Definition of be called (or go) to the Bar in English:

be called (or go) to the Bar

phrase

British
  • Be admitted as a barrister.

    • ‘He was called to the Bar in 1958 after two years in the Royal Navy, where he was an able seaman, and a period as a factory inspector.’
    • ‘He was called to the Bar in 1971 and became a Queen's Counsel in 1991.’
    • ‘He was called to the Bar in 1974 and is a recognized authority in Civil Litigation and Appellate Advocacy.’
    • ‘He had studied at the Middle Temple from 1595, was called to the Bar in 1600, and continued to keep chambers in London.’
    • ‘During this time he also studied law and was called to the Bar in 1925.’
    • ‘He studied law and was called to the Bar in 1774, becoming a judge of the high court in Calcutta in 1783.’
    • ‘He studied law at Oxford and was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1965.’
    • ‘A Bradford solicitor has been called to the Bar after more than 30 years in the legal profession.’
    • ‘From there she went to Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the Bar in October 1998 to the Honorable Society of Inn Temple.’
    • ‘In 1876 he became a barrister when he was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple.’