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Recommendations for External Appointments Application

As part of its mandate, the Law Society recommends potential appointees to a variety of boards, councils and committees.  

In particular, the Law Society makes recommendations to the Attorney General for appointments to the Board of Legal Aid Ontario, The Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee and the Justices of the Peace Review Council, under the Legal Aid Services and the Justices of the Peace Acts. Recommendations for additional agencies are also made as required.

To ensure that the Law Society is able to make recommendations in a timely fashion we have established an electronic application process and application bank.  

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Appointment information 

More information about the committees and boards for which the Law Society makes appointments or recommendations can found at the following links:

Equity policy

As part of The Law Society of Ontario's mandate to ensure access to justice, the Law Society integrates equality, diversity and inclusion values and principles into its policies, programs and procedures. 

The Law Society recognizes the diversity of the legal profession and the public it serves. 

In fulfilling the specific criteria established by a board, council or committee to which an appointment is being made, when identifying candidates to appoint or recommend for external appointments, Convocation or the Treasurer will take into account the following:

  • Membership in equality-seeking communities, including those based on race, ancestry, ethnic origin, place of origin, citizenship, language, disability, age, creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation; and

  • Knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion issues. 

Application process

The Law Society accepts applications for all appointments throughout the year. As vacancies arise and recommendations are required, we review all applicable applications in our application bank. Applications are kept in the bank for 12 months.

The Law Society accepts applications through the electronic application form only.  It is possible to cut and paste text into the electronic form, however, the form does not preserve formatting such as italics and bullets. For bullet points, please use a standard dash at the beginning of the line. 

You may upload additional information, for example a CV.  In order to upload your document using the online submission form, your document must:
•be a PDF, DOC or DOCX file
•be no bigger than 5 MB

Application withdrawals

If you would like to withdraw your application, please email appointmentsapplication@lso.ca

Current opportunities

Qualified lawyers, paralegals and members of the public are welcome to apply for:


Qualified lawyers and paralegals are welcome to apply for:


Qualified lawyers are welcome to apply for:

The deadline for applications for the Legal Aid Board of Directors is August 15, 2020. 
We will be considering application for the other appointments beginning this fall.

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