File the Lawyer Annual Report

Purpose

Under By-Law 8, Part II all lawyers must file a Lawyer Annual Report with the Law Society by March 31st each year. Lawyers provide details regarding their practice of law and other related activities during the preceding year in this report. By-Law 8, Part II requires the Lawyer Annual Report to be filed in an electronic format specified by the Law Society.

Who This Applies To

All lawyers, regardless of licence type, must submit a Lawyer Annual Report in order to maintain their licence.

Reporting Requirements

  • E-file a complete Lawyer Annual Report at https://portal.lsuc.on.ca by March 31st each year
  • Ensure that Membership Services has up to date contact information (including telephone/fax numbers, and mailing/email addresses for business and home) in the Change of Information Section at https://portal.lsuc.on.ca
  • Under By-Law 8, Part II, if a lawyer is unable to e-file the Lawyer Annual Report, he/she must apply each year to the Law Society for an exemption from the requirement to file electronically and request that a paper copy be faxed, emailed or mailed. Email bylawadmin@lsuc.on.ca or fax 416-947-3408, your request for a paper copy.

Non-compliance

Lawyers who fail to file their Lawyer Annual Report on time will be subject to a $100.00 late fee, as well as potential administrative suspension. See the Administrative Suspension page for more information.

Review Process

The By-Law Administration Services department reviews all paper reports for incomplete and/or blank responses. If a report is incomplete, a BAS Representative will contact the lawyer to request additional information.

Amendments to annual reports must be submitted in writing along with a signed disclaimer giving permission to amend the Annual Report.

E-filing the Lawyer Annual Report saves time and ensures that all responses are complete before the form can be submitted.

Non-refundable Administrative Fees

There is no fee to file the Lawyer Annual Report.

Links to LSUC Portal and Applicable Documents

Link to Applicable By-law

Questions regarding the Lawyer Annual Report

Sections 1 to 5:  General and technical questions regarding these sections should be directed to the By-Law Administration Services department by contacting the Resource Centre at (416) 947-3315 (toll-free within Ontario 1-800-668-7380 x3315) and asking to be transferred, or email By-Law Administration Services using the Contact Page.

Sections 2 and 3: Questions regarding these sections should be directed to Practice Management Helpline by contacting the Resource Centre at (416) 947-3315 (toll-free within Ontario 1-800-668-7380 x3315) and asking to be transferred, or email Practice Management using the Contact Page.

Section 4: Questions regarding this section should be directed to LawPRO by contacting their Customer Service Centre at (416) 598-5899 (toll-free within Ontario 1-800-410-1013).

Section 5: If you have difficulty submitting your form, questions should be directed to the By-Law Administration Services department by contacting the Resource Centre at (416) 947-3315 (toll-free within Ontario 1-800-668-7380 x3315) and asking to be transferred, or email By-Law Administration Services using the Contact Page.

E-Filing assistance, outstanding annual filings, blank copies of current reports: Questions regarding these topics should be directed to By-Law Administration Services department by contacting the Resource Centre at (416) 947-3315 (toll-free within Ontario 1-800-668-7380 x3315) and asking to be transferred, or email By-Law Administration Services using the Contact Page.

Demographic Survey: Questions regarding this survey should be directed to the Law Society's Equity Initiatives department by contacting the Resource Centre at (416) 947-3315 (toll-free within Ontario 1-800-668-7380 x3315) and asking to be transferred, or email Equity and Diversity Resources using the Contact Page. See FAQs regarding the survey below:

Frequently Asked Questions about Self-Identification