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Dates to Remember for 2020-21 Incoming Paralegal Candidates

(Revised October 2019)

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 using BUSINESS days, not calendar days.


Due Date

Online application launch:

October  2019

Application (online and paper copy) due date:

December 2, 2019

Application Fee due date:

December 2, 2019

Monthly Payment Plan

Application due (April start date): 

Monthly Payment Plan

Application due (September start date): 

April 10, 2020

September 8, 2020

Examination/Material Fee Payment due date for July examination:

May 22, 2020

Registration for an examination

(*denotes an extended registration deadline)

Due 30 business days prior to each examination date:
February 2020* deadline :

January 10, 2020


July 2020 deadline :

June 8, 2020

October 2020 deadline :

September 4, 2020

February 2021 deadline :

January 11, 2021

Deferral of an Examination

TEN BUSINESS days prior to each of the following examination dates:

February 2020 deferral deadline :

January 28, 2020

July 2020 deferral deadline :

July 7, 2020

October 2020 deferral deadline :

October 5, 2020

February 2021 deferral deadline :

January 26, 2021

Examination Accommodation Request due date:

New applicants to the Licensing Process must submit accommodation request forms and supporting documentation by the licensing process application deadline. Candidates seeking a revision to an existing, approved LSO accommodation plan or requesting 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.

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 website for 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 25 - May 29, 2020
From 9:30 am - 5 pm (closed between 12:30-1:30 pm)

On-line access: 
May 25, 2020 onward

Shipping Requests:  
May 25, 2020 onward

Transcript/Statement of Field Placement due date:

30 BUSINESS days prior to exam selected

P1 Licensing Date Confirmation:

Check your online 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