Application for Admission to the 2022-2023 Paralegal Licensing Process 

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

You must ensure that both parts of this application, the application fee and the required supporting documentation are received by the Law Society by December 1, 2021, 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.

Prior to applying, please read the following information, which will provide you with a thorough understanding on the application process, the submission process, the schedule and choices to be made:

As set out under the “Declaration and Obligations,” by submitting this application, you are declaring that the information you have provided in this application and any supporting documents is complete, true and correct. You also understand that providing false or misleading information to the Law Society in relation to this application will result in your not being licensed under the Law Society Act.

Additional date information can be found on the Dates to Remember page. Candidates who wish to write the Paralegal licensing examination in the 2022-23 licensing cycle (Summer 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023) should apply by this application deadline. An earlier sitting held in Winter 2022 is available on the application for applicants who graduate in time, apply and become registered prior to the applicable examination registration deadline. Please note that candidates who choose to write the early sitting held in Winter 2022 belong to an earlier licensing cycle (2021-22) and shall only have two full subsequent licensing cycles in which to complete their licensing requirements, instead of three.

Following the application deadline, applications may still be filed; however, a late filing fee will be applied for processing. It is recommended that you apply by the deadline, as a late application may delay your eligibility to obtain study materials and register for the licensing examinations.

The Paralegal program you have completed or are completing must be from a college approved by the Ministry of 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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Have you previously applied to any paralegal licensing process of the Law Society of Ontario?

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