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Lawyer Licensing Process

Overview

The focus of the Lawyer Licensing Process is to ensure that candidates have demonstrated they possess the required entry-level competencies, in order to provide legal services effectively and in the public interest.

Professional competence is achieved through a combination of knowledge, skills, abilities and judgment. Prior to applying, it is strongly recommended that candidates review the Lawyer Licensing Process Policies and the Licensing Examination Rules and Protocol to familiarize themselves with relevant information.

Required Credentials

To qualify for admission to the Lawyer Licensing Process, an applicant must have acquired credentials through one of the following options:

Required Components

The Licensing Process consists of the following mandatory components that are required to be completed in order to be called to the Bar of Ontario:

Application Process

Prior to applying, applicants must read the following information which will provide you with a thorough understanding of the application process, how to submit the application and the schedule and choices that you need to make:

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