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Paying Your Fees

Lawyers

The deadline to pay the 2021 Annual Fee is March 31, 2021 and covers the period January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. Lawyers must ensure that payment in full is received at the Law Society by no later than March 31, 2021. Licensees who fail to pay the annual fee by this deadline date are in default and are subject to administrative suspension.


FEES - 2021

CATEGORY

 

 

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100% Fee

50% Fee

25% Fee

10% Fee

Annual Fee

$ 1,873.00

$ 936.50

$ 468.25

$ 187.30

Plus HST

$ 243.49

$ 121.75

$ 60.87

$ 24.35

TOTAL

$ 2,116.49

$ 1,058.25

$ 529.12

$ 211.65

- approved by Convocation, November 2020 - Lawyers' fees are set each year by Convocation, through the budgetary process.

Lawyers are invoiced for fees once a year. The fee amount depends on a lawyer's status and associated category at the time of billing (approximately one week prior to the mailing of the invoice). Status generally refers to the circumstances of the lawyer's work (sole practitioner, employed in education, not working). Should a lawyer's status change during the year, the fee category will be adjusted upon notification by the lawyer and a refund granted if applicable.

Lawyers who start practising, become employed, or move to a higher fee-paying status during the year are required to pay a pro rata increase in their annual fee. The fee is prorated on a monthly basis regardless of the number of days worked in a month. An adjusted invoice is prepared and posted to their Law Society Portal account after the lawyer reports their change of status. Licensees who fail to pay an adjusted fee invoice by the payment deadline date are subject to administrative suspension.

It is the lawyer’s responsibility to immediately notify the Law Society following any change in contact information or status. Changes reported after the end of the year will not result in a reduction of fees for the previous fee year.

Payment Options

Pay your Annual Fees through your Portal Account

Paralegals

The deadline to pay the 2021 Annual Fee is is March 31, 2021 and covers the period January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. Paralegals must ensure that payment in full is received at the Law Society by no later than March 31, 2021. Licensees who fail to pay the annual fee by this deadline date are in default and are subject to administrative suspension.


FEES - 2021

CATEGORY

 

1

2

3

4

 

100% Fee

50% Fee

25% Fee

10% Fee

Annual Fee

$ 964.00

$ 482.00

$ 241.00

$ 96.40

Plus HST

$ 125.32

$ 62.66

$ 31.33

$ 12.53

TOTAL

$ 1,089.32

$ 544.66

$ 272.33

$ 108.93

- approved by Convocation, November 2020 - Paralegals' fees are set each year by Convocation, through the budgetary process.

Paralegals are invoiced for fees once a year. The fee amount depends on a paralegal's status and associated category at the time of billing (approximately one week prior to the mailing of the invoice). Status generally refers to the circumstances of the paralegal's work (sole practitioner, employed in education, not working). Should a paralegal's status change during the year, the fee category will be adjusted upon notification by the paralegal and a refund granted if applicable.

Paralegals who start providing legal services, become employed, or move to a higher fee-paying status during the year are required to pay a pro rata increase in their annual fee. The fee is prorated on a monthly basis regardless of the number of days worked in a month. An adjusted invoice is prepared and posted to their Law Society Portal account after the paralegal reports their change of status. Licensees who fail to pay an adjusted fee invoice by the payment deadline date are subject to administrative suspension.

It is the paralegal’s responsibility to immediately notify the Law Society following any change in contact information or status. Changes reported after the end of the year will not result in a reduction of fees for the previous fee year.

Payment Options

Pay your Annual Fees through your Portal Account

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