Who is eligible for call to the bar?

Candidates who have completed the Licensing Process, mobility & transfer candidates (licensed in other Canadian jurisdictions), and law deans/professors (from approved Ontario law schools) who successfully complete all requirements of the Law Society, are eligible for call to the bar.

Licensing Process Candidates

To be eligible for call to the bar all candidates must:

  • Successfully completed all components of the Licensing Process as required
  • Paid all Law Society fees, including the call to the bar fee
  • Filed the required documents
  • Be of good character, as required by section 27(2) of the Law Society Act – candidates have a continuing obligation to keep the responses to the questions set out in the Good Character Section of their Application current, complete and correct prior to the date of call
  • Submitted all the required call to the bar related documents

Mobility & Transfer Candidates

Transfer candidates are eligible for call to the bar who have met the requirements for admission as set out in By-Law 4, Section 9(2)(a)(i)(ii)(iii) respectively and have:

  • Submitted all documents and fees related to making application for admission to the Law Society of Ontario as required by the Administrative Compliance Processes Department (ACP)
  • Paid the Licensing Examination fees, where applicable
  • Passed the required transfer examinations, where applicable
  • Submitted all call to the bar related documents
  • Paid all fees including the call to the bar fee

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