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Note: The last discussion group was held on June 27, 2017. Discussion Group Summary Reports are available on the Updates page.

Submit written input online

Submit Written Input

You may submit written input online or by mail.

Submissions will be provided to the Professional Development and Competence Committee and to Convocation and may be reproduced and/or made publicly available by the Law Society, with attribution.

The Law Society reserves the right to redact submissions at its discretion, for reasons including the protection of confidentiality, copyright, and brevity.

If you submit written input online, note that your document must:

  • be a PDF, DOC or DOCX file
  • be no bigger than 5 MB

Mail written input to:

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

About the Discussion Groups

An independent facilitator lead in-person discussion groups in Hamilton, London, Toronto, Sudbury, Ottawa, Thunder Bay and Windsor. One facilitated discussion group was held by webcast.

The discussion groups ran from April through June.

Each of the discussion groups focused on one of the following four topics:

Topic 1: The Need For Change
Topic 2: Market Dynamics and the Lawyer Profession
Topic 3: Licensing Examinations: Assessment of Entry-level Competence
Topic 4: Transitional Training

Reference materials were posted in advance of the discussion groups and participants were encouraged to review these materials before participating in a discussion group, and are encouraged to review them prior to submitting written input.

Schedule of Discussion Groups

Topic 1: The Need for Change

Hamilton
John Sopinka Court House
Hamilton Law Association Library
45 Main Street East, Suite 500
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2B7
Wednesday, April 19 at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

London
Best Western Lamplighter Inn
591 Wellington Road south
London, Ontario N6C 4R3
Wednesday, April 19 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Toronto
The Law Society of Upper Canada
Osgoode Hall, The Donald Lamont Learning Centre
130 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N6
Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sudbury
Radisson Hotel Sudbury
85 St. Anne Street
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 4S4
Monday, April 24 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ottawa
Shaw Centre Ottawa
55 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2
Thursday, April 27 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Topic 2: Market Dynamics and the Lawyer Profession

Toronto
The Law Society of Upper Canada
130 Queen Street West, Toronto
Tuesday, May 23 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ottawa
Delta Hotels By Marriott Ottawa City Centre
101 Lyon Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5T9
Thursday, May 25 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thunder Bay
Valhalla Inn Hotel
1 Valhalla Inn Rd.
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6J1
Tuesday, May 30 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Windsor
Waterfront Hotel Windsor
277 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario N9A 7C5
Thursday, June 1 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Topic 3: Licensing Examinations: Assessment of Entry-level Competence (by Webcast)

Toronto
The Law Society of Upper Canada
130 Queen Street West, Toronto
Monday, June 5 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Photographs and video taken at this public event will be used in Law Society and partner organization print and online publications.

Topic 4: Transitional Training

Sudbury
Radisson Hotel Sudbury
85 St. Anne Street
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 4S4
Monday, June 12 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thunder Bay
Victoria Inn
555 West Arthur Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5R5
Thursday, June 15 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hamilton
John Sopinka Court House
Hamilton Law Association Library
45 Main Street East, Suite 500
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2B7
Tuesday, June 20 at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

London
Best Western Lamplighter Inn
591 Wellington Road south
London, Ontario N6C 4R3
Tuesday, June 20 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ottawa
Shaw Centre Ottawa
55 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2
Thursday, June 22 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Toronto
The Law Society of Upper Canada
130 Queen Street West, Toronto
Tuesday, June 27 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm