Dates to Remember for Incoming 2018-19 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.

**LPP NOTICE TO CANDIDATES**:
At the current time, the LPP has been approved to run until the 2018-19 term. The evaluation of the program is ongoing and further information about future sessions of the LPP, including applicable dates and deadlines, will be posted as it becomes available. Candidates are encouraged to check the "Become a Lawyer" section of the Law Society website and their licensing process web account regularly.  


Event/Action Due Date
Online application launch October 2017
Application (online and paper copy) due date December 1, 2017
Application Fee due date December 1, 2017
Examination  Accommodation request due date 30 BUSINESS days prior to the examination date.
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 23-27, 2018 (9:30-5 pm)
Saturday, April 28, 2018 (9:30-5 pm)
April 30-May 4, 2018 (9:30-5 pm)

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

On-line access: April 23, 2018 onward

Shipping requests: April 23, 2018 onward 
Monthly Payment Plan Application due (May start date)
Monthly Payment Plan Application due (October start date)
April 9, 2018
August 3, 2018
LPP Fee due April 9, 2018
LPP Refund Deadline Dates See the LPP page
Examination/Material Fee Payment due date for summer examination April 9, 2018
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 2018 Barrister deadline: January 29, 2018
March 2018 Solicitor deadline: February 12, 2018

June Barrister 2018 deadline: April 23, 2018
June Solicitor 2018 deadline: May 7, 2018

November 2018 Barrister deadline: September 24, 2018
November 2018 Solicitor deadline: October 9, 2018

March 2019 Barrister deadline: January 26, 2019
March 2019 Solicitor deadline: February 12, 2019
Deferral of an examination

Five BUSINESS days prior to each examination date:

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

June Barrister 2018 deferral deadline: May 29, 2018
June Solicitor 2018 deferral deadline: June 12, 2018

November 2018 deferral Barrister deadline: October 30, 2018
November 2018 deferral Solicitor deadline: November 13, 2018

March 2019 Barrister deferral deadline: March 5, 2019
March 2019 Solicitor deferral deadline: March 19, 2019 

Early filing for Articling documentation for June Call to the Bar April 1, 2018
Professional Conduct and Practice in Ontario (PCPO) program for candidates exempted from articling: May 30, 31 and June 1, 2018
December 5, 6, 7, 2018
May 15, 16, 17, 2019
(dates and venues are subject to change)
Ryerson LPP Information Webinar #1 (optional) February 12, 2018, 12:00-1:30 pm
Ryerson LPP Information Webinar #2 (optional) March 20, 2018, 6:00-7:30 pm

LPP - Law Society Registration Deadline

June 1, 2018

Ryerson LPP - Registration Deadline (at Ryerson) June 15, 2018

Ryerson LPP - New Candidate Welcome Webinar (live; online) (details will be provided by email to Candidates registered in the LPP)

June 12, 2018, 12:00-1:30

Ryerson LPP - New Candidate Professional Development Webinar (live; online) (details will be provided by email to Candidates registered in the LPP) June 14, 2018, 12:00-1:30
Ryerson LPP - Summer Work Placement Application Process (eligible Candidates only) June 22 - July 9, 2018
Ryerson LPP - Summer Work Placement Interviews  July 30 - August 17, 2018
Ryerson LPP - New Candidate Orientation Webinar (live; online) (details will be provided by email to Candidates registered in the LPP) August 9, 2018, 12:00-1:30 
Ryerson LPP - Deadline to Complete Work Placement Application Document Requirements - 
Fall Work Placement Process
August 17, 2018

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



Ryerson LPP - Make-up Assessment Date

August 20-24, 2018 (Monday - Friday)
October 9-12, 2018 (Tuesday - Friday)
December 10-14, 2018 (Monday - Friday)

December 17 and December 18, 2018

University of Ottawa French LPP Work Placement Period January 7, 2019 to April 30, 2019

Ryerson LPP Work Placement Period

January 7 - April 26, 2019 (dates may vary)

University of Ottawa's French LPP FAQ session      May 23, 2018, 12 pm
University of Ottawa's French LPP Online Information Session (mandatory) June 26, 2018, 12 pm

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

June 29, 2018, 4 pm

University of Ottawa's French LPP Online Orientation Session (mandatory) week of August 27, 2018

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

September 4, 2018 to December 21, 2018

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 3, 2018
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 10, 2018 
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