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For Candidates
Become a Tutor

For Candidates

The Law Society provides access to tutoring with experienced members of the profession to candidates who have been unsuccessful in the licensing examinations. Candidates are eligible to receive up to five hours of free tutoring in up to three subject areas for each licensing examination in which the candidate was unsuccessful. Candidates must be registered to rewrite the licensing examination before submitting a request for tutoring.

Candidates should carefully review their Licensing Examination Profile to help determine the subject areas in which to request tutoring.  

Deadline to Submit Requests for Tutoring

Candidates must submit a completed Tutoring Request Form on or before the applicable registration deadline for their licensing examination sitting. Please refer to the Examination Deadlines and Dates page, which sets out the applicable deadlines based on examination sitting. All requests are subject to tutor availability.

Barrister Tutoring Request Form  (Opens November 8)
Solicitor Tutoring Request Form  (Opens November 22)
Paralegal Tutoring Request Form  (Opens November 1)

Become a Tutor

The Law Society welcomes practising lawyers and paralegals to support candidates in the licensing process as tutors. We are seeking licensees who can meet the following requirements:

  1. Be licensed with the Law Society of Ontario and be entitled to practise law or provide legal services
  2. Have at least three years’ experience in Ontario as a licensed lawyer or paralegal
  3. For practising lawyers, be experienced in one or more of the following areas: civil litigation, family law, criminal law, administrative law, business law (tax), business law (corporate), real estate, and/or estate law
  4. For practising paralegals, be experienced in one or more of the following areas: civil litigation, administrative law, and/or criminal and quasi-criminal law
  5. Be actively engaged in the practice of law or the provision of legal services, in the subject area(s) in which you wish to provide tutoring, for 18 months immediately preceding the tutor application

Prospective or current tutors with any of the following are not eligible to act as tutors:

  1. Open investigations being conducted by the Professional Regulation Division
  2. Open complaints containing allegations of sexual harassment and/or discrimination
  3. Outstanding disciplinary proceedings
  4. Prior or current involvement as a Law Society of Ontario licensing examination item writer, item appraiser, or Advisory Group member
  5. Current involvement with a private licensing examination preparation course

If you meet the criteria above, you may be placed on the Tutoring Roster and matched with a candidate, subject to candidates’ requests and based on area of law. You will be provided with a copy of the current study materials for the subject matter in which you are providing tutoring. Tutors will be remunerated at an hourly rate of  up to $75.00 for time spent tutoring a candidate, and will be eligible for up to 6 CPD hours per calendar year, as tutoring qualifies as teaching. Tutors may choose to redirect their fee to Lawyers Feed the Hungry.

You can apply to become a tutor by emailing a cover letter, which must include your Law Society licensee number, the subject area(s) in which you are interested in tutoring, and a résumé or link to your professional profile to

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