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Membership fee due no later than November 30th of each year and covers the period 1 January through 31 December of each application year. Registration is permitted throughout the year for pupils admitted to the Bermuda Bar, new Regsitered Associates and any member of the Bermuda Bar who remains in good standing and meets the requirements to re-activate membership. Newly employed Registered Associates landing in Bermuda on, or after 30 June shall pay 1/2 of the requisite annual fee and any member re-activating membership, or pupils admitted to the Bermuda Bar after 30 June shall pay 1/2 of the requisite fees.  

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES 2018:

 

In-House Counsel employed in Bermuda (advising company or business on Bermuda law):
Membership fee: Admitted to the Bermuda Bar (under 10 years $850) (over 10 & under 20 years $950) (over 20 years $1, 050)
Practising Certificate fee: $25
Total due: Fee + $25 = ($875) or ($975) or ($1,075)

 

Barristers & Attorneys employed with a Bermuda law firm:
Membership Fee: Admitted to the Bermuda Bar (under 10 years $850) (over 10 & under 20 years $950) (over 20 years $1, 050)
AML/ATF Fee: $580 (per attorney)
Practising Certificate: $25
Total due: Fee + $25 + $580 = ($1, 455) or ($1, 555) or ($1, 655)

 

Registered Associates employed with a Bermuda law firm:
Registered with the Supreme Court of Bermuda: (under 10 years $850) (over 10 & under 20 years $950) (over 20 years $1, 050)
AML/ATF Fee: $580 (per Registered Associate)
Total due: Fee + $580 = ($1, 430) or ($1,530) or ($1, 630)
 

*Registered Associates who have met the 12 months residency requirement and are admitted to the Bermuda Bar during the time of active membership with the Bar Association are required to apply for a Practising Certificate upon admission. Payment of $25 is required at this stage. The name of the Registered Associate is then removed from the Book of Registered Associates kept by the Registrar of the Supreme Court and is placed in the Roll of Barristers. The Bar website Practicing member section will also reflect this change.     

 

Pupils admitted after 30 June of each year receive a 50% discount rate:
Membership Fee: Admitted to the Bermuda Bar (under 10 years $425)
AML/ATF Fee: $290 (per newly admitted pupil)
Practising Certificate: $12.50
Total due: $425 + $12.50 + $290 = ($727.50)

*Barristers & Attorneys who regularly conduct approximately 300 hours of Legally aided work annually qualify for a discounted member fee rate (subject to confirmation from the Legal Aid Office)

Member Fee Table 2008/9 (Fees will remain unchanged for practising year 2019)

Practising Certificate Rules