Dates to remember for incoming 2017-18 lawyer candidates

*NOTE: Candidates are required to also access their Law Society web account for further deadlines, notices and requirements pertaining to their status in the Licensing Process.

 Deadlines are calculated in BUSINESS days, not calendar days.

**2017-18 LPP NOTICE TO CANDIDATES**:
On November 9, 2016 Law Society Convocation approved a continuation of the Law Practice Program (LPP) for an additional two licensing years. Accordingly, the LPP will be available in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 licensing years. Further information regarding registration deadlines and key dates will be posted as it becomes available and candidates are encouraged to check the website and their licensing process web account regularly.

Event/Action Due Date
Online application launch October 2016
Application (online and paper copy) due date December 2, 2016
Application Fee due date December 2, 2016
Request for Accommodation due date 30 BUSINESS days prior to the examination sitting. For more information see Accommodations
Study Material Release Date and Location:

The Law Society of Upper Canada
130 Queen Street West
Basement Level, Materials Distribution Room



In-person distribution:

April 24-28, 2017  (9:30-5 pm) 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 (9:30-5 pm)
May 1-5, 2017 (9:30-5 pm) 

(closed between 12:30-1:30 pm)

On-line access: April 24, 2017 onward

Shipping requests: April 24, 2017 onward
Monthly Payment Plan Application due (May start date)
Monthly Payment Plan Application due (October start date)
April 7, 2017
August 1, 2017 
LPP Fee due April 7, 2017 
Examination/Material Fee Payment due date for summer examination April 7, 2017
Fees for all other examinations Due 30 BUSINESS days prior to the examination date
Registration for an examination
Due 30 BUSINESS days prior to each examination date:

March 2017 Barrister deadline: January 23, 2017
March 2017 Solicitor deadline: February 6, 2017

June Barrister 2017 deadline: April 24, 2017
June Solicitor 2017 deadline: May 8, 2017

November 2017 Barrister deadline: September 25, 2017
November 2017 Solicitor deadline: October 10, 2017

March 2018 Barrister deadline: January 29, 2018
March 2018 Solicitor deadline: February 12, 2018

Deferral of an examination Five BUSINESS days prior to each examination date:

March 2017 Barrister deferral deadline: February 28, 2017
March 2017 Solicitor deferral deadline: March 14, 2017

June Barrister 2017 deferral deadline: May 30, 2017
June Solicitor 2017 deferral deadline: June 13, 2017

November 2017 deferral Barrister deadline: October 31, 2017
November 2017 deferral Solicitor deadline: November 14, 2017

March 2018 Barrister deferral deadline: March 6, 2018
March 2018 Solicitor deferral deadline: March 20, 2018

Early filing for Articling documentation for June Call to the Bar April 1, 2017
Professional Conduct and Practice in Ontario (PCPO) program for candidates exempted from articling: December 4, 5, 6, 2017
May 30, 31 and June 1, 2018
(dates and venues are subject to change)
Ryerson LPP Information Webinar #1 (optional) February 22, 2017  (12-1:30 pm EST)
Ryerson LPP Information Webinar #2 (optional) March 22, 2017 (6-7:30 pm EST)

LPP - Law Society Registration Deadline

May 29, 2017

Ryerson LPP - Registration Deadline Sunday, June 14, 2017

Ryerson LPP - New Candidate Welcome Webinar

June 12, 2017  (10 - 11:00 am EST)

Ryerson LPP - New Candidate Professional Development Webinar June 14, 2017  (12 - 1 pm EST)
Ryerson LPP - Summer Work Placement Application Process (eligible Candidates only) Sunday, June 25-July 11, 2017
Ryerson LPP - Summer Work Placement Interviews  August 1-18, 2017
Ryerson LPP - New Candidate Orientation Webinar August 9, 2017 (3 - 4:30 pm EST)
Ryerson LPP - Deadline to Complete Work Placement Application Requirements Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ryerson LPP - English Program Dates: (in person attendance required)


Ryerson LPP - Make-up Assessment Date

August 21-25, 2017
October 10-13, 2017
December 11-15, 2017

December 18-19, 2017

University of Ottawa French LPP Work Placement Period January 4 - April 27, 2018

Ryerson LPP Work Placement Period

January 8 - April 27, 2018

University of Ottawa's French LPP FAQ session May 17, 2017 (12 - 1 pm)
University of Ottawa's French LPP Online Information Session (mandatory) June 28, 2017 (12 - 1 pm)

Deadline to submit University of Ottawa's French LPP registration form

June 30, 2017, 4 pm

University of Ottawa's French LPP Online Orientation Session (mandatory) August 29-31, 2017 (8:30 am - 5 pm)
(dates are tentative)

University of Ottawa's French LPP Program Dates: (in person attendance required) 

September 5 - December 22, 2017

Licensing Examination Date(s) Please refer to the website for the dates, times and locations
Examination Results Approximately 6-8 weeks after the examination date
Tutoring Program - due date for requests 30 BUSINESS days prior to examination date
Transcript due date August 8, 2017
NCA Certificate of Qualification due date 30 BUSINESS days prior to examination date, or if
articling,  prior to commencing articles; or by the LPP registration deadline
Articling start date if candidate wants to be called in June the following year August 8, 2017
Articles of Clerkship due date To be submitted once the articling term begins and no later than 10 BUSINESS days after the commencement of articles.
Call to the Bar Confirmation Check your web account for updates on eligibility and confirmation 
Roll Signing Dates sent to web account approximately 6 weeks prior to your anticipated call date