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Dates to Remember for Incoming 2020-21 Lawyer Candidates

Candidates are required to also access their Law Society online account for further deadlines, notices and requirements pertaining to their status in the Licensing Process.

 Deadlines are calculated in BUSINESS days, not calendar days.

 

Event/Action

Due Date

Online application launch

October 2019

Application (online and paper copy) due date

December 2, 2019

Application Fee due date

December 2, 2019

Examination  Accommodation request due date

 New applicants to the Licensing Process must submit accommodation request forms and supporting documentation by the application deadline. Candidates seeking a revision to an existing, Law Society-approved accommodation plan or requesting an accommodation based on a new or emerging condition/ground must make a request prior to the 30 business day deadline for the licensing examination. For more information, see Accommodations.

Study Material Release Date and Location:

Law Society of Ontario
130 Queen Street West 
Main floor, Materials Distribution Room

 

In-person distribution: 
April 21, 2020-May 1, 2020
9:30 am to 5 pm
(Closed between 12:30 to 1:30 pm)

 

Online access: April 21, 2020


Shipping requests: April 21, 2020

Monthly Payment Plan Enrolment due date (May start date)
Monthly Payment Plan Enrolment  due date (October start date)

April 10, 2020


September 15, 2020

June Examination, Study Material and Experiential Training Fee due

April 15, 2020
(Examination and Study Material fees are due by this date for those writing in June and/or those who wish to pick up materials in person during the in-person distribution period. All other examination fees are due in full prior to the 30 business day deadline for each examination.)

LPP Refund Deadline Dates

See the LPP page

LPP - Law Society Registration Deadline

June 1, 2020

Fees for all other examinations sittings

Due 30 BUSINESS days prior to the examination date

Registration for an examination

Due 30 BUSINESS days prior to each examination date:

March 2020 Barrister deadline:

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March 2020 Solicitor deadline:

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June Barrister 2020 deadline:

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June Solicitor 2020 deadline:

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November 2020 Barrister deadline:
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November 2020 Solicitor deadline:
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March 2021 Barrister deadline:
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March 2021 Solicitor deadline:

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Deferral of an examination


 

TEN BUSINESS days prior to each of the following examinations:

March 2020 Barrister deferral deadline:

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March 2020 Solicitor deferral deadline:

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June 2020  Barrister deferral deadline:

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June 2020 Solicitor deferral deadline:

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November 2020 Barrister deferral deadline:

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November 2020 Solicitor deferral deadline:

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March 2021 Barrister deferral deadline:

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March 2021 Solicitor deferral deadline:

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Early filing for Articling documentation for June call to the bar

April 1, 2021

Professional Conduct and Practice in Ontario (PCPO) program for candidates exempted from articling

December 4, 5, & 6, 2019
March 31, April 1 and 2, 2020
December 14, 15, & 16, 2020
(dates and venues are subject to change)

Licensing Examination Date(s)

Please refer to the website for the dates, times and locations
 

Examination Results Approximately 6-8 weeks after the examination date
Tutoring Program - due date for requests 30 BUSINESS days prior to examination date
Transcript due date August 7, 2020*
*For third year law students writing the June sitting as a first attempt. All other candidates must have their institution submit a final official transcript/NCA certificate before the registration deadline.
NCA Certificate of Qualification due date

30 BUSINESS days prior to

examination date, or if articling, prior to commencing articles; or by the LPP registration deadline

Articling start date if candidate wants to be called in June the following year

August 7, 2020

Articles of Clerkship due date

To be submitted once the articling term begins and no later than 10 BUSINESS days after the commencement of articles.

Call to the Bar Confirmation

Check your online account for updates on eligibility and confirmation 

Roll Signing

Dates sent to web account approximately 6 weeks prior to your anticipated call date

Ryerson LPP Information Webinar #1

(optional)

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Ryerson LPP Information Webinar #2

(optional)

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Ryerson LPP - English Program Dates:

(in person attendance required)

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Ryerson LPP - Make-up Assessment Date

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University of Ottawa French LPP Work Placement Period

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Ryerson LPP Work Placement Period TBA

University of Ottawa French LPP Open

House

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University of Ottawa's French LPP FAQ session

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University of Ottawa's French

LPP Online Information Session (mandatory)

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Deadline to submit University of

Ottawa's French LPP registration form

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University of Ottawa's French LPP Online Orientation Week (mandatory)

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University of Ottawa's French LPP Program Dates: (in person attendance required) 

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