Warrant to practice Law in Malta

In order to obtain a Warrant to practice Law in Malta, one must satisfy all the requirements stipulated in article 81 of the Code of Organization and Civil Procedure (Cap. 12) which states that the graduate:

(a) is of good conduct and good morals;

(b) is a citizen of Malta or of a Member State or is otherwise permitted to work in Malta under any law;

(c) has obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) in accordance with the provisions of the Statute of the University of Malta, 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;

(d) has, after satisfying the requirement of paragraph (c), or, in the case of persons regularly following the academic course of law in the University of Malta, at any time after the commencement of the last academic year of the said course, for a period of not less than one year regularly attended at the office of a practising advocate of the Bar of Malta and at the sittings of the Superior Courts;

(e) possesses a full knowledge of the Maltese language as being the language of the Courts;

(f) has been duly examined and approved by two judges who shall issue, under their signature and seal, a certificate attesting that they have found the {applicant} to possess the qualifications above-mentioned and that the {applicant} is competent to exercise the profession of advocate in the courts of Malta.



This examination is held in the Maltese language and is divided in two parts: a written exam and an oral exam.

Two sessions of the warrant exam are held  and both sessions are presently held at the Courts of Justice.

The dates of the written exam are published in the Government Gazette.

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



In order to apply for the warrant exam, graduates must personally provide the following documents to the Registrar Civil Courts and Tribunals:

i) An original police good conduct certificate.

ii) A letter signed by an advocate confirming that the applicant has carried out the required practice both in the Superior and Inferior Courts, according to the law;

iii) A copy of the detailed transcripts.


All documentation should be submitted by the closing date and time indicated below to:

Ms Nathalie Cutajar
Secretary to the Director and Registrar
Room 102, Level -1, (Near the office of the Registrar of Civil Courts and Tribunals)
Civil Courts and Tribunals Directorate
Courts of Justice
Republic Street

Email: nathalie.cutajar@courtservices.mt      T: +356 25902 346

The applicant should also submit by email to both the two persons indicated below, a scanned copy of their personal ID card (front and back), their parents’ date of birth/ID card number. Married applicants should also submit the date of birth/ID card number of the spouse.  The persons are:

Mr Anthony Mizzi,
Agenzija Komunita Malta
Mediterranean Conference Centre, Old Hospital Street, Valletta

Ms Claire Marie Axiak,
Agenzija Komunita Malta
Mediterranean Conference Centre, Old Hospital Street, Valletta

Email: anthony.g.mizzi@gov.mt     T: +356 25904 823

Email: claire-marie.axiak@gov.mt T: +356 25904 823





Examination for the Warrants to Exercise the Profession of Advocate and the Profession of Legal Procurator

It is hereby notified for general information that the forthcoming sessions of the written part of the examinations for the Warrant to exercise the Profession of Advocate in terms of Article 81(f) of the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure and for the Warrant to practice as a Legal Procurator in terms of Article 87(e) of the said Code will be held on the following dates:


Saturday, 28th January, 2023 (Applications to be submitted from 1st December, 2022 from 9.00am till noon of 2nd January, 2023) and,

Saturday, 29th July 2023 (Applications to be submitted from 1st June 2023 till noon of 30th June, 2023)


Applications together with the documents in support of the legal requirements are to be submitted to the Registrar, Civil Courts and Tribunals by the closing dates for applications listed above. More information can be obtained from the office of the Registrar.

Candidates are reminded that in due course they shall be required to submit themselves to the Committee for Advocates and Legal Procurators for an assessment as to whether they are fit and proper persons to be admitted to the practice of the legal profession.


14th October 2022






Eżami għall-Warrants għall-Eżerċizzju tal-Professjoni ta’ Avukat u tal-Professjoni ta’ Prokuratur Legali

Ngħarrfu għall-informazzjoni ta’ kulħadd li s-sessjonijiet li jmiss għall-parti bil-miktub tal-eżamijiet għall-Warrant biex persuna teżerċita l-Professjoni ta’ Avukat skont l-Artikolu 81(f) tal-Kodiċi ta’ Organizzazzjoni u Proċedura Ċivili u biex teżerċita bħala Prokuratur Legali skont l-Artikolu 87(e) tal-imsemmi Kodiċi ser isiru f’dawn id-dati:


Is-Sibt, fit-28 ta’ Jannar, 2023, (L-applikazzjonijiet għandhom jiġu sottomessi mill-1 ta’ Diċembru, 2022 mid-9.00am sa nofsinhar ta’ 2 ta’ Jannar, 2023) u,

Is-Sibt, fid-29 ta’ Lulju, 2023 (L-applikazzjonijiet għandhom jiġu sottomessi mill-1 ta’ Ġunju, 2023 mid-9.00 am sa nofsinhar tat-30 ta’ Ġunju, 2023)


Applikazzjonijiet flimkien mad-dokumenti li jsostnu r-rekwiżiti mitluba mil-liġi għandhom jiġu sottomessi lir-Reġistratur tal-Qrati Ċivili u Tribunali sad-dati tal-għeluq tal-applikazzjonijiet fuq imsemmija. Kull kandidat jingħata aktar tagħrif dwar l-eżami mir-Reġistratur.

Il-kandidati huma mfakkra li fi żmien dovut huma meħtieġa jissottomettu l-kandidatura tagħhom lill-Kumitat għall-Avukati u Prokuraturi Legali għall-assessjar dwar jekk humiex persuni tajbin u xierqa biex jiġu ammessi għall-prattika tal-professjoni legali.


14 t’Ottubru, 2022




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