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Law Society of Ontario releases long-awaited lawyer licensing report

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 11:52 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) professional development and competence committee has been reviewing the lawyer licensing process since 2016 and a report on its recommendations will be presented to Convocation on May 24.

Licensing candidates currently must pass both the barrister and solicitor licensing examinations, as well as a transitional training requirement. Transition training can be completed either through an articling position or via the Law Practice Program (LPP)/Programme de pratique du droit (PPD).

According to the report, the committee’s recommendations come at a time...