Become a Solicitor

Interested in becoming a solicitor? Join a profession with a respected history of service to the law and the community as a whole. This history serves to make the profession easily adaptable to the ever-changing needs of modern society.

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
  • Business
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Conveyancing
  • Wills, Probate & Administration of Estates

Qualification Process

The steps to qualify as a solicitor in Ireland are as follows:

  1. Preliminary Examination (for non-Graduates)
  2. FE-1/Final Examination-First Part (entrance exam)
  3. In-office training (24 months in duration)
  4. Professional Practice Courses (PPC I & PPC II)
  5. Admission to Roll

You can find more information on these steps through the links above, or download the booklet How to Become a Solicitor.

Finding your Training Contract 

A seminar will be held on 24 January 2017 to address the fears and myths surrounding the search for a training contract. Booking for this seminar will open later in 2016.

More helpful information on this topic is available below:

More information on solicitor training

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.

Data Protection

Click here for a copy of the Student Data Protection Notice.

Support for Students with Disabilities

The LawSchool is committed to providing an equal opportunities learning environment, which meets the specific and diverse needs of all of our learners.

Contact us

Law School, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
Phone: 01 672 4802
Fax: 01 672 4992
Email: lawschool@lawsociety.ie