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Paying Your Fees

Lawyers

The 2020 Annual Fee is due on January 1, 2020 and covers the period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Lawyers must ensure that payment in full is received at the Law Society by no later than March 2, 2020. Payments made after March 2, 2020 are subject to a $150.00 late fee.


FEES - 2020

CATEGORY

 

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100% Fee

50% Fee

25% Fee

Annual Fee

$ 2,066.00

$ 1,033.00

$ 516.50

Plus HST

$ 268.58

$ 134.29

$ 67.15

TOTAL

$ 2,334.58

$ 1,167.29

$ 583.65

- approved by Convocation, October 2019 - Lawyers' fees are set each year by Convocation, through the budgetary process.

Lawyers are invoiced for fees once a year. The fee amount depends on a lawyer's status and associated category at the time of billing (approximately one week prior to the mailing of the invoice). Status generally refers to the circumstances of the lawyer's work (sole practitioner, employed in education, not working). Should a lawyer's status change during the year, the fee category will be adjusted upon notification by the lawyer and a refund granted if applicable.

Lawyers who start practising, become employed, or move to a higher fee-paying status during the year are required to pay a pro rata increase in their annual fee. The fee is prorated on a monthly basis regardless of the number of days worked in a month. An adjusted invoice is prepared and posted to their Law Society portal account after the lawyer reports their change of status. Failure to pay an adjusted fee invoice by the due date will incur a $150.00 late fee and could result in potential administrative suspension.

It is the lawyer’s responsibility to immediately notify the Law Society following any change in contact information or status. Changes reported after the end of the year will not result in a reduction of fees for the previous fee year.

Payment Options

Pay your Annual Fees through your Portal Account

Paralegals

The 2020 Annual Fee is due on January 1, 2020 and covers the period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Paralegals must ensure that payment in full is received at the Law Society by no later than March 2, 2020. Payments made after March 2, 2020 are subject to a $150.00 late fee.


FEES - 2020

CATEGORY

 

1

2

3

 

100% Fee

50% Fee

25% Fee

Annual Fee

$ 1,006.00

$ 503.00

$ 251.50

Plus HST

$ 130.78

$ 65.39

$ 32.70

TOTAL

$ 1,136.78

$ 568.39

$ 284.20

- approved by Convocation, October 2019 - Paralegals' fees are set each year by Convocation, through the budgetary process.

Paralegals are invoiced for fees once a year. The fee amount depends on a paralegal's status and associated category at the time of billing (approximately one week prior to the mailing of the invoice). Status generally refers to the circumstances of the paralegal's work (sole practitioner, employed in education, not working). Should a paralegal's status change during the year, the fee category will be adjusted upon notification by the paralegal and a refund granted if applicable.

Paralegals who start providing legal services, become employed, or move to a higher fee-paying status during the year are required to pay a pro rata increase in their annual fee. The fee is prorated on a monthly basis regardless of the number of days worked in a month. An adjusted invoice is prepared and posted to their Law Society portal account after the paralegal reports their change of status. Failure to pay an adjusted fee invoice by the due date will incur a $150.00 late fee and could result in potential administrative suspension.

It is the paralegal’s responsibility to immediately notify the Law Society following any change in contact information or status. Changes reported after the end of the year will not result in a reduction of fees for the previous fee year.

Payment Options

Pay your Annual Fees through your Portal Account

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