Application for Admission to the 2017-18 Paralegal Licensing Process

Welcome to the online application for the Paralegal Licensing Process.

This application, the application fee and the required supporting documentation must be submitted by December 2, 2016, by 5 p.m. E.S.T., or a late filing fee will be applied.

This is the first of a two-part application process for admission to the Law Society's 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. The application fee should be paid online or sent to the Accounts Office of the Law Society of Upper Canada, in order to avoid incurring a late fee.

Prior to applying, applicants must read the webpage entitled “Completing the Paralegal Licensing Process Application” for directions on how to complete both parts of the application process, the Paralegal Licensing Process Policies as well as the Licensing Examination Rules and Protocol for additional procedural information. The information will also provide you with a thorough understanding of the application process, how to submit the application and the schedule and choices that you need to make.

Candidates who wish to write the Paralegal Licensing Examination in the 2017-18 licensing cycle (August 2017, October 2017 or February 2018) should apply by this deadline. An earlier sitting held in February 2017 is available on the application for applicants who graduate in time and apply and become registered prior to the registration deadline. Please note that candidates who choose to write the early sitting held in February 2017 belong to an earlier licensing cycle (2016-17) and shall only have two full subsequent licensing cycles in which to complete their licensing requirements, instead of three.

The Paralegal program you 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.

Following the application deadline, applications may still be filed, however, a late filing fee will be applied. It is recommended that you apply by the deadline, as a late application may delay you eligibility to obtain study materials and write the Licensing Examination. All deadlines refer to business days (see the Licensing Process Policies). 

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


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