Options for Paying Your Law Society Fees

There are five payment options for the 2017 annual fee:

Payment Options

  1. Credit Card Payment - Click on the Pay Now button in your portal account
  2. Cheque/Money Order/ Draft  
  3. Internet/Telephone Banking  
  4. Pre-Authorized Payment Plans  
  5. Cash or Debit Card - in person at the Client Service Centre 

Payment Options

  1.  Credit Card Payment

To pay by credit card, click on the "Pay Now" button on your portal account to make payment through the Law Society's secure website.  Annual Fees payments by credit card will not be accepted by fax, mail-in, email or telephone.

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  2.  Cheque/Money Order/ Draft 

Payment may be made by cheque, money order or draft payable to the "Law Society of Upper Canada" and must be in Canadian Funds and drawn on a corresponding Canadian bank. Your licensee number should be recorded on the face of the cheque, money order or draft. Payments made in foreign funds will be returned unprocessed. 
See also fee due date information.

Cheques not honoured by the bank (NSF, stop payment, etc.) will result in a $25 charge for each item. Each returned cheque will require immediate payment, including the $25 charge, by certified cheque, draft or money order. Failure to replace a returned cheque may result in the suspension of your rights and privileges as a lawyer.

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  3.  Internet/Telephone Banking

We have enabled our licensees to add their Law Society annual membership fees to their personal list of bills payable through their own financial institution's Internet and Telephone banking services. This new option lets licencees customize their payment and helps to manage cash flow. Please use your Law Society licence number as the account number when registering with your bank. See fee due date information
 

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  4.  Pre-Authorized Payment Plans

Lawyers

The Law Society offers two pre-authorized payment plan options: 1) Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment plan and 2) Pre-Authorized Annual Payment plan.

To enroll in either of these plans you can complete your application online through your LSUC Portal account.

  First Withdrawal (March) Subsequent Withdrawals  (April - December)
     
Category 1 $224.49 $224.51
     
Category 2 $116.29 $116.25
     
Category 3 $62.10 $62.13

 

Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment Plan

An $80 administration fee will be charged for this option. Participants who are already enrolled in the Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment plan will continue on the plan until they withdraw from the plan by accessing PAP in their LSUC Portal account. They do not need to complete another authorization.  The monthly Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment Plan will consist of ten (10) monthly withdrawals from a Canadian Financial Institution. Withdrawals will commence on March 7, 2017 and continue on the 5th business day of each month through to December 2017.

Pre-Authorized Annual Payment Plan

The Law Society offers a Pre-Authorized Annual Payment plan. There is no administration fee for this payment option. To enroll in this plan you can complete your application online through your LSUC Portal account. Once enrolled, you will continue on the plan until you withdraw from the plan by accessing PAP in your LSUC Portal account. You do not need to complete another authorization.

New this year, licensees registered in the Annual PAP will be eligible for a discount of up to $50 on their 2017 annual fee.  The discount will be pro-rated according to the licensee's fee category.  

Returned Cheques/Rejected Withdrawals

Cheques or pre-authorized withdrawals not honoured by the financial institution (NSF, stop payment, etc.) will result in an administrative charge for each item. Each returned cheque or rejected withdrawal will require immediate payment, including the administrative charge, by certified cheque, draft, money order or credit card. Failure to replace a returned cheque or rejected withdrawal will result in administrative suspension without further notice.

Licensees enrolled in the Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment Plan who have two rejected withdrawals will no longer be eligible for the plan and will be required to remit payment for full fees immediately.

Paralegals

The Law Society offers two pre-authorized payment plan options: 1) Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment plan and 2) Pre-Authorized Annual Payment plan.

To enroll in either of these plans you can complete your application online through your LSUC Portal account.

  First Withdrawal (March) Subsequent Withdrawals    (April - December)
     
Category 1 $126.18 $126.20
     
Category 2 $67.09 $67.10
     
Category 3 $37.55 $37.55

 

Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment Plan

An $80 administration fee will be charged for this option. Participants who are already enrolled in the Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment plan will continue on the plan until they withdraw from the plan by accessing PAP in their LSUC Portal account. They do not need to complete another authorization. The monthly Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment Plan will consist of ten (10) monthly withdrawals from a Canadian Financial Institution. Withdrawals will commence on March 7, 2017 and continue on the 5th business day of each month through to December 2017.

Pre-Authorized Annual Payment Plan

The Law Society offers a Pre-Authorized Annual Payment plan. There is no administration fee for this payment option. To enroll in this plan you can complete your application online through your LSUC Portal account. Once enrolled, you will continue on the plan until you withdraw from the plan by accessing PAP in your LSUC Portal account. You do not need to complete another authorization.

New this year, licensees registered in the Annual PAP will be eligible for a discount of up to $50 on their 2017 annual fee.  The discount will be pro-rated according to the licensee's fee category.  

Returned Cheques/Rejected Withdrawals

Cheques or pre-authorized withdrawals not honoured by the financial institution (NSF, stop payment, etc.) will result in an administrative charge for each item. Each returned cheque or rejected withdrawal will require immediate payment, including the administrative charge, by certified cheque, draft, money order or credit card. Failure to replace a returned cheque or rejected withdrawal will result in administrative suspension without further notice.

Licensees enrolled in the Pre-Authorized Monthly Payment Plan who have two rejected withdrawals will no longer be eligible for the plan and will be required to remit payment for full fees immediately.

 

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  5.  Cash or Debit Card - in person at the Client Service Centre

Cash or Debit Card - in person at the Client Service Centre - 130 Queen St W, Toronto, ON  M5H 2N6

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