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About LSO
Created by an act of the Legislative Assembly in 1797, the Law Society of Ontario governs Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct.
Make a Complaint

Before you make a complaint to the Law Society, you should try to resolve the problem first. Speak with your lawyer or paralegal about your concerns - most want to solve problems before they become complaints.


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Becoming Licensed

The focus of the Lawyer and Paralegal 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.


  • Treasurer Nominations
    May 13,  2021 News Releases

    As of the close of nominations of candidates for the election of Treasurer on May 13, 2021 at 5 p.m., there was one candidate nominated for the election of Treasurer.

  • 2020 Annual Report Now Available
    May 7,  2021

    The Law Society’s 2020 Annual Report and Financial Statements are now available.

  • External Appointments
    May 3,  2021

    As part of its mandate, the Law Society recommends and makes appointments to a variety of boards, councils and committees. The following appointment was recently made:Legal Aid Ontario Board of ...

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