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Dialogue on Licensing

This spring the Law Society of Upper Canada is embarking on a province-wide discussion that will inform the development of an appropriate, sustainable licensing system for lawyers. From April through June, we are holding a series of facilitated in-person and webcast discussions about the realities, challenges and opportunities of lawyer licensing. We encourage you to join the dialogue and provide your input.

More about Dialogue on Licensing

Message From the Treasurer

As the legal profession continues to evolve, the licensing process needs to keep pace.

That is why, on November 9th, 2016, following the review and subsequent two-year extension of the Pathways Pilot Project, the Law Society’s governing body approved embarking on a comprehensive review of the lawyer licensing process in Ontario. As a result, we will be engaging with the profession and other stakeholders to formulate long-term recommendations for an appropriate, sustainable lawyer licensing system in Ontario.

The Dialogue on Licensing, a series of facilitated in-person and webcast group discussions, will see the Law Society engage in extensive consultations on the future of our licensing process, from April through June.

This is a critical issue for the profession and together, we can chart a course for the future. We all have a role to play and I firmly believe that this process can lead to solutions that will have a long-lasting impact.

We look forward to hearing from as many participants as possible! Be sure to subscribe to the mailing list and register for a discussion group near you.

Paul B. Schabas

Treasurer, The Law Society of Upper Canada

Submit Written Input by Mail

Dialogue on Licensing
The Law Society of Upper Canada
130 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N6