Certificate Update Letter - Lawyer

Lawyers who have applied to practise law in another jurisdiction and who have submitted a Certificate of Standing, may be required to submit a Certificate of Standing Update Letter if the other jurisdiction requires up-to-date information. 

The Law Society prepares and sends electronic copies of Certificate Update Letters. Before placing an order for an update letter, make sure that you confirm with any third party recipients that electronic copies are accepted. If electronic copies are not accepted, confirm the mailing instructions and provide them to the Law Society when you place the order. Otherwise, you may be responsible for ordering another certificate at your own cost.

The cost for a Certificate of Standing Update Letter is $25.00 (plus applicable taxes). Depending on the volume of requests being processed, it takes up to 10 business days to complete a Certificate of Standing Update Letter. Prior to ordering a Certificate of Standing Update Letter, lawyers should first confirm that the other jurisdiction will accept an update letter instead of a newly issued Certificate of Standing. The Law Society will only issue an update letter if you ordered a Certificate of Standing within the past 90 days. Complete details about ordering a Certificate Update Letter are on our website.

If you have any questions please contact Membership Services at

Third Party Authorization Form