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2019-20 Lawyer Licensing Process Fees Schedule

FEES ARE SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE TAXES AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Revised October 2018

LPP Notice to Candidates:
At the current time, the LPP has been approved to run in the 2019-20 term. The evaluation of the program is ongoing and further information about future sessions of the LPP, including applicable dates and deadlines, will be posted as it becomes available. Candidates are encouraged to check the website regularly for any further updates.

Application Fees (non-refundable)

Application Fee

$160

Application Fee - Transfer Member

$160

Late Application Submission Fee

$75

Licensing Examination Fees

Barrister Licensing Examination (includes study materials in digital and paper copy)

$750

Solicitor Licensing Examination (includes study materials in digital and paper copy) 

$750

Rewrite of Barrister Licensing Examination (includes study materials in digital copy only*) 

$600

Rewrite of Solicitor Licensing Examination (includes study materials in digital copy only*) 

$600

Additional paper copy of study materials (per examination) 

$150

*Candidates rewriting or deferring an examination to a subsequent Licensing Cycle are required to purchase the new study materials. Once study materials are paid and access is provided, study material fees are non-refundable.

Experiential Training Program Fees

Articling Program*/Law Practice Program** 

$2800

Application for Exemption from the Experiential Training Program

$160

Professional Conduct and Practice in Ontario Course (Fee applicable only once a candidate has been approved for an exemption)

$900

Application for Abridgment of Articles  

$160

Application for National or International Articles 

$160

* You must pay the Experiential Training Fee, which goes towards the costs of administering experiential training programs for lawyer licensing candidates. The invoice for this fee is posted to your Law Society account, and is payable forthwith. Please note that the experiential training fee for the Articling Program is not refundable, once you commence the Articling Program. Information regarding financial assistance may be found at the following page: http://lso.ca/FinancialAssistance/. 

** At the current time, the LPP has been approved to run until the 2019-20 term.

Applicant Licensing Fee

Call to the Bar fee (application for L1 Licensing)

$250

Administrative Fees for the Monthly Payment Plan

Five-month Payment Plan Fee

$50

Ten-month Payment Plan Fee

$100

Incidental Fees 

Late filing of any document submitted 
(Includes transcripts, NCA Certificates, Articling Forms, Licensing Examination Registration or Deferment Forms) 

$100

Replacement of a Call to the Bar certificate (L1 Licence) *

$100

Official copy of Licensing Process transcript 
(Provided directly to a third party upon written request by the candidate/member) 

$25

Unofficial copy of Licensing Process transcript  

$15

Replacement of Candidate photo identification card  

$15

Replacement Tax Receipt  

$10

* A replacement certificate should be requested from the Membersip Department at the Law Society.