December 2003

December 5, 2003

Law Society reforms Bar admission process
Convocation approved a recommendation to significantly reform its admission and licensing program for lawyers who wish to enter the legal profession in Ontario.

The new process for admission to the Law Society of Upper Canada will consist of:

  • A skills and professional responsibility program and assessments;
  • Two licensing examinations: a barrister examination and a solicitor examination, each including a professional responsibility component; and
  • An articling program.

Continuum of Legal Education Task Force Report