Become a Solicitor

Interested in becoming a solicitor? Joining the solicitors’ profession will provide you a dynamic, stimulating and rewarding legal career


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:

  1. Preliminary Examination (for non-Graduates)
  2. FE-1 Entrance Examination to Law Society of Ireland
  3. Professional Practice Course
  4. In-Office Training
  5. 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
  • Business
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Conveyancing
  • 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.

Contact us

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Phone: 01 672 4802
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