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Important Dates

Mark your calendars for these important dates in 2021.

Date

Why is this date important?

2021

January 2021

January 4

Licensees can access the 2020 Annual Report Filing  through the Law Society Portal. The Annual Report Filing must be submitted by March 31, 2021.

January 22

Last day to enrol in Annual Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (Annual PAP) for annual fee. Licensees registering for the Annual PAP will be eligible for a discount of up to $50 on their 2021 annual fee. The discount will be pro-rated according to the licensee's fee category. Register for the Annual PAP through your Law Society Portal account. There is no administration fee for this payment option.

January 31

2020 Civil Society Organizations Report due. Failure to file by this date may result in de-registration of the organization as a CSO.

January 31

Certified Specialist annual fee and the Certification Annual Report due. Failure to submit the report and payment by this date will result in revocation of certification.

January 31

Law Society Referral Service membership fees due

January 31

LAWPRO real estate and civil litigation transaction levy filings and payment (if any) are due for the quarter ended December 31, 2020.

February 2021

February 1

Annual Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (Annual PAP) withdrawal date

February 5

LAWPRO last date to qualify for a $50 early payment discount on the 2021 policy premium.

February 24

Last day to enrol in Monthly Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (Monthly PAP) for annual fee. There is an $80 (including HST) administration fee for this payment option.

February 25

Convocation

March 2021

March 5

First Monthly Pre-Authorized Payment Plan withdrawal. Continues on the fifth business day of each month from April to December.

March 31

2021 annual fee payment deadline. Failure to pay the annual fee by this date will result in referral for administrative suspension. (Not applicable to licensees enrolled in the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan.) The last day for licensees to apply for the 2021 Annual Fee COVID-19 Deferral Option is March 31.

March 31

2020 Annual Report Filing must be submitted by March 31. Lawyers and paralegals who fail to complete and submit their Annual Report Filing by March 31 are subject to administrative suspension.

March 31

Final date for lawyers and paralegals subject to the CPD Requirement to complete all required hours and record them in the Law Society Portal. Starting in 2021, lawyers and paralegals subject to the CPD Requirement must complete 1 Professionalism Hour each year that addresses issues of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI Hours). These hours will count towards the CPD Professionalism Hours requirement for that year. Failure to complete and record required CPD Hours will result in a referral for administrative suspension on or about this date.

April 2021

April 22

Convocation

April 30

LAWPRO real estate and civil litigation transaction levy filings and payment (if any) are due for the quarter ending March 31, 2021.

April 30

LAWPRO annual exemption forms are due from lawyers not practising civil litigation and/or real estate in 2021 and wanting to exempt themselves from quarterly filings.

May 2021

May 27

Convocation

June 2021

June 23

Convocation

July 2021

July 30

The last day for all lawyers and paralegals, including those who are currently unemployed, on leave, and who have retired or stopped working in law in the past year to participate in the first-ever, National Well-Being Study of legal professionals

July 31

LAWPRO real estate and civil litigation transaction levy filings and payment (if any) are due for the quarter ending June 30, 2021.

September 2021

September
15

File your LAWPRO Risk Management Credit Declaration by this date at lawpro.ca to qualify for the $50 premium discount on your 2022 insurance premium for each LAWPRO-approved CPD program (to a maximum of $100) completed by September 15, 2021.

September 30

Convocation

October 2021

October 1 Professional Corporation Certificate of Authorization renewal available through the Law Society Portal

On or about October 1

LAWPRO 2022 Insurance Renewal Application filing begins: The online filing of Professional Liability Insurance renewal applications for 2022 is expected to begin.

October 28

Convocation

October 31

LAWPRO real estate and civil litigation transaction levy filings and payment (if any) are due for the quarter ending September 30, 2021.

November 2021

November 8

LAWPRO renewal application filing deadline: For 2022 Professional Liability Insurance renewal applications received by LAWPRO (online or otherwise) after this date, an additional $600 premium is expected to be applied to 2022 insurance premiums (subject to Program approval by Convocation).

November 26 Convocation

December 2021

December 24 Christmas Eve - Law Society Closed

December 27

Law Society Closed in lieu of Christmas Day

December 28 Law Society Closed in lieu of Boxing Day
December 31 New Year’s Eve - Law Society Closed

December 31

Failure to renew the Certificate of Authorization for a Professional Corporation by this date will result in expiry or revocation of the Certificate

December 31

Failure to renew the Canadian Legal Advisor Certificate by this date will result in expiry of the Certificate

December 31

The 2021 CPD Requirement should be completed by December 31, 2021 and reported by March 31, 2022

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