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Law Society provides update on investigation into licensing examinations

April 13, 2022 News Releases

The investigation into the Law Society’s licensing examinations is complex and evolving quickly.

Update for the 2022 – 2023 licensing examinations cycle

April 07, 2022 News Releases

Today, the Law Society of Ontario is announcing an update to the timeline and plans for licensing examinations for lawyers and paralegals for the 2022 – 2023 licensing cycle.

Law Society announces 2022 award recipients

March 21, 2022 News Releases

Members of Ontario's legal professions will be recognized for their outstanding career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony, which will be held on May 25, 2022.

New dates for March barrister and solicitor examinations announced

March 12, 2022 News Releases

Registered candidates will now be able to proceed with writing the barrister examination from April 5 to 8 and the solicitor examination from April 26 to 29.

Licensing examinations cancelled to protect public interest and integrity of examination process

March 05, 2022 News Releases

To protect the public and the integrity of its licensing process, the Law Society has undertaken the decision to cancel the upcoming barrister and solicitor examinations, scheduled to be written from March 8 to 11, and March 22 to 25, respectively. 

External Appointments - Call for Applications

January 06, 2022 Notice to the Professions

The Law Society is currently seeking applications from qualified lawyers and paralegals for: Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee – Toronto region

Law Society aims to combat money laundering & terrorist financing

December 17, 2021 News Releases

On January 1, 2022, new by-law amendments which are intended to combat money laundering and terrorist financing come into effect. These changes will align the requirements for Ontario lawyers and paralegals with the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Model Rules while preserving solicitor-client privilege, client confidentiality and the independence of the legal professions.

Law Society taking custody of businesses operated by Benito Zappia

December 06, 2021 News Releases

The legal services business of revoked paralegal Benito Zappia is subject to trusteeship orders of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Ontario’s sixth annual Access to Justice Week demonstrates the professions’ commitment to advancing access to justice

November 04, 2021 News Releases

The sixth annual Access to Justice Week (A2J Week) in Ontario took place from October 25 to 29, featuring a series of virtual programs centered on the themes of inclusive justice and community building. 

Law Society’s Access to Innovation project is accepting applications

November 03, 2021 News Releases

The Access to Innovation (A2I) project has launched and is ready to accept applications from providers of innovative technological legal services (ITLS) who wish to serve Ontario consumers while complying with operating conditions that protect the public.

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