Interested in becoming a solicitor? Joining the solicitors’ profession will provide you a dynamic, stimulating and rewarding legal career
Becoming a Solicitor Symposium
The Law Society will once again offer the Becoming a Solicitor Symposium on 2 November 2021. If you want to learn more about the qualification process, register for this free event by Friday 22 October.
The law influences every aspect of our lives from business, finance, property, family to employment. See information on how to qualify as a solicitor and the work of a solicitor below.
The qualification process
The steps to qualify as a solicitor in Ireland are as follows:
- Preliminary Examination (for non-Graduates)
- FE-1 Entrance Examination to Law Society of Ireland
- Professional Practice Course
- In-Office Training
- Admission to Roll of Solicitors
Foreign lawyers practising in Ireland
If you are a lawyer who qualified outside the Republic of Ireland and would like to practise in Ireland, please see the requirements to practise in Ireland.
Support for students with disabilities
The Law School is committed to providing an equal opportunities learning environment, which meets the specific and diverse needs of all of our learners.
The work of solicitors
Solicitors are professionally trained to provide clients with skilled legal advice and representation on all legal matters. Most solicitors work in private practice, but, commercial and industrial organisations also employ solicitors, as do the Civil Service and the public sector generally. The work of solicitors varies as widely as the community they serve but some of the categories would include:
- Advising private clients
- Wills, Probate & Administration of Estates
Hear from other solicitors
Find out from others what it's like to become and work as a solicitor. Check out real-life stories on our Legal Vacancies' Career Spotlight section.
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