|First||Previous (FIRST SCHEDULE. Enactments Repealed.)||Next (THIRD SCHEDULE. Form of Annual Declaration for obtaining Practising Certificate.)|
SOLICITORS ACT, 1954
Term of Indentures of Apprenticeship.
1. The term shall be three years for a person who, before being bound, has taken the degree of bachelor of arts or bachelor of laws, or other degree which in the opinion of the Society is equivalent thereto, in any of the universities of Ireland, England, Scotland or Wales.
2. The term shall be four years for a person who, after the commencement of his apprenticeship and before his admission as a solicitor, takes the degree of bachelor of arts, or other degree which in the opinion of the Society is equivalent thereto, in the University of Dublin, or in the National University of Ireland.
3. The term shall be four years for a person who, as a matriculated or non-matriculated student of a prescribed university, or a constituent college thereof, attends the prescribed lectures and passes the prescribed examinations of the professors of the faculty of law in that university for a period of two collegiate years.
4. The term shall be three years for a person who, having been called to the bar, has, before being bound, procured himself to be disbarred.
5. The term shall be three years for a person—
(a) who, before being bound, has for the period of seven years been a bona fide clerk to a solicitor,
(b) who, during that period, has been bona fide engaged in the transaction and performance under the direction and superintendence of the solicitor of such legal business as the Society are satisfied was of a sufficiently responsible nature, and
(c) who produces to the Society satisfactory evidence that the has faithfully, honestly and diligently served as such clerk.
6. The term shall be five years for any other person.