attend all sessions punctually & perform satisfactorily constitutes a breach of practising certificate conditions.

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    Costs of the Bar Practice Course
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picThe course fee is $3000.00 ($3,800 from 2013). The fee is refundable with a $100 administration fee being charged if withdrawal from the course is not less than 30 days prior to the course commencement. Applicants providing less than 30 days notice of withdrawal will be charged a $500.00 administration fee. Less than 10 working days notice of withdrawal receives no refund.
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