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2019-20 Dates to Remember for Paralegal Candidates

(Revised October 2018)

Candidates are also required to access their Online Account for further deadlines, notices and requirements pertaining to their status in the Licensing Process.

Deadlines are calculated using BUSINESS days, not calendar days.


Due Date

Online application launch:

October  2018

Application (online and paper copy) due date:

December 3, 2018

Application Fee due date:

December 3, 2018

Monthly Payment Plan

Application due (April start date): 

Monthly Payment Plan

Application due (September start date): 

March 11, 2019

August 2, 2019

Examination/Material Fee Payment due date for July examination:

May 24, 2019

Registration for an examination

(*denotes an extended registration deadline)

Due 30 business days prior to each examination date:

February 2019* deadline :

January 11, 2019

July 2019 deadline :

June 17, 2019

October 2019 deadline :

September 3, 2019

February 2020 deadline :

January 10, 2020

Deferral of an Examination

(As of the start of the 2019-20 Licensing Cycle, the deferral deadline will be 10 business days prior to each exam)

February 2019 deferral deadline :

February 5, 2019

July 2019 deferral deadline :

July 16, 2019

October 2019 deferral deadline :

October 1, 2019

February 2020 deferral deadline :

January 28, 2020

Examination Accommodation Request due date:

30 business days prior to the examination date. For more information see Accommodations.

Examination Results

Approximately 6-8 weeks after the examination date

Fees for all other examination sittings:

Due 30 BUSINESS days prior to examination date

Licensing Examination Date(s):

Please refer to the Licensing Examination webpage for the dates, times and locations

Study Material Release Date and location: 

Law Society of Ontario
130 Queen St W
Main floor, Material Distribution Room

In person distribution:

May 27 - May 31, 2019
From 9:30 am - 5 pm (closed between 12:30-1:30 pm)

On-line access: 

May 27, 2019 onward

Shipping Requests:  

May 27, 2019 onward

Transcript/Statement of Field Placement due date:

30 BUSINESS days prior to exam selected

P1 Licensing Date Confirmation:

Check your web account for updates on eligibility and confirmation

P1 Licensing Documents due:

10 BUSINESS days after the candidate is sent the documents by the Law Society

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