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Dates to Remember for Incoming 2019-20 Lawyer Candidates

Candidates are required to also access their Law Society online account for further deadlines, notices and requirements pertaining to their status in the Licensing Process.

 Deadlines are calculated in BUSINESS days, not calendar days.



Due Date

Online application launch

October 2018

Application (online and paper copy) due date

December 3, 2018

Application Fee due date

December 3, 2018

Examination  Accommodation request due date

Requests are due 30 BUSINESS days prior to each examination date. See below for precise deadline dates. For more information, see Accommodations.

Study Material Release Date and Location:

Law Society of Ontario
130 Queen Street West 
Main floor, Materials Distribution Room


In-person distribution: 
April 22, 2019-May 3, 2019
9:30 am to 5 pm
(Closed between 12:30 to 1:30 pm)


Online access: April 22, 2019

Shipping requests: April 22, 2019

Monthly Payment Plan Enrolment due date (May start date)
Monthly Payment Plan Enrolment  due date (October start date)

April 8, 2019

August 2, 2019

LPP Fee due

April 8, 2019

LPP Refund Deadline Dates

See the LPP page

LPP - Law Society Registration Deadline

May 30, 2019

Fees for all other examinations sittings

Due 30 BUSINESS days prior to the examination date

Registration for an examination

Due 30 BUSINESS days prior to each examination date:

March 2019 Barrister deadline:

January 28, 2019

March 2019 Solicitor deadline:

February 11, 2019

June Barrister 2019 deadline:

April 22, 2019

June Solicitor 2019 deadline:

May 6, 2019

November 2019 Barrister deadline: September 23, 2019

November 2019 Solicitor deadline: October 7, 2019

March 2020 Barrister deadline:
January 20, 2020

March 2020 Solicitor deadline:

February 3, 2020

Deferral of an examination

(As of the start of the 2019-20 Licensing Cycle, the deferral deadline will be 10 business days prior to each exam)

March 2019 Barrister deferral deadline:

March 5, 2019

March 2019 Solicitor deferral deadline:

March 19, 2019

TEN BUSINESS days prior to each of the following examination dates:

June 2019  Barrister deferral deadline:

May 21, 2019

June 2019 Solicitor deferral deadline:

June 4, 2019

November 2019 Barrister deferral deadline:

October 22, 2019

November 2019 Solicitor deferral deadline:

November 5, 2019

March 2020 Barrister deferral deadline:

February 18, 2020

March 2020 Solicitor deferral deadline:

March 3, 2020

Early filing for Articling documentation for June call to the Bar

April 1, 2020

Professional Conduct and Practice in Ontario (PCPO) program for candidates exempted from articling:

December 4, 5, 6, 2019

(dates and venues are subject to change)

Licensing Examination Date(s)

Please refer to the website for the dates, times and locations

Examination Results Approximately 6-8 weeks after the examination date
Tutoring Program - due date for requests 30 BUSINESS days prior to examination date
Transcript due date August 6, 2019
For third year law students writing the June sitting as a first attempt. All other candidates must have their institution submit a final official transcript/NCA certificate before the registration deadline.
NCA Certificate of Qualification due date

30 BUSINESS days prior to

examination date, or if articling, prior to commencing articles; or by the LPP registration deadline

Articling start date if candidate wants to be called in June the following year

August 6, 2019

Articles of Clerkship due date

To be submitted once the articling term begins and no later than 10 BUSINESS days after the commencement of articles.

Call to the Bar Confirmation

Check your online account for updates on eligibility and confirmation 

Roll Signing

Dates sent to web account approximately 6 weeks prior to your anticipated call date

Ryerson LPP Information Webinar #1


February 26, 2019

12 noon -1:00 pm EST

Ryerson LPP Information Webinar #2


March 19, 2019

6:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Ryerson LPP - English Program Dates:

(in person attendance required)

August 19-23, 2019
October 15-18, 2019
December 9-13, 2019

Ryerson LPP - Make-up Assessment Date

December 16 and 17, 2019

University of Ottawa French LPP Work Placement Period

January 6, 2020 - April 30, 2020
Ryerson LPP Work Placement Period January 6 - April 30, 2020 (dates may vary slightly)

University of Ottawa French LPP Open


March 6, 2019 (noon) register at 

University of Ottawa's French LPP FAQ session

May 22, 2019 (noon) register at 

University of Ottawa's French

LPP Online Information Session (mandatory)

June 25, 2019 (noon)

Deadline to submit University of

Ottawa's French LPP registration form

June 28, 2019

University of Ottawa's French LPP Online Orientation Week (mandatory)

Week of August 26, 2019

University of Ottawa's French LPP Program Dates: (in person attendance required) 

September 3, 2019 - December 20, 2019


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