Recommendations for External Appointments Application

Recommendations for External Appointments Application

Law Society Recommendations for External Appointments Application Form

As part of its mandate, the Law Society recommends potential appointees to a variety of boards, councils and committees.  

In particular, the Law Society makes recommendations to the Attorney General for appointments to the Board of Legal Aid Ontario, The Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee and the Justices of the Peace Review Council, under the Legal Aid Services and the Justices of the Peace Acts. Recommendations for additional agencies are also made as required.

To ensure that the Law Society is able to make recommendations in a timely fashion we have established an electronic application process and application bank.  

Complete the Form

Appointment information 

More information about the committees and boards for which the Law Society makes appointments or recommendations can found at the following links:

Equity policy

As part of The Law Society of Upper Canada's mandate to ensure access to justice, the Law Society integrates equality, diversity and inclusion values and principles into its policies, programs and procedures. 

The Law Society recognizes the diversity of the legal profession and the public it serves. 

In fulfilling the specific criteria established by a board, council or committee to which an appointment is being made, when identifying candidates to appoint or recommend for external appointments, Convocation or the Treasurer will take into account the following:

  • Membership in equality-seeking communities, including those based on race, ancestry, ethnic origin, place of origin, citizenship, language, disability, age, creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation; and
  • Knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion issues. 

Application process

The Law Society accepts applications for all appointments throughout the year. As vacancies arise and recommendations are required, we review all applicable applications in our application bank. Applications are kept in the bank for three years.

The Law Society accepts applications through the electronic application form only. The application must be completed in one sitting as it is not possible to save a partially completed form. It is possible to cut and paste text into the electronic form, however, the form does not preserve formatting such as italics and bullets. For bullet points, please use a standard dash at the beginning of the line.  

The Law Society will only consider information on the application form. Please do not submit a separate resume or any other supporting material such as reference letters.

Application withdrawals

If you would like to withdraw your application, please email Please include your application number.

External Appointment Application Form

* = required field
Application Number
Have you applied before?

Please enter your application number

(8 characters in length)


Contact Information


First Name *

Last Name *

Email Address *

(Your application number will be sent to this email address)

Primary Address *

Street Address *

Address Line 2

City *

Province *

Post Code (Ex: A2A 2A2) *
Telephone (daytime) *

Secondary Address

Street Address

Address Line 2 



Post Code (Ex: A2A 2A2)

Application Questions

Please indicate if you are a licensee of the Law Society *

If applicable, please enter your licensee number

1. Choose the appointment(s) for which you would like to be considered *


2. From time to time the Law Society may make recommendations for appointments to boards and committees not listed above. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for other appointments *


Please note you may cut and paste text into the following fields. However, the application does not preserve formatting such as bold, italics and bullet points. To indicate bullets please use a standard dash at the beginning of the line.

3. Educational Background    
Please indicate the institution attended, degree or credentials attained and year of completion.

4. Professional and Employment Background
Please provide a chronology of all relevant work experience, including a description of consulting projects, starting with the most recent. Indicate employer, your title/position, the dates you held the position, and a summary of your responsibilities.

5. Community Involvement
Please describe your involvement, work done, and if appropriate, the applicable organization.

6. Memberships in professional organizations (if applicable)


7. Do you have a high degree of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English?


Do you have a high degree of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking French?

Can you speak or write any other languages? If so, please indicate:

8. The Law Society is committed to promoting equality and diversity. In order to help ensure diversity in our appointment recommendations we are including the following voluntary questions.



 Please check any of the following characteristics to which you self-identify (select all that apply):


9. Additional Information 

Include any additional skills or experience that you regard as relevant.

10. References  
Please provide the names and contact information for three persons who could provide a reference for you.  Include name, occupation, address and telephone number.

The personal information requested on this Application Form is being collected and used by the Law Society to evaluate the suitability of potential candidates for appointment to an Ontario agency, board or commission.  Additional personal information will be required from you if you are a candidate who is considered for appointment.  Personal information about you may also be collected from the organizations or from the references you have provided and used to evaluate your suitability as a candidate, as well as to verify the truth and accuracy of the information you have provided, and for no other purpose.  This information will not be disclosed except as required for the above-noted purposes.  Any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of personal information requested on this form should be directed to 416-947-7617.