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.
See information on the work of solicitors, and the qualification process, below.
The Society has produced a helpful visual guide to the qualification process, showing essential information and how to find out more about each stage. Click on the image below to download the full guide.
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.
The qualification process
The steps to qualify as a solicitor in Ireland are as follows:
- Preliminary Examination (for non-Graduates)
- FE-1/Final Examination-First Part (entrance exam)
- Find a Training Contract
- Professional Practice Courses (PPC I & PPC II)
- In-office training (24 months in duration)
- Admission to Roll
You can find more information on these steps through the links above, or download the booklet How to Become a Solicitor.
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.
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