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UNISA LLB - Immigrating?


Hi all,

I have my LLB degree through Unisa (completed 3 of the 4 board exams and 1.5 years of articles) and would like to immigrate to Canada, Ireland or the United Kingdom.

Can anyone give me a bit of direction and advice on whether i would need to do a bridging course or whether i could merely write the Bar in the respective country while being employed.

Thanks
Hi all,

I have my LLB degree through Unisa (completed 3 of the 4 board exams and 1.5 years of articles) and would like to immigrate to Canada, Ireland or the United Kingdom.

Can anyone give me a bit of direction and advice on whether i would need to do a bridging course or whether i could merely write the Bar in the respective country while being employed.

Thanks
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It's usually not that easy and will depend on the country. I know that in the UK for instance, you'll need to do a bar training course. In Canada, you need to get your degree evaluated by the NCA - National Committee on Accreditation - and the become licensed, which includes an experiential requirement, although that can be waived if you've already been practicing as a lawyer.

But beyond simple licensing procedures, finding a lawyer job in those tough markets, as an international applicant, might be even harder.
It's usually not that easy and will depend on the country. I know that in the UK for instance, you'll need to do a bar training course. In Canada, you need to get your degree evaluated by the NCA - National Committee on Accreditation - and the become licensed, which includes an experiential requirement, although that can be waived if you've already been practicing as a lawyer.

But beyond simple licensing procedures, finding a lawyer job in those tough markets, as an international applicant, might be even harder.
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