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Warrant Exam


Following completion of the LL.D.  Degree or the Master of Advocacy (M. Adv.) or a comparable degree from such other competent authority in accordance with the principles of mutual recognition of qualifications, after having read law in Malta or in a Member State, graduates need to be examined and approved by two judges, in order to be able to practice Law in Malta.  This examination is divided in two parts: a written exam and an oral exam (all held in the Maltese Language).  One must satisfy all the requirements stipulated in article 81 of the Code of Organization and Civil Procedure (Cap. 12).

Two sessions of the warrant exam are held – one takes place a short time after the official University graduation ceremony and the other session is held in July.  Both sessions are presently held on the premises of the Courts of Justice.   The dates of the written exam are published in the Government Gazette.

Government Gazette 14.06.16

The next written Warrant Exams:

Wednesday 28th December 2016

Thursday 27th July 2017

Dates of the Oral Exam will be issued following the completion of the written exam. 

In order to apply for the warrant exam, graduates must provide the following documents:

An original police good conduct certificate.

  1. A letter signed by an advocate confirming that the applicant has carried out the required practise according to the law;
  2. A copy of the degree certificate

All documentation should be submitted, two weeks prior the exam date, to:

Ms Dolores Sultana

Secretary to the Director & Registrar

Room 102, Level -1,

(Near the office of the Registrar of Civil Courts and Tribunals)

Civil Courts and Tribunals Directorate

Courts of Justice Department

E: dolores.sultana@gov.mt  T: +356 25902346

The applicant should also submit a scanned copy of their personal ID card (front and back), their parents’ date of birth/ID card number. If the applicant is married one should submit also the date of birth/ID card number of spouse to:

Mr Anthony Mizzi,

Citizenship Department,

Evans Buildings,


E: anthony.g.mizzi@gov.mt  T: +356 25904823.


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