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Dates to Remember for 2020-21 Incoming Paralegal Candidates

Revised August 2020

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 unless otherwise indicated.
 

Application and Transcripts

  • Licensing Term
    2020-21 Licensing Year June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021.
     
    Candidates who enroll in the 2020-21 Paralegal Licensing Process and/or register to begin any part of the Licensing Process in the 2020-21 licensing year will be considered a 2020-21 candidate.
     
    2020-21 Licensing Term June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2023.
     
    A licensing term generally consists of three licensing years. A 2020-21 candidate has until May 31, 2023 to complete the Licensing Process requirements.
  • Application Deadlines
    Online application launch October 2019
    Application (online and paper copy) due date December 2, 2019
    Application Fee due date December 2, 2019
  • Statement of Field Placement Deadline
    Statement of Field Placement Form due date Candidates must submit a Statement of Field Placement Form to the Licensing Process office no later than the examination registration deadline.
  • Transcript Deadline
    Transcript due date Candidates must have their institution submit an official final transcript no later than the registration deadline.
  • Examination Accommodation Requests
    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 no later than the applicable accommodation deadline.

    For more information, see Accommodations.

Examination and Study Materials

  • Examination Dates
    Please refer to the Online Examination page for more information.
  • Examination Registration
    To be fully registered for a licensing examination, the following conditions must be met:
    - If a candidate must re-schedule, re-write or defer an examination sitting, they are required to submit a Registration or Deferment-Online Examination form to Licensing and Accreditation in advance of the applicable registration deadline so that they can be invoiced and pay by the registration deadline for their sitting.
    - Candidates must be fully enrolled in the Licensing Process well in advance of the examination registration deadline in order to be invoiced for the examination and study materials.
    - Candidates must pay examination and study material fees no later than the examination registration deadline applicable to the examination date.
    - Candidates must submit a Statement of Field Placement Form to the Licensing Process office no later than the examination registration deadline.
    - Candidates must have their academic institution submit an official final transcript to the Licensing Process office no later than the examination registration deadline. 

    2020/2021 Paralegal Examinations – Registration Deadlines
    Examination Date Examination Registration Deadlines
    July 2020 June 8, 2020
    October 2020 Examination Registration Deadline information is located on the Online Examination Delivery page
    February 2021 Examination Registration Deadline information is located on the Online Examination Delivery page as it becomes available.
     
    Candidates writing the July 2020 examination and/or candidates who want early access to study materials
    Examination/Material Fee Payment due date for July examination:
    May 22, 2020
    Examination and Study Material fees are due by this date for those writing in July 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.
  • Exam Deferral Deadlines
    To defer an examination to a future sitting, candidates must submit a Request for Registration or Deferment- Online Examinations to the Licensing and Accreditation office by email no later the required deadline to defer for the scheduled examination date.

    2020-21 Paralegal Exam Deferral Deadlines
    Examination Dates Examination Deferral Deadlines
    July 2020 July 7, 2020
    October 2020 Exam Registration Deadline information is located on the Online Examination Delivery page
    February 2021 Exam Registration Deadline information is located on the Online Examination Delivery page, as it becomes available.
  • Study Materials - Release Dates
    Candidates who wish to obtain access to the study materials must pay for the materials by May 22, 2020.

    All other candidates must make payment no later than the registration deadline for the examination sitting they select.  Please note that candidates will not have online access to the study materials until fees have been paid and have been released for the licensing year.
     
    Study Material Release Date:

     

    In person distribution: Cancelled until further notice

    Online access: 
    May 25, 2020 onward - more information to be sent to candidates on this date
    Shipping Requests:  
    May 25, 2020 onward - more information to be sent to candidates on this date

  • Examination Results
    Examination results will be released approximately 6-8 weeks after the final examination date of the test window.

Candidate Supports

  • Examination Accommodations
    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 no later than the applicable accommodation deadline.

    For more information, see Accommodations.

  • Tutoring
    Tutoring Program - due date for requests On or before the applicable examination registration deeadline.

    Please see Examination Registration Deadlines for exact dates.
  • Monthly Payment Plan
    Monthly Payment Plan enrolment deadline (April start date)

    Monthly Payment Plan enrolment deadline (September start date)
    April 12, 2020

    September 8, 2020

P1 Licensing

  • P1 Licensing
    To be eligible to apply for your P1 Licence, you must successfully meet all requirements of the Licensing Process, have no Good Character issues, have paid all required fees and submitted all required documents. For more information, see Paralegal Licensing.
     
    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
     
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