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Application to Return to Practice When Licence in Abeyance

Returning to Practice Under Subsection 31(2) of the Law Society Act

Purpose

Under subsection 31(2) of the Law Society Act, upon ceasing to hold office, a person whose licence is in abeyance may apply to have the licence restored.

Who can apply

Any person whose licence was in abeyance under section 31(2) of the Law Society Act may apply under section 32(2) of the Law Society Act to have the licence restored, once the person ceases to hold the applicable office.  If the person applying was removed or resigned from office for any reason listed in section 31(3) of the Law Society Act, a panel of the Hearing Division of the Law Society Tribunal may refuse to restore the licence.

Application Requirements

  • Original and completed Application to Return to Practice When Licence in Abeyance under subsection 31(2) of the Law Society Act

Application Process

Applications to Return to Practice When Licence in Abeyance will be reviewed by the Client Service Centre. If the review reveals that the application is not complete, a Client Service Centre representative will contact the applicant to request additional information or clarification. The Client Service Centre will provide written confirmation once the licence has been restored.

Link to Application

Link to the Law Society Act

Questions

Application related questions should be directed to the Client Service Centre by calling 416-947-3315 (toll-free 1-800-668-7380 ext.3315) and asking to be transferred, or emailing cscadmin@lso.ca.

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