Application for Admission to the 2020-2021 Paralegal Licensing Process 

Welcome to the online application for the Ontario Paralegal Licensing Process.

Both parts of this application process, the application fee and the required supporting documentation must be received by the Law Society by December 2, 2019, by 5 p.m. E.S.T., or a late filing fee will be applied to your account.

This is the first of a two-part application process for admission to the Ontario Paralegal Licensing Process. Part I is to be completed online. Part II requires you to print and mail the completed application with the supporting documentation, all duly commissioned or notarized, to the Licensing and Accreditation Department of the Law Society of Ontario. The application fee must be paid online by credit card or by sending a certified cheque or money order to the Accounts office by the deadline.

Prior to applying, please read the following information which will provide you with a thorough understanding on the application process, how to submit the application and the schedule and choices that you need to make:

 

Additional date information can be found on the "Dates to Remember" page. Candidates who wish to write the Paralegal Licensing Examination in the 2020-21 licensing cycle (July 2020, October 2020 or February 2021) should apply by this deadline. An earlier sitting held in February 2020 is available on the application for applicants who graduate in time, apply and become registered prior to the registration deadline. Please note that candidates who choose to write the early sitting held in February 2020 belong to an earlier licensing cycle (2019-20) and shall only have two full subsequent licensing cycles in which to complete their licensing requirements, instead of three.

The Paralegal program you have completed or are completing must be from a college approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and must also be accredited by the Law Society at the time you apply to the Licensing Process.

It is your responsibility to verify that your credentials meet the Law Society's requirements.

If you have any content-related questions while applying online, please contact the Licensing and Accreditation Department.

To begin your online application to the Paralegal Licensing Process, you will need:



 

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Please Contact the Licensing and Accreditation Department for further information and do not proceed with the online application.