Application Under Rule 7.6-1.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct or
Subrule 6.01(6) of the Paralegal Rules of Conduct
Lawyer or paralegal licensees who plan to retain, occupy
office space with, use the services of, partner or associate with, or employ in
any capacity having to do with the practice of law or provision of legal
services any person who in Ontario or elsewhere, has been
disbarred and struck off the Rolls, has had his or her licence to practise law
or to provide legal services revoked, has been suspended, has had his or her
licence to practise law or to provide legal services suspended, has undertaken
not to practise law or to provide legal services, or who has been involved in
disciplinary action and been permitted to resign or to surrender his or her
licence to practise law or to provide legal services, and has not had his or
her licence restored must formally apply in advance to the Law Society for
permission to do so under rule 7.6-1.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct
or subrule 6.01(6) of the Paralegal
Rules of Conduct.
The applicant must complete an Application Under Rule
7.6-1.1 Applicant Lawyer’s Information form or an Application Under Subrule
6.01(6) Applicant Paralegal’s Information form, along with the Information for
a Plan of Supervision Under Rule 7.6-1.1/Subrule 6.01(6) form. The former or
suspended licensee must complete the Information for a Rule 7.6-1.1/Subrule 6.01(6)
Application from a Former or Suspended Licensee or a Licensee who has Given an Undertaking Not to Practise
Law or Provide Legal Services. All forms should be submitted to the Law Society
by the applicant, along with the application fee.
All applications and attachments are reviewed by
Administrative Compliance (AC). If the review reveals that the application, the
information form and/or any attachments are not complete then an AC Representative
will contact the applicant to request additional information or to advise of necessary
It is the
applicant's responsibility to publish a notice
to the profession at
their own cost. Information on publication is provided in the application
The Law Society’s Monitoring
and Enforcement department prepares a memorandum summarizing the information
provided by the applicant and the former or suspended licensee, and information
gathered internally. The memorandum, a Plan of Supervision, an outline of any
concerns Monitoring and Enforcement may have, a recommendation with respect to
the decision, and suggested conditions are submitted to the Hearing Division of the Law Society Tribunal.
This information is shared with the applicant prior to its submission.
The application process does not result in a formal
hearing. The Hearing Division of the Law Society Tribunal makes its decision based on written submissions.
The materials provided by the applicant and the former or suspended licensee
are confidential. The application and the information prepared by Monitoring
and Enforcement are reviewed by the Hearing Division of the Law Society Tribunal in camera. The final
decision of the Hearing Division of the Law Society Tribunal is public, together with any approved Plan of
AC requires up to 60 business days to review the
application prior to submitting it to Monitoring and Enforcement.
Applications under rule 7.6-1.1 or subrule 6.01(6) are
generally approved for a defined term of three years. During that term,
applicants must report quarterly to the Law Society regarding their adherence
to the Plan of Supervision and conditions attached to the Hearing Division's
permission given under rule 7.6-1.1 or subrule 6.01(6). Each report must be
accompanied by an administrative fee. Reports are due within 15 days of the end
of each quarter. Failure to file these quarterly reports may result in
revocation of the permission granted to the applicant to continue in the
arrangement with the former or suspended licensee.
At the end of the three-year period, the Law Society will
determine whether it is necessary for the lawyer or paralegal to make a formal
renewal application for the arrangement. Renewal details are available in the Rule
7.6-1.1 and Subrule 6.01(6) Applications Guide to the Law Society’s Policy and
Non-refundable Administrative Fees
A non-refundable application fee in the amount of $200 +
HST must be submitted with the application.
A non-refundable quarterly report fee in the amount of $50
+ HST must be submitted with each Quarterly Report.
If another application is necessary following the
three-year approval period, a non-refundable fee in the amount of $150 + HST
must be submitted with the application.
Application and Additional Documents:
Application related questions should be directed to
Administrative Compliance by calling 416- 947-3315 (toll-free 1-800-668-7380 ext. 3315) and asking to be
transferred, or emailing Administrative Compliance using the Contact Page.