Paying Your Law Society Fees

 

Lawyers

 

The 2016 Annual Fee is due on January 1, 2016 and covers the period January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Lawyers must ensure that payment in full is received at the Law Society by no later than March 1, 2016. Payments made after March 1, 2016 are subject to a $100.00 late fee.



FEES - 2016


  CATEGORY
  1 2 3
  100% Fee 50% Fee 25% Fee
Annual Fee $ 1,866.00 $ 933.00 $ 466.50
Plus HST $ 242.58 $ 121.29 $ 60.65
TOTAL $ 2,108.58 $ 1,054.29 $ 527.15

- approved by Convocation, October 2015 - 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, retired). 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 commence 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 sent to the lawyer after the lawyer reports their change of status. Failure to pay an adjusted fee invoice by the due date will incur a $100.00 late fee and could result in potential administrative suspension.

It is very important to notify the Law Society immediately of any change in status. More information under Status/Category

Payment Options

Pay your Annual Fees through your Portal Account  

 

Paralegals

 

The 2016 Annual Fee is due on January 1, 2016 and covers the period January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Paralegals must ensure that payment in full is received at the Law Society by no later than March 1, 2016. Payments made after March 1, 2016 are subject to a $100.00 late fee.



FEES - 2016


  CATEGORY
  1 2 3
  100% Fee 50% Fee 25% Fee
Annual Fee $ 996.00 $ 498.00 $ 249.00
Plus HST $ 129.48 $ 64.74 $ 32.37
TOTAL $ 1,125.48 $ 562.74 $ 281.37

- approved by Convocation, October 2015 - 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, retired). 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 commence 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 sent to the paralegal after the paralegal reports their change of status.  Failure to pay an adjusted fee invoice by the due date will incur a $100.00 late fee and could result in potential administrative suspension.

It is very important to notify the Law Society immediately of anychange in status. More information under Status/Category

Payment Options

Pay your Annual Fees through your Portal Account  

 

Fee Information for New Lawyers/Paralegals